Oh, I’m sick of this dieting
In my quest to be all lithe and slim
Some food is so difficult to give up on
And, I am not really keen on the gym!
This spare tyre that I carry round my middle
Spills over the top of my jeans
I need to ditch the roasts and the curries
And eat more salads and greens!
I’m fed up with looking so chunky
And hate to see myself in the nude
I really must get some willpower
And take control of my food!
I know my lifestyle is unhealthy
That’s why I have diabetes type 2
I have given up smoking and drinking
And there is just this one thing to do
I have to become more assertive
If I am going to succeed
And stick to what’s healthy and nutritious
Instead of giving in to my greed!
Sigh. I’m with you, Judy. Me too.
A wonderful portrayal of a common predicament.
Thank you Tess. 🙂
We’re all right there with you, Judy. ☺
Thanks, Van 🙂
But about that pic you used in the post. I had that for dinner last night. Grilled chicken breast, salad and marinated asparagus. It was great, but I woke up hungrier than normal. Go figure !
Actually the pic I used was the result of a ‘healthy’ eating’ search!
That is my problem too. If I eat healthy food I am always hungry.
Weight Watchers is working so well for me (22 pounds gone!). The weight played havoc with my injured knee! Good luck and great way to express it!
Well done Terri, I know how hard it is to lose weight. I start my diet again tomorrow!
Thank you! I heard “tomorrow ” is a four-letter word squared ?
HaHA! Well, I have started today. Fingers crossed, it works this time 🙂
Ok, good job! 🙂
Now it seems most of the advice on dieting has been wrong anyway… And of course, hormones and age always ready to make matters worse… Good luck. We’ll keep trying.
That makes it even more confusing when we are given such conflicting advice. Yes, the middle-ages spread had got a hold of me and does not want to let go! I Will beat it though! 🙂
good luck, Judy! you can do it! 😀
Thanks Rose. I am off to a good start 🙂
yay! and you’re new photo is lovely! 😀 😀 😀
Thank you Rose.
How lovely of you to say ♥♥
you are most welcome, and it’s true! 😉
Ha ha! Love it. In the middle of it too x sigh
It can be such a drag! 😦
In the same boat as you Judy constant battle between tasty food and living a healthier lifestyle! Loved the poem.
Thanks, Hanna. Yes, it is so difficult trying to resist the tasty food. 🙂
This is fabulous!!! Also, I’m right there with you!
It is heartening to know that I have some lovely company in my dieting quest! 🙂
I feel your pain, I am in the same position
It is so hard Esme, when there are so many tasty treats and delicious delights to tempt us! 🙂
Yes, I am sorry to do this to you all, I am struggling myself, as all I see each day when I get home are these yummy dishes. It seems like just blogging them I add the pounds
Oh dear, you must have such willpower not to indulge in them all! 🙂
?? its difficult but fortunately I do not have time to prepare them all and as I do GF lots of them I am not allowed
I would be hopeless, so I admire you! 🙂
GF has its benefits. I am sure you will be able to do it. I found once I get my head on straight then I am good, but otherwise its a lost case even before I start
It must be hard seeing the lovely food that you can’t have 😦
You do get used to it, and at my age, it does not bother me, or maybe I have my head on properly on this one. I would rather not eat it than suffer the consequences after the fact
Yes, I can understand why, Esme 🙂
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Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I am Judy, in my (very) early fifties and decided that life definitely gets more interesting as it goes on! I am a wife and a mum and have just finished University as a Registered Nurse, after having worked as an Associate Practitioner in the NHS. I am also a poet and the author of my debut book, 'Rhymes of the Times.' I love to laugh, and I love rhyming words too, so I joined the two together, and my book was born. I am currently working on another book in the series also. I am a prolific blogger and enjoy writing funny stories, anecdotes, and anything really that takes my fancy.
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