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Purina Diet (a joke)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012











A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP to Food Lion Yesterday.....



I was at my local Food Lion, buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think...I had an elephant? So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again.



I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.



I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Food Lion won't let me shop there anymore. Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.





  
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3BOYS1MOMMY 1/29/2013 6:12PM

    That is one of the funniest things I have heard in a long time!

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NYARAMULA 10/18/2012 3:55AM

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UMUCGRAD 10/16/2012 9:56PM

    Hmmm

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Somebody STOP me!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm having a really hard time getting my eating under control. Had a very bad day at work yesterday and after dinner I made brownies. Eating soothes me. I am a diabetic and shouldn't be eating brownies to begin with. I need to get back on track with eating and exercise. It's just too overwhelming, I give up before I start. Any ideas?

  
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DEELIN1960 8/14/2011 11:22AM

    I know how you feel. Its the stressful times that trigger me too. I try to make sugar free pudding and jello to have on hand when I need something sweet. I freeze Yoplait fat free Yogurt & pretend its icecream. :-)

We can do this! Don't give up. Its one choice at a time.

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ROBBIE53 8/10/2010 8:00PM

    Thanks for the comments.

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SLIMTHICK2 8/10/2010 5:01PM

    I liked the comments you receive. I read them. I haven't any words of wisdom for you today only to let you know that I have had one of those days today. tomorrow I will get right back on my path, and so should you. Every day make an attempt until it sticks.

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GERIKRAGH 8/10/2010 11:03AM

    Don't make the brownies! Go to the store and just buy one packaged brownie or get one from the bakery. You can have your snack, just don't overdo. Make sure you're getting protein in the late afternoon. Good luck.

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MCJULIEO 8/10/2010 9:30AM

    Don't give up!!

I keep thinking of the illustration I heard here on SP:
"If you got a speeding ticket, would you just say to yourself, 'Oh, man! I stink at this! I just can't do it!' and then speed everywhere??!!??"

Each day is an opportunity for a fresh new start... one day at a time...

One step at a time.
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Have you looked at some healthy alternatives? (I discovered that if I make the frozen banana soft serve ice cream that is in the Spark recipes, but make it with an added tablespoon of cocoa, I can have a wonderful chocolate indulgence for seriously FEW calories- toss in a T of almonds and a squirt of chocolate syrup and you're talking "Chocolate Heaven" for half the calories in one brownie)
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JUANITAM345 8/10/2010 8:14AM

    Self control is the hardest thing I am still trying to concur. It is a daily struggle. Just keep trying your hardest. A support person that you could call during your weak moments would be great. Please do not give up. You can do this. emoticon

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Back on Track-Day 3

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I didn't get up early enough to exercise before work so I had to do it tonight. Exercising at night is not going to work out for me an a regular basis. I need to get up and get moving in the morning.
I stayed within my calories and drank 8 glasses of water too. It takes awhile to get a momentum going. Hopefully it won't take too long before all these become habit.
I may be working a ton of overtime which could make things interesting, but I'm determined to keep moving forward with fitness and exercise.

  
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TONIMARIE79 1/19/2010 8:21AM

    I would have such a hard time sticking with it and working at night! I always want to eat at work when I am sleepy! Hang in there. I hope you are having a good week.

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Back on Track-Day 3

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I didn't get up early enough to exercise before work so I had to do it tonight. Exercising at night is not going to work out for me an a regular basis. I need to get up and get moving in the morning.
I stayed within my calories and drank 8 glasses of water too. It takes awhile to get a momentum going. Hopefully it won't take too long before all these become habit.
I may be working a ton of overtime which could make things interesting, but I'm determined to keep moving forward with fitness and exercise.

  


Back on Track-Day 2

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is the second day of being on track since I can't remember when. While I was unemployed it was much easier to keep up with tracking and exercising. Once I got back to work it wasn't as easy. It got to a point where I didn't track nutrition or exercise.
Sunday I made the decision to get back on track. No more excuses! The exercising was much harder than I remember. It's amazing what a few months off will do to your body.
I'm back to measuring and weighing food too.
I want to thank all my spark buddies who didn't give up on me and gave me the courage to get back on track.

  
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TONIMARIE79 1/13/2010 12:10PM

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You rock Aunt Robbie! I am so glad you have not given up on spark people. I am having a hard time this week, I have gained 2 lbs back since last Friday. (we had a little Idol party last night with tons of snacks that I didn't stay out of). I am really getting sick of losing and gaining the same 5 lbs over and over again. I will start doing better with you!

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BPELLER 1/12/2010 7:25PM

    Way to go Robbie! emoticon You can do it! emoticon

Bonnie


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