Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Over the weekend I went out to eat with some close friends of mine, these are friends who LOVE a good steak slathered with butter, fully dressed baked potatoes, ceaser salads, 3 or 4 root beers and then a loaf (each mind you) of bread! Yes, folks that is a typical meal for these folks! it kills me to go out to eat with them! however, I sit there with my chicken dish, steamed veggies, side salad with no cheese or croutons, etc. and I do indulge with a couple beers, but I have researched and logged my choices. I hear them say OH yeah, i have to get back on my "diet" monday, I hear this all the time from all of them, it's a standard! Yet I bite my tongue and try and be supportive, I said why don't you try a "lifestyle change" instead of a diet and of course got laughed at. I started thinking about the word Diet, such a thrown around word in my opinion, it's used over and over and by anyone and everyone and it carries alot of different meanings! to me the word diet implies a Beginning and an End! So one can say I'm going on a Diet but then whenever they want, they can say OH I'm off my diet! which gives them full permission to PIG OUT! which my friends do weekly, monthly, oh hell, daily! So I guess, My wish is that someone would Slay the word diet and start teaching folks the good ol' lifestyle change!!!! I choose to make changes that I can live with daily, weekly, monthly and yearly! I know I will slip up and I'm OK with that, I know that should not warrant me going all out and then getting back on the wagon! I sure hope alot of others feel the same! Thank you for letting me rant! now back to your regular programming!