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The trouble with diets: part 1

Monday, November 19, 2012

The trouble with diets

I'm ok eating breakfast, I'm ok with my lunch
It's when it gets to 4 o'clock I really start to munch.
I start with something healthy – an apple or a pear,
And then I might look in the fridge and try a morsel there.

A cup of tea's quite helpful, no calories in that
Just lemon and some water that will not make me fat.
But then I'll add a piece of bread, with low fat spread, of course
It's just the lump of cheese on top which brings on the remorse...

And if it's cold and dark and grey as winter tends to be
I'll turn to a nice bowl of soup, quite comforting to me
That could be pretty healthy – warm and fill me too
But with added cream and croutons I'm not sure that it's true.

So then I'll go out for a jog to keep the food away
I know that I must find ways that keep nibbling at bay
But as I pass the shops I think that since I've come this far
I should reward my efforts with a little chocolate bar

Home again, determined, another cup of tea
No milk or sugar just a slice of lemon there for me!
I've had enough to eat today if I want to get slimmer
But then my daughter says to me “Mum, what is for dinner?” emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBBYL1 11/19/2012 10:42PM

  Made me laugh! Thanks.... and so familiar but never managed to rhyme it

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CING56 11/19/2012 5:14PM

    Thankyou for reading my poem. I enjoyed writing it over breakfast... a healthy one! At least I've steered clear of the bread and cheese today:) emoticon

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LEXIE63 11/19/2012 3:59PM

    An excellent poem. Is it your handiwork? I love it!
Lex xxx

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ANYANP2 11/19/2012 3:51PM

    So true. Thats why I have changed my mindset and decided this is a lifestyle change rather than a diet.
I am also an afternoon/evening snacker... I started to save a few cals during the day, when I am the most well behaved with my eating, so I can have a decent dinner and evening snack. So far... so good.

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ADZY86 11/19/2012 9:57AM

    Love this poem!

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LISAN0415 11/19/2012 7:30AM

    We can do this, this is ot a diet, it's a healthy lifestyle and a journey!

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EOWYN2424 11/19/2012 7:08AM

    Nice poem! And so true!

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SANDYCRANE 11/19/2012 7:05AM

    Well said. Supper time is the worst when you have already used up most of your calorie allotment. Thanks for the poem, you have quite a talent for writing. Hang in there, you are doing fine.

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AZMOMXTWO 11/19/2012 6:56AM

  great poem
we can follow threw and leave out the unhealthy foods

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