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Too much fudge!

Monday, August 26, 2013

How about some food for thought?

No, I haven't been eating fudge.
But I really like it.

After reading these definitions, and being brutally honest with myself,
I decided that I really have had it with fudge!

When I was trying to maintain without measuring my food,
I thought I was doing okay. But when the scales told me differently
and I started to measure and weigh my food portions again . . .
guess what?

It may not have been intentional, but it wasn't accurate!

An extra ounce of this, an extra tablespoon of that,
how about another half cup of something else???
It all adds up . . . . and finds its way to my waist!
And in the end, the scales don't lie!

So, what's your favorite kind of fudge?

Webster's Dictionary's definition
fudge; fudged; fudgˇing
*transitive verb
1a : to devise as a substitute : fake
b : falsify (fudged the figures)
2: to fail to come to grips with : dodge (fudged the issue)

*intransitive verb
1: to exceed the proper bounds or limits of something (feel that the author has fudged a little) ; also : cheat (fudging on an exam)
2: to fail to perform as expected
3: to avoid commitment : hedge (the government's tendency to fudge on delicate matters of policy)

3: something that is fudged; especially : a bending of rules or a compromise

The American HeritageŽ Dictionary definition
1. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
2. Nonsense; humbug.

verb. fudged, fudgˇing, fudgˇes
1. To fake or falsify: fudge casualty figures.
2. To evade (an issue, for example); dodge.

1. To act in an indecisive manner: always fudged on the important questions.
2. a. To go beyond the proper limits of something:
b. To act dishonestly; cheat.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAHTAIT 9/1/2013 10:06AM

    Oooh fudge is my weakness. I run when I see it. I have been on a healthy eating plan and not measuring so I know how easy it is to add just a bit extra. Those extras do count.
Thanks for sharing this great blog!

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GABY1948 8/28/2013 9:47AM

    I agree...this is a GREAT Blog! Thanks!

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SMIDGON 8/28/2013 7:10AM

    Great Blog! Cat!

Where did you find that 'belly'? I need to print it out; and, post on my frig.. That's how I am afraid I'll look once I lose all my weight!


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KAYYVAUGHN 8/28/2013 6:53AM

    I agree. Thanks!!


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GWTRIKER 8/27/2013 6:23PM

    That Lucy episode was priceless! Thanks for the reminder!

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/27/2013 2:59PM

    Thank you!

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MARITIMER3 8/27/2013 12:03PM

    Amazing the difference between the English discionary and the American one. I find fudge too sweet,but bought and ate a chocolate bar with almonds this afternoon.

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KIWIANN 8/27/2013 11:36AM

    Great blog - emoticon

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BAMAJAM 8/27/2013 11:33AM

  Oh what a wonderful blog!
--- But how did you get a picture of MY belly?--- Grrr :-(
And Lucy was absolutely the master of comedy! I love the scene with chocolates speeding by on the conveyor belt! In fact, when life is overwhelming and stressful, I frequently use the expression, "The chocolates are flying"--referencing this Lucy episode! Thanks for the sweet memories! (really sweet)-- lol

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PHATPAT18 8/27/2013 11:15AM

    Thanks for sharing, personally, I don't care for fudge.

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KELLIEBEAN 8/27/2013 10:43AM

    I Love Lucy is one if my favorites! Fudge is also a favorite!!!

I like that picture if the girl trying to put jeans on! So true!

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FUNLOVEN 8/27/2013 9:46AM

    Well, to be absolutely honest, I LOVE the American HeritageŽ Dictionary definition of fudge:

1. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.

Yes, yes, yes! It is a screaming siren to me emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/27/2013 9:03AM

  Great Blog. I Like the pictures very much. Good reminders. Thank You for sharing this with us. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care.

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WALLAHALLA 8/26/2013 10:18PM

    emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/26/2013 10:13PM

    Great reminders

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1CRAZYDOG 8/26/2013 8:38PM

    LOVE the pictures . . . my favorite comedy of all times . . . I LOVE LUCY AND my favorite episode. CANDY EVERYWHERE and both hiding the candy and eating it when the line went too fast . . . well it didn't work!

So, I'm with you. I found out pretty early on that I probably will always have to weigh and measure, but it's all right! AS the one post says, " . . . because this feeling really sucks!" Absolutely! Do NOT want to go where I've already been! Weigh and measure I will do. It's worth it.


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FISHINGLADY66 8/26/2013 8:31PM

    Great Blog. I needed to read this one today. Thanks.

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MERRYMARY42 8/26/2013 8:29PM

    I buy fudgecicles at 100 calories each, and I find they really satisfy my sweet tooth, not every day but as a treat, try it. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/26/2013 8:13PM

    You are so right! I'm with you - no more fudge.

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2BDYNAMIC 8/26/2013 8:00PM

    Great Blog!! You really hit the nail on the head!! ....... We simply cant 'fudge' (no pun intended) cause it always shows up (on the belly!!) ......... oh and don't know where you found that gal trying to yank up her pants but it is great!! as are all of them!! emoticon ....... I think the blog gives a nice balance of 'truth and reality' something we just can't outrun!!! ......... emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/26/2013 7:38PM

    Interesting play on words.

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RUKIDDINGME123 8/26/2013 7:36PM

    Great post! I actually have that first picture in your post hanging on my kitchen wall!


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MAMA_CD 8/26/2013 7:34PM

    I think many of us have been guilty of fudging ourselves when it comes to consumption of food, you're so right, in the end, the scales don't lie. We might as well be honest with ourselves and see our success come quicker than if we try to fudge our way to success. emoticon

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