Calories and Carbs and Fats, OH MY!

It all adds up

And the total

Is just too high

Time for water

Time for veggies

Time to exercise

I’ve been down

This path before

This time it

Has to stick

I will do it

Find the will power

Deep inside somewhere

It is not a diet

It is a lifestyle

And it is time

I live it


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – total

Mumbles … diet

There was once a comedian that talked about diet having a die in it… that is how I kind of look at dieting.  I have tried more than once to hop on a diet trend, but the problem is as soon as you say I can’t have it, that is all that I crave.  So, over the years I have adapted a little here and there and although I am no where near where I want to be on my weight, I have held even and not gone up.  My meds cause weight gain so I am happy to stay even.

I grew up in a household where you got rewarded with food.  Birthday dinners were always your choice, you ate when you were stressed and depressed.  Even when we were sick there were special meals or treats – like ice cream for a sore throat.  I learned well and still turn to food for comfort… but it doesn’t really work.

I eat and I regret.  I then try to cut back a little.  Add more fruits and especially vegetables.  I don’t cut out sweets, only cut them back.  I tried to eliminate them but then I tend to binge on them in a frenzy to get that comfort food rush.

I have a very bad relationship with food.  As I have heard it said before diet IS a four-letter word!  So, I will eat in moderation and when my body lets me, I exercise a little to stay as healthy as I can.  What do you do to try to eat right?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – diet

Happy and Grateful – Day 151

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Another beautiful spring day.  It was pretty uneventful.  Took my Dad to his coffee group and visited with them for an hour and a half.  I am glad my Dad still goes to that and sees some of his old friends.  He doesn’t get out much since he can’t drive.  I am happy to take him to see his friends.

Tonight was spent with the computer and then my boyfriend and I watched the start of a new series for us… Banshee.  I can see it has potential to be pretty good.  Then we tried something new before he went to bed.  He read about a green smoothie that is supposed to help you lose weight.  I have had a couple of green smoothies that were pretty good so I thought I would give it a try with him.  It is pretty heavy on the cilantro and has kind of a kick to it, but I drank it all.  I know with the fruit and veggies in it, it can’t be bad for us.  I just hope it does some good.  I am grateful that he found an easy recipe to try for a little while to see if it works.

I have a morning appointment tomorrow so I should head off to dreamland.  Here’s hoping I hear one of my four alarms I set to try to wake up on time… sad but true.  LOL