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

Getting Ready

“Do I look ok?” Sally asked looking into the mirror.

“Honey, I have told you a million times you look great.” Bill added, “Besides the party starts soon.”

“You’re not just saying that? You know I’ve put on weight because of my meds.” Sally sat down with a sigh.

“You have put on a little weight, but it just means there’s more of you to love.” Bill held his hand out for Sally to take.

She took it and said, “You don’t think I look like a blimp?”

“Not even close.” Bill pulled her into his arms for a kiss.



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