Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Weigh-In

Yesterday was a total bust for me and honestly I don't know why. I spent my day like a toad on a log. I just couldn't get motivated to do anything. I blogged about exercise, but then didn't even bother to do any. I can't even tell you why I didn't drink any water. I just didn't. I hate days like that. I'm not going to let it set a precedent though. Today is a new day and I'm going strong.

My Friday morning weigh in.................184.5! Yippe!!! 2 pounds down! I'm happy with this number considering that my eating was not all that great and I completely skipped one whole day of water and exercise.

T'was the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
nothing would fit me, not even a blouse;
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I had to taste,
at the holiday parties had gone to my waist;

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared;

The wine and the rum balls; the bread and the cheese,
and the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
and prepared once again to do battle with dirt,
I said to myself, as only I can,
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'til all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

Author Unknown


  1. This poem is hilarious! It is so true!

  2. Did you make that up? It's really good. Everybody has a day like yours where you just can't get into the groove. The next day is always better!

  3. I didn't make the poem up it up, someone sent it to me in an e-mail. Nothing like a little humor. :)

  4. That is the best poem I have ever read! I laughed the whole way through. Thanks for sharing it.

    And congrats on -2 pounds!!! That's awesome!!!!

  5. I haven't read that before... too funny!!
    Congrats on the 2 lb loss. :-)

    " I'm not going to let it set a precedent though." And with that kind of thinking, you are in this to succeed. Good job!