Ode to My Indiscretion (and slimmers everywhere): a reblog

Found this and it made me smile…………. not bad seeing as I wrote it!


Reblog, as I’ve temporarily resigned from Slimming World until we get sorted and I can join a new group locally

Shock and dismay at my indiscretion,
The scales have moved in the wrong direction,
Wiping the smile off my happy face,
I hang my head and sit down in disgrace.
Looking back, I see where I went wrong,
Crisps were my weakness, my will power gone,
The biscuits were rationed, but helped in my demise
And the joy of meringues I just couldn’t disguise.
There were also three days when some meals I skipped
To cover when I simply should have kept my mouth zipped.
slimming world quoteSo I’ve put it behind me, planning menus each day,
No cheating or lapses, I now cannot delay:
Weighed As and Bs, made a note of my ‘eats’,
All biscuits and goodies now just memory treats.
Everything counts, be it green, good or bad,

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Ode to My Indiscretion (and slimmers everywhere): a reblog

  1. You and Sadje are leading lights in the ‘let’s eat healthy and be concerned about our weight’ sweepstakes. You both do so very well, and I hope sincerely you aren’t beating yourself up!! I used to diet all the time, join groups dedicated to the thing. It might be temporarily successful, but eventually i’d fall off the wagon and gain another 10-20 lbs. I finally banished ‘the numbers’ and I haven’t been on a scale (except at the doctor’s office) for over twenty years. I don’t read kilograms either, so I have no idea what POUNDAGE I’m at, but I know some of my pants fall off now unless I’m real careful (gotta buy a belt I guess). I really really admire people who can diet and stick to a regime of healthy eating. You and Sadje are my heroes!! ❤

    • Thank you so much! I must admit I’d tried loads of diets since my teens, and though it might work in the short term, the weight and half a ton of its chums went back on. In the end, I screwed up my system and nothing worked apart from gain, gain, gain. I had a good GP then, and she didn’t preach. Eventually things settled down and although way too heavy, I wasn’t putting on any more. I weighed a hefty 18st 7 lbs in 2001 (260lbs, 120kg or thereabouts) but have shed 25 kg since then, most since 2016. If nothing else, SW has helped me understand food better. I’m still overweight according to all the professional charts, but I’m comfortable as I am, my clothes fit, nothing is too tight, and I’m not getting freaked out by the scales going in the wrng directions once in a while.
      Sadje’s approach is different and is working for her, which goes to show that we are all different, and what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another. IMO if you find something that works for you and you’re happy with the results, then stick with it. It may take a lot of soul searching and self discipline, but diets can be so boring, depressing and soul destroying, sometimes you;’e beatee before you even start.

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