Take Seven 8th January

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words
(or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
add, all, basic, being, bit, determined, hidden, knew, lean, lurking, measured, more, show, sneer, started, there, tin, tired, treat, wobble, work.

She knew week one would be the worst,
The diet started on January 1st.
No more chocolate or biscuit treats,
Basic meals of veg and lean meats.
Everything measured and added up
Syns, or calories, by measuring cup.
The scales were lurking to laugh and sneer
But determined, she showed no fear,
Getting on, they wobbled a bit
But standing there in her birthday kit
They finally stopped and she looked down,
Hurrah! It’s worked, she’d lost a pound!
Only twenty more to go
She could do it, it wasn’t for show,
She was so tired of being fat
DIET stood for Did I Eat That?
She’d show them all when she was slim,
Thank god she’d hidden the biscuit tin.

About pensitivity101

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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17 Responses to Take Seven 8th January

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Oh, this is clever… and great fun, Di!

  2. Carol anne says:

    Love it! Very cool! xo

  3. Well done! Thats a great poetic story using all the prompts. Love it especially this line ‘The scales were lurking to laugh and sneer’ brilliant!

    • Story of my life Mason!!

      • I think we all started with a diet plan on January 1st and then fail on January 5th lol. Well done if you made it to fit and healthy though thats a wonderful thing.

      • I’ve been dieting for years Mason, but finally found something that worked for me and have stuck with it. I’ve stayed at target (other than a blip over Christmas) for 18 months and am almost 3 stone lighter than when I started. In 2001, I tipped the scales at 18 and a half stone, so those days are definitely well behind me and I am now a healthy weight for my height and age.

      • Congrats on finding a diet that works and sticking with it to be healthy. That’s wonderful!

        As a chef I know hard it is on a nutritional level just to find a diet that fits. Let alone the struggle to stick with it long enough for it to take effect. Its something to be proud of when you achieve good weight loss on diet you stuck with, congrats again!

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  5. Dora says:

    Nicely done, Di. I still think diet is a foul four-letter word. Here’s my stab at the prompt —-
    https://jollybeggar.com/2021/01/08/twisted/

  6. trishsplace says:

    Love it. Not easy to put a collection of random words into such a coherent and timely narrative. Well done.

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