Linda Hill is our hostess for the The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “In the.”
Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy!
In the beginning, there was food. Lots of it, all of it tasty, all of it easily available.
What followed was disaster as it was reincarnated around hips, thighs, waists and buttocks as clothes got tighter and more flesh hanging over the top or out at the sides than was flattering. No more could one convince oneself it was fabric shrinkage. It was bodily expansion and something had to be done.
The magic wand of dieting was purchased, but all it did was gabble on and on about not having this, that or the other things that one loved.
Education was called for, and the groups discovered of calories, syns, points and allowances. No, the weekly total could not all be assembled at one time, and it was no good trying to introduce one to the other as they often conflicted and ended up having a fight.
Picking your weapon and sticking to it became the game plan of strategy and hope.
Results were slow. Will Power was forever having time off and was fired for shirking his duty when he was most needed.
Fellow spirits gathered together to compare notes, ideas and successes as well as commiserate and provide tissues or a shoulder when necessary.
In the end, more was understood about food and how to prepare it to its best advantage for the consumer. The magic wand was decommissioned to be used as a stirring utensil for delicious dishes full of goodness, and the occasional naughty bit, but under the user’s control, not a matter of habit.