The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

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.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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25 Responses to The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

  1. Maggie says:

    This sounds like my holiday story!

  2. Carol anne says:

    this is me to a t! Lol!

  3. I like the magic wand becoming the stirrer!

  4. Sadje says:

    Fantastic poem Di.

  5. I love how you described what I refer to as a ‘spare tire’. You found humor amid the weight loss process. 🙂

  6. willowdot21 says:

    A great way to look at dieting Di. Chuck out the fads, find a sensible and workable plan and stick to it. There is no magic card just hard work! But it is so rewarding 💜💜

  7. murisopsis says:

    Sounds about right!! Magic wands rarely work – being repurposed for a kitchen utensil is a good idea!

  8. A perfect description of my life post having children.

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