Friday, May 23, 2008
Each year I go through this for one reason or another. Last year at this time, it was in a desperate race to look good for our daughter's wedding. This year it's a sprint towards getting into my pants! I do have about three wardrobes to accommodate my various 'stages' of weight, but when I start to be upset with myself, I know it's time.
This time I have a friend participating with me. Otherwise known as a support "group" of one. Well, two, if you consider me as her support as well. A long time ago we went on a phenomenal diet that at the time included "Quaker" cereal. This was 40 years ago and anything Quaker other than oatmeal was revolutionary. After a very long, brisk walk, we were going to have 'just' cereal. It turned out to be very good cereal. In those days there was no counting or reporting of fat, fibre, or calories on boxes. We demolished practically a whole box on the first day.
This has been about the way we've dieted ever since! We get all enthusiastic and supportive and set up the "rules"....which change based on past experiences. This time one of the rules became "And, NO talking about FOOD!" If laughter could make one lose weight, then we'd be thinner than Twiggy! Remember Twiggy??? If you do, then you're as old as my "group"!
I have pulled out my previous Weight Watcher's pamphlets, and calculators and hints and recipes. If you've done it once, then why would you PAY to do it again. This is what the experience of years teaches you. Speaking of paying, just out of curiosity I looked up the on-line version of Weight Watcher's and it's still not fair. The US on-line price is $65.00 for the mandatory 3 month signing, while the Canadian price for the same service is $84.95...let's round that up to $85 bucks..or is that fattening?? So. $20.00 more, AND, our dollar is now above the US currency rate.
Watch out for stuff like that!
I think I'm getting signs to do this at this time as all t.v. shows seem to point this way. An episode of "Shopping Bags" where two women from Vancouver rate various products, followed a diet group for 10 months and rated everything from the diets themselves, to pedometers. I'm doing a trial "run"/walk today with a pedometer on my waist. Of course I've done this before too! I even have a skipping rope, should someone suggest that on a t.v. show this week. "Oprah" is doing some cleanse of not eating anything refined, sugary, or alcoholic for 12 days. She's not in our group. Yet.
Cartoon Credit [Diet]which I only used for the cartoon.