If only life were like a box of chocolates, but alas, I’ve been restricted – mostly self-inflicted – to a life of leafy greens, high protein and a lack of sugar.  I’m not complaining, it’s just tough for an old broad like me to change my eating habits.

At my last yearly physical, I made the mistake of talking about my weight with my doctor. My weight has steadily been rising over the past ten years.  I can’t say it’s because of a sedentary life style, but I certainly haven’t been very good about actually exercising.  Add to that the fact that I love food – especially all the stuff that isn’t good for me.

All my blood work indicates that I’m the picture of health.  I’m even getting rid of a lot of medication I don’t think I need anymore.  Unfortunately, I mentioned my concern for this slow and steady weight gain to my doctor, who apparently hadn’t noticed it.  Of course I know that exercise is the answer.  Blogging doesn’t burn many calories and our little “new” old house takes about fifteen minutes to clean. I even have a free membership to the YMCA because I’m a senior citizen.

Why is the resistance so great?  I know I feel better when I’m moving.  I know all the stuff about dieting.  Its been a lifestyle since I was a teenager.  I know all about Paleo, South Beach, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and all the other diet plans out there.  Maybe I resist because I’m tired of following the rules, but that’s a whole different story.

In fact, this entire post is the result of not wanting to talk about ants anymore.




About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. I’m right there with you, except I do get to the gym because it cost me $49 a month. I just don’t got as often as I need to go.

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  2. I knew it the minute I saw the word chocolate….
    and I’m right there with you with this gradual increase—-
    and yes, I need to let go of butter…………..
    just as I’ve sworn off ants ….

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Chocolate covered ants

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