OK, so the after the holidays diet started out pretty good. I even lost a couple pounds.  Then Sunday came and my church is big on snacks so that got me started again.  It began with a small caramel and dark chocolate piece of candy and that was the end of it.

So here we are at the beginning of February and I’m still fat.  I don’t know really. I used to be able to blame my fat tummy on baby weight.  I had three of them, but the last time was 46 years ago, so that excuse is losing relevance. I can’t even see my stretch marks anymore and my belly button is long gone.

There are countless diets out there – each one requiring that you eat a certain way until the fat is gone.  Then you can eat again and gain back what you lost and add a few additional pounds.  Commercials on TV show before and after bodies, and you truly see a remarkable difference if you opt for diet A.  Then when you look at your own before and after pictures, you weep.

Then there’s the option of having the fat sucked out of you. I wonder what they do with all that sucked fat.  I mean, you’d think there would be a way to recycle it.  They’d need to store mine in a semi.

They have a special offer to do one area free.  Now that sounds interesting.  You go in and have one hip sucked out and one is left the way it was.  This could create some very unusual looking bodies.  How do you explain that to your friends?

Cool sculpting is also an option.  I wonder how that works.  Do you suppose they put you in a refrigerated meat locker alongside the pork chops and dead chickens?  Maybe they stuff you in one of those cryogenic machines and in twenty years you come out thin.  It all sounds very expensive.

So I try to convince myself that eliminating carbs and sugar are going to help.  Then I read that there are carbs in just about anything we eat.  Besides, I’m not giving up my daily scoop of ice cream before bed.  It helps me sleep!

So, I’m done making excuses.  I will begin again and again and again.  You’d think you wouldn’t have to worry about excess weight when you’re 76, but I’ve been doing it all my life.  Heaven help 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
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  1. LOL! Love this post. Me too! This time of year is the worst too, because I’m always wearing three layers. I can’t move anyway! So, frozen blue berries and bananas blended with a bit of milk is a good bedtime treat. I throw all the fruit in the freezer and make smoothies. I try to walk.Try to eat more fiber. Try,try try…..:)

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  2. Kathy ~ I have been going to WW since February 24, 2018, and have lost 40#. I have found that their new Freestyle program works!! I love the app on my phone as it keeps me honest and knowledgable about y progress. Essentially, you can eat almost anything as long as you track it. Many foods we normally eat are point-free. I’m in it to win it and would highly recommend it. ~ Don

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  3. Salvageable says:

    I’ve heard the radio commercials for cool sculpting, and I’m still not sure what it is. I’ve been near the same weight for enough years that I think I’ve reached some kind of positive balance in diet and exercise. I believe in being a good steward of body and health, but I’m not going to obsess over either. I’ll have a perfect body when the Day of the Lord dawns, so why worry about these temporary quarters? J.

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  4. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I confess that I’m doing very well on my seefood diet…

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  5. you crack me up–lets have another caramel and just move on 🙂
    I love caramel!
    Or is that just butter?

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  6. This is awesome!!! I laughed my way through it because it is so very true! I am not 76 but 61…it does seem like my whole life I have been trying to lose weight.

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  7. Love this blog piece. Enjoyed the humor. If we don’t laugh about it, what else is left? If we cry about it, that doesn’t accomplish a thing. By the way you look awesome for 76.

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  8. Also with God’s help we both can have victory. Neither of us need a model’s body. But I still want to win those “food battles”.

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