Thursday, April 27, 2006

Its Just Another Manic Monday

I changed something this week. I changed the way I eat. Four days, anyway. I had a discussion with a good friend Sunday Night about the only diet plan I've successfully stuck to for the last, oh, fifteen years. It's called the "I'm Starting Monday" plan. You stick to it six days a week, Monday being the exception. On this plan Monday is a day of great frustration. Most of it you spend beating the full hell out of yourself for your lack of willpower, discipline, and general ability to do anything right. You also make bold statements and promises to yourself about how this is it, the last week. It concludes late Monday evening by determining since the upcoming Monday you will be in total misery, you might as well go out in style: Mexican, cookies, McDonalds, etc.

This past Monday I did something different. I started. I got up and had a healthy breakfast. Not to hard, I like cereal, and actually like alot of healthy cereals. Went to work, got thirsty, went to the Coke machine, first real confrontation: hear the sounds of metal ringing as swords are drawn...see the menacing Coke machine grow in size as I appear to shrink, the lightning fast sword strokes from the "Coke" button, but, no, I still stand, more lightning fast strokes from the "Sprite" button, not as good as Coke but plenty of sugar, but wait...I still stand, then the music builds, and from the ground where I have been beat down, the thrust of my sword...I push the Dasani water button...the Coke machine slinks away like Shelob the Spider, wounded but not finished...I sip victoriously. Momentum is building, I'm getting better with my sword. I've defeated hamburgers this week, everyday at lunch. To hear that correctly is to know that I have on a regular basis had burgers easily six to eight times a week. Maybe I should say that so far this week I've survived hamburgers, victory is many battles away. If you've read a past post of mine, you know the size of the battle I face. If you've seen me, you know the size of the belly I face. If you've seen my knees and feet...could you describe them for me? Been awhile. Sorry I digress. I need to lose pretty much slightly less than an average size man. That seems more than I can handle. It is. Still, I started Monday.

Okay, yes, I quoted the Bangles in my title. Yes, I liked them in high school. No, it wasn't because of their music. Yes, I've seen the error of my ways. Now say goodbye...
"Goodbye, poet".

10 comments:

SuperMom said...

damn...............i'm impressed!

..........hubby of supermom

heartsjoy said...

Lol, you are so great at giving us the full picture of the fight. It is really not a laughing matter but the way you say it makes it fun. You ROCK!! I too, have been trying to incorporate more water. I have found Fruit20. It is flavored but not fizzy water and really good. It comes in size like regular water bottles or 32oz. Anyway, it has some splenda in it but it makes drinking water pretty easy. I try to do both fruit 2 0 and regular water. It helps me down more. :) Keep up the good fight! Remember your fellowship is here backing you up!!:)

LiteratureLover said...

Way to go! I'm trying to whittle down as well. I'm with you in this fight!!

thebarefootpoet said...

Thanks fellowship. It feels like I'm about 3 steps outside of Rivendell, but I, well, WE, have set out, and you don't win a battle you don't fight.

Supermom, just so you know, as I read the first part of your comment I was like, you go girl, cussin and everything! But, alas, it was the wildman himself: )

SuperMom said...

YOU CRACK ME UP!!!!! I love your analogy to Shelob. LOVE IT!

I'm proud of you. It's so tough. Especially cheeseburgers. Oh, my favorite thing is a great cheeseburger with a Cherry Coke. Aahhhh...heaven.

Uh, what I meant was, you know, cheeseburgers are overrated. You're not missing out on a thing.

Hey, I posted a great chicken recipe you can make in the crock pot on the Recipe Swap. There's a link on my blog. Check it out and pass it on to your super cool wife.

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

SuperMom said...

BTW - For future reference:

If you ever see cuss words comin' from my picture, you know it ain't me. It is, indeed, the wildman.

soulreavers said...

Lindy, I am cheering for you and hoping your fight goes on and you finally vanquish Shelob. Your epic struggle against the Coke machine is an inspiration to all. Love ya like a brother.

janiners said...

hey friend, we CAN do this! keep fighting those temptations and keep just taking that next step to and in victory! and to reiterate the sentiments of heartsjoy - you've got your fellowship right there with you! we're all on your side and in this fight with you!

angelp said...

Hey, the Bangles were great. All this reading has inspired me to start on my great fitness plan. Thanks!

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