Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Just a taste

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Sherry has many wonderful attributes. One that I consider ‘unique’ was stressed by a sweet young lady, while in GITMO.
On a visit Pam said to Sherry, you amaze me. Just a bite can satisfy you sometimes? Me? When I take a ½ gallon of ice cream out of the freezer, I could eat the whole thing, and sometimes do. Pam was a sweetheart, and a good bit overweight.
I thought about that last night when Sherry said, “I think I will get a little taste of ice cream tonight.” I seldom eat ice cream. I prefer sherbet. But just a taste won’t do me either, but I settle for a bowl. The quart of sherbet I bought 2 months ago is still ¾ full.
But my girl is a taster. For some reason just a taste can satisfy her. That is SELDOM me.  WE are not overweight (much) but we constantly try to control it. For instance we have been eating what we call my magic soup (3 days a week), off and on for a month or so. I have lost a solid 10 pounds now. My weight is at a steady 150. I am pushing for 145.  I was 137 in 1956 when I was a young marine. I wouldn’t mind being that now, but she said I would be too thin.
In ’56 my girl was 110, she is a good size now at 134, but wants 130.
I have friends/acquaintances who have lost up to 150 pounds each. One has maintained his weight. The others gained back most of what they lost. IT IS TOUGH. I admire folks like Betty and Lisa here in Blogsville who wanted to lose weight and did. That must bring satisfaction.
We smile when we hear, “I wish I didn’t have to worry about my weight like you guys.” We both could weigh twice what we do, and that is no exaggeration. When we gain, which we do, we find some way to cut back.  We have followed (loosely) several diets. I think ALL diets will work, if you stick to it. Problem is sticking to it. WE ARE NOT exceptions.
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(No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!)


betty said...

LOL with the sign.

Thanks for the shout out. It is something you have to keep sticking with. It is easy to fall back into old habits and let the weight sneak back on. That's why we weigh weekly and if we are up a pound or two, back to basics for a few weeks after that.

Are you going to get into trouble recording Sherry's weight here?

I do admire Sherry for being able to have a taste of something and being satisfied with it. A lot of things a taste leads to much more for me!


Lisa said...

You and Sherry sound like the perfect size. I am sitting at 130 lbs now. That's 12 lbs more than I was at my first Nutrisystem photo shoot 3 years ago. I have been able to keep the weight off with portion control. I was 110 lbs when I got married. I like the weight I am now but would love to get back down to 125 so I can enjoy more icecream! haha.

From over here.

Mevely317 said...

Unfortunately, I'm like Sherry's friend Pam. Not overweight (much), but there are certain food triggers that get me every stinkin' time. It doesn't seem that long ago I'd sit down with a family-size bag of Doritos, and before my show was half over it was all gone. SMH, because I did that sort of thing regularly and still weighed 125.
Sounds like a cliche', but since I stopped smoking 5 years ago the pounds crept on. So far so good: I've stepped up my walking and stuck to no-carbs for 15 days and have lost 5 lbs. 5 more and I'll be happy at 145.

Glenda said...

Seems like for me, metabolism impacts my weight --- if I get plenty of exercise --- the pounds don't accumulate! Been a bit lazy at the physical work lately, however y'all have inspired me to get back with portion control and yardwork!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I hate to admit it - but I am overweight. Glad you and Sherry are doing so well. What is your magic soup?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm not good with just a taste at all, I have to eat it all. I love to cook and love to eat. But weight doesn't matter to me as long as the clothes fit. I've not been on a scale to see exactly thet I weigh, but I know it is more than it should be. But hey, the clothes still fit ! I like things loose and comfortable, no tight jeans for me, but love my sloppy sweat pants! Ha !

Dar said...

Weight is just a number to me. As long as I'm comfortable in my skin and feeling healthy, I'm good to go. Being from a family of diabetics and heart issues makes a person more aware of the way we prepare and eat our food, but it doesn't seem to matter. I've heard over and over again about 'metabolism' being an issue in every body. I was fine in my youth but now? Not so. Even with all the heavy gardening and kid-raising, walking, field work, etc. the weight is a constant struggle. Cooking and eating correct is not always the answer. Awareness is.
love n' hugs from up north where it's still raining to water the truck load of perennials I just transplanted the past couple days...phew, big job.