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Oh, no, not that again… September 20, 2007

Filed under: The Adventures of "Fat Chick" — auntlelo @ 7:19 am


Fat Chick: “Oh no, you’re not starting this diet thing again? Really, how many times do we have to go through this?”

Me: “As many times as it takes. No matter how bad my day, no matter how stressful life gets, this time I have to succeed.”

Fat Chick: “Riiiiggggghhhhhtttttt. I’ll believe that when I see it. You, the world’s worst stress eater not eating when you’re stressed.  Not gonna happen.”

Me: “Yes, it will. I’m  motivated. I’m tired of being overweight and not feeling good. I can do this!”

Fat Chick: “So, what’s so different about this time?”

Me: “I’ve been motivated by watching Celebrity Fit Club and The Biggest Loser. If those people who weigh 300-400 pounds can actually run, I guess I ought to be able to walk enough to make a difference. I’m surprised some of them don’t have a heart attack!”

Fat Chick: “The visual I have of you running is pretty entertaining. So, how long have you been on a diet THIS time?”

Me: “Just since Monday. But, I’ve already lost 3.5 pounds. Aren’t you impressed?”

Fat Chick: “That depends on whether you lost 3.5 pounds because you deliberately put on your heavy shoes to log your beginning weight and then took them off to check your progress at the end of the first week. You know, like you usually do.”

Me: “Gee, I didn’t know anybody else knew about that! Nope, this time it’s all legit. 3.5 pounds of me is gone. It sure would be nice to log those double digit losses like the folks on the Biggest Loser, but, I’m good with losing anything. One guy even lost 31 pounds in one week!”

Fat Chick: “Well, good luck with the diet, although I don’t think you’ll make it. You never do. What are you doing differently?”

Me: “Well, I’m doing something that’s very important to my future lifestyle. But, you won’t like it.”

Fat Chick: “What’s that? Giving up chocolate?”

Me: “Nope. Eating chicken about 4-5 times a week! Notice that this issue has a lovely chicken potpie on the cover.” 🙂

Fat Chick: “CANNIBAL!”


One Response to “Oh, no, not that again…”

  1. blue artichoke Says:

    If you get tired of eating chicken, or if Fat Chick clucks too much in disapproval, try substituting turkey. It has fewer calories and less saturated fat than chicken, and is considered a SuperFood because it is a low-fat source of protein, niacin, vitamins B6 & B12, iron, selenium and zinc. It lowers the risk for heart attack, promotes a healthy immune system, promotes wound healing and normal cell division, stimulates thyroid hormone metabolism and boosts DNA repair. Chicken does most of these things too (I bet Fat Chick didn’t know she had such a lengthy job description!), but turkey might be nice to mix things up a bit.

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