Family, Food

How Goes the Diet (…er, Food Lifestyle)?

As we all know, dieting does not work, at least in the long term. If you want to keep the weight off, think, lifestyle. You have to eat real and healthful food (and not too much of it) for the rest of your life.

Himself is fond of saying that he might not live to an old age, it will just feel like it.

Perhaps. Or we can truly enjoy the “real and healthful” food. I enjoy it and I love to cook it and experiment with it. Food porn always gets my attention. The kale as much as the cupcakes.


The report: I’ve lost four pounds in the last week and that includes a dinner out with friends. I know four pounds in one week is more than is recommended, but I hasten to say that I have not been hungry at all. I’ve had cravings, sure enough, but not hunger.  A couple of times I conquered the cravings by eating an apple. A couple of times I conquered them by eating bread and peanut butter, which put that day’s calories about 300 over the top.

Win some, lose some, right? I’m not aiming for perfection. I’m easy on myself like that.

I do not have a lot of hope for next week. I’m already drooling over pictures of eggnog and cookies. I’m planning Christmas brunch for my kids, and thoughts of Gingerbread French Toast and glazed ham are keeping me awake at night. Rainy evenings leave me longing for a hot toddy of whiskey and lemon, or mulled wine. It’s time to make the Pizzelles, which are a traditional nod to my Italian blood. I must raise a glass of Bailey’s in toast to my Irish friends.

That just gets us through Christmas. Can’t wait for New Year’s Eve.

I will do my best to eat reasonably. However, I will not avoid the fun stuff.

Life is too short. No matter how old I live to be.


2 thoughts on “How Goes the Diet (…er, Food Lifestyle)?”

  1. Congrats on the weight loss report. Four pounds may be a bit more than “recommended by them”, but if you are not starving yourself and you’re eating healthy, then good on you. 🙂

  2. Great post, congratulations. Strive for excellence, not perfection and remember even if you gain a pound you’ve still lost a great deal and you are on your way toward your healthy goal and that’s extremely important. Enjoy your eggnog and cookies, just consume less of them – anything is fine in moderation. Blessings,

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