Wishful Thinking

An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Old adage we play over and over in our head
Perfect diet begins a little eat this-not that
Realization before us several types of fat
Necessity guidelines now to follow
Become cautious of food you swallow
Play the weight loss game, stop watering the weeds
Begin planting flower beds for thinner you lies ahead
Measuring spoons and cups in pastel colors
Add to the equation sandwich sized plates 
Me thinks you've officially opened one dieting gate
Moderation and portion process determine winning fate
Foods once loved now on forbidden list
Mind frame change desire in place for twist
Healthier decisions successful partakes
Grab that nice red apple, pass on slice of gold cake
Refuse mediocre rather strive accomplish best
Important knowledge pass not fail each test
Beware fast food's corrupt culture surrounds 
Gather healthy information sources everywhere found
Follow your heart chase healthier you dream
Proceed determination weight loss transformation
Complaints aside conquer the quest gain benefits
Deprivation of unhealthy foods a present to self 
Happier too full of life rather than half loved you. 





Fresh Start Friday

For years I’d been fortunate to remain within the stats of a healthy weight range. If I gained a few pounds, I could lose them easily.

Along came birthday ’50’ and former foreigners to me ‘The Three Ms’ started following me around like frenemies.

Uninvited and unwanted menopause, medication and metabolism formed an alliance to annoy and attack 5′ 0″ me.

Each arrived at a different moment in time following my half-century mark and together these nasty deal-breakers slowly wreaked havoc in my daily life.

In spite of a healthy diet regimen I was under siege and needed to revisit and devise a new plan to combat this small army of perpetrators.

Decision not to relinquish defeat, I chose a popular diet –¬† one tailored to my personal needs then incorporated daily exercise for maximum benefit.

For fun I made a photo food diary and posted pics of healthy meals and food choices on Instagram for followers to see.

The downward trend was working for me and then it happened = the dreaded plateau. Somehow the task became difficult as the numbers came close yet I failed to attain that latest mini goal.

Frustrated I wanted to quit only failure is rarely an option for me. Lagging behind I thought about happy weight versus healthy weight.

I plugged in required info to three different sites and two were in sync revealing similar  calculations to lose weight at a healthy rate.

With sincere intentions today a fresh start I undertake as I strive to reach each consecutive mini goal set within its’ timeframe.

I hope in the future to see a little less of me as I continue to pursue my weight loss journey.