I bought a pet banana and I tried to teach him tricks,
but he wasn't any good at catching balls or fetching sticks.
He could never catch a Frisbee,and he wouldn't sit or speak,
though we practiced every afternoon and evening for a week.
He refused to shake or wave or crawl or beg or take a bow,
and I tried, but couldn't make him bark or get him to meow.
He was terrible at playing dead.He couldn't jump a rope.
When he wouldn't do a single trick I simply gave up hope.
Though I liked my pet banana, I returned him with regret.
Boy, I sure do hope this watermelon makes a better pet.
--Kenn Nesbitt (no relation)
Leigh, if you are reading this I dedicate the poem to you! lol!
Yes - you need a sense of humour if you are on a diet! You also need a sense of perspective and the ability to view things in the greater picture!
My Slimming group meet every Wednesday night where we exchange the trials and tribulations of the past week's efforts in our quests to lose some weight. The group is a great group of people and over the course of the months we have all been attending, we have become great friends. We laugh so much - it is a great night.
Two weeks ago I had an unpleasant incident with some kippers - I think I mentioned it briefly here. Basically after 24 hours of intense bodilly functions I was amazed to discover at my weekly weigh-in that I had GAINED 2 lbs!!!
This last week has been a week of gay abandonment! The Thursday saw me and a couple of my girlfriends enjoying the birthday of one of the group. The other member, the chef is an absolute master in the culinary skill/knowledge department....so lunch was out of this world! Friday - I bought a meal deal at Sainsburys - absolute corker of a deal which I managed to get two fabulous meals from. Sunday - it was raining and Jon ; I went to Whitby for fish and chips. Monday was Valentine's day and we had an absolutely FANTASTIC meal out at our favourite restaurant. Prawn Cocktail, Sirloin Steak, Cheese & Biscuits and wine. Tuesday and Wednesday - nothing spectacular but nothing particularly good either - diet wise.
I wondered whether or not to go to Slimming Club - in the end I went....dreading the result when I ambled onto the scales. Result? I gained half a pound!!!!!!!!!
Back on track - but hey what a great week! Loved every minute/mouthful of it all!