Thursday, February 17

Back on Track!

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 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!


  1. you didn't know bananas made lousy pets? I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you!

  2. You have to have some treats every now and then. Sounds like you ate like a queen last week.

  3. There is no logic at all in slimming. I long ago came to that conclusion.

    Glad you had such a good week. Love the pome!

  4. Sounds as though you're doing really well. Only gaining half a pound while not strictly dieting is good.

  5. Roger - lol!

    Jo - yes, certainly did - back to poached eggs today! Free!

    You have done wonders but yes - no logic!

    Yes - half a pound eh!!! Keeping my eye on matters now though - can't get complacent!

  6. Life is for living, for eating and enjoying and no regrets. There speaketh a woman who has been through diets in her lifetime, enjoyed the highs of losing, and the boohoos of gaining, and now is at an age/stage in her life where she just couldn't give a wotsit any more. Don't get me wrong, I eat a balanced healthy diet, but have stopped trying to lose weight since the medications I am on, cause me to gain now and then. So I have learnt to be content being me how I am and happy.

  7. There's no justice in the world of slimming is there Denise?

    My tip of the week, for what it is worth, is buy a big bunch of green grapes and every time you are hungry between meals eat a few. It sure helped me.

  8. Maggie
    Oh yes I am with you on that one! The main reason I wanted to shed some pounds was because my motorbike gear was so uncomfortable last year - it was too tight. To replace my jacket and trousers would have cost about £500 - £600 worth a diet I think, but once I have lost a bit more I will stop right there!

    Good plan! Mind you - still on for lunch with you soon! lol!

  9. African bananas are notoriously difficult to train, but Indian bananas are more domesticated. It's a well known fact.

  10. The poem made me chuckle!

    Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to weight loss and gain is there? :(

  11. Shooting Parrots
    - Really? lol!

    Yep! You got it! No reason at all!

  12. Oh, don't give up with the bananas - ours is housetrained now and says 'Anyone for a milkshake' when you come in the room - such fun! Well done on the slimming!

  13. Vintage
    Hilarious! It does help if one is a little mad in blogland don't you think? lol!

  14. LOVE the poem! Non-sensical always gets my approval!

    On weight loss: the only way I ever lose weight is to eat nothing at all, or only things like no cal jello and chicken broth. When I was in the hospital for 5 days following kidney cancer surgery, I was on ice chips for 3 days, clear liquids for 1, then finally got food on the last day - totally inedible - weight loss? Are you kidding? I GAINED 10 pounds!!!!! Now, I know part of it was because the doctor wouldn't let me have my water pill - my blood pressure was dangerously low, but still - 10 pounds???!!

    Good luck with yours!

  15. Bananas make a delicious pudding!
    My rabbits help me not to eat too much as I give them a quarter of mine each day..... and they gobble it down as though there's no tomorrow. They love bananas.
    Rabbits make better pets!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  16. Sounds like a delicious and a most enjoyable week. Now each time I walk by my bowl of bananas, I look at them differently. They seem a well-behaved bunch.

  17. Half a pound isn't too bad for a week of gay abandon :-)

  18. Thank you for visiting us.
    These bananas look good and it brought back memories of feeding bananas to a group of monkeys who were deprived of their habitat and natural food because of development.

  19. Great picture of the only fruit I can eat. The poem made me laugh, where do you find them from?

  20. Well if you will have such fun at Weight Watchers, you have to expect to gain. Haven't you heard of the old adage, "Laugh and grow fat!"

  21. This made me LoL - thanks I needed that!

  22. (at the kooky poem - not the weight gain - sorry about that! ;)


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