Most of us have gained a few pounds over the holidays. If you didn’t gain weight, you are led to believe you have by all the hype on TV and in magazines.
Every magazine is the same story, always showing anorexic-looking models telling us we should lose weight.
While I was in a long line at the grocery checkout line, I picked up a magazine that said, “Thinner tonight: Wrap off 30 inches in 60 minutes.” The more I read the more I laughed. How could I possibly get in the house with these ingredients? You need plastic wrap or Ace bandages to cover your arms, torso and legs. I am thinking 10 of each should cover me. The other ingredients were something like a witch’s brew. You put the mixture on and wrap yourself up, probably taking me all of six hours to wrap and then another two hours to sit there with the hot water running.
I envision Ray calling the fire department because I am in the bathroom for eight hours and he is missing his lunch and dinner. They find me in there wrapped up like a mummy. I was almost hysterical and getting a lot of funny looks but the funniest part is that this is only a temporary fix. It lasts a week or so.
Who has time for all this?
I don’t diet. I hate it and I certainly don’t need anyone telling me to be on one. I do drink green tea with mint. I helps you burn 70 extra calories a day and the mint revs up you metabolism. I also add one half teaspoon of cinnamon to my coffee. Cinnamon helps you process carbohydrates and stimulates calorie burn.
I myself have made some choices. I have made some so-so choices and I have made some good choices, but the most important aspect of them is that they are mine.
All of them.
Be happy with how you are!