Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dieting Drearies

I'm getting really tired of dieting, but I'm not going to quit. I really have no choice. The minute I open the door to sugar, it's over. I'm not ready to throw the pounds back on and elevate the blood pressure again, and aggravate the knee joints, and bring on the chest there it is. I'm just going to eat boring food for the rest of my life. Oh, it's not so bad. On Sundays and special occasions, I can break the rules...but that means I have to be ridiculously cautious the rest of the week. I'm not looking for a lot of solutions here; really, I suspect there are none. I'm just asking for sympathy!

Here's the problem:
Why don't the food companies make sugar-free food in more flavors?

I see mocha, pumpkin, cream cheese, mint, caramel, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and coconut cream. But not in the sugar free. Nope. We get vanilla and hazelnut. Don't get me wrong. I like vanilla and hazelnut...but I like the others too. Where are they?

Think about cake mixes. They come in a jillion flavors. We get chocolate and vanilla. Nice.

Ice cream? Same there. I  would love to eat almond chocolate, coconut ice cream...or mint chocolate chip...or peach. I dream of peach ice cream.

And then there's jello pudding. It's my one delightful sixty- calorie treat. I like it. But I'd like it more if it came in Mocha, Coffee, Coconut, Tapioca, Cherry, Peach, or Custard!

Yesterday evening we shopped in a larger city. I scanned the offerings hopefully. After all, online there are pictures of other flavors.
Nope. No luck.

Finally, I spotted a sugar-free tapioca pudding. It was another brand, but it might be tasty. Right? Well it might have been, but it wasn't. In fact there was no taste at all. Imagine eating starch soup. Yep.

Oh well. If only all my problems in life were this small....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Turtle Goes Fishing

The day was calm and fishful
at least the fisherman was wishful.
When he took his light canoe
And sought a quiet spot
 Near the shore the rocks were slippery
His vessel prone to flippery
So he braved the deeper waters
Where fish just might be caught

But ski boats agitated
Sent waves that aggravated
The canoe was buffeted a bit
And the fish were scared away

So he rowed back empty-handed,
Made sure the boat was landed,
And he had an impressive sunburn
To show for the entire day.