My Two Cents on Dieting

What is it with aging and dieting? I have been trying to lose weight for a week now and nothing is happening! It didn’t used to be this way.

I know, you say a week is nothing, but seriously, for me it’s like a lifetime. I have cut way back on my snacking, which is a very big deal for me. I am trying to drink more water, eat more healthy foods. Heck, I even went grocery shopping this week and had nothing bad in my cart, (well, not counting the 4-six packs of diet soda, which I am also trying to cut back on—baby steps).

Maybe you’re thinking, well, you just need to exercise more. I go to the “Y” five days a week, three days of “Forever Well-Dance” and two days of “Forever Well-Water Aerobics”. On the days I do the water, I also ride two miles on the stationary bike, and I walk outside for 30-45 minutes almost every day of my life, rain or shine, snow or ice. In fact, yesterday, I slipped on a patch of ice nicely concealed in a new, fluffy layer of snow. So now I have a sore elbow and hip for my efforts. And what does the scale say? Something to the effect of, “You are not the boss of me!”

Argh! Throw me a bone (one with no fat or gristle, only lean meat, please). Just some sign that I will be rewarded for all my suffering. . .

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