Off To The Wolves

Another Weight Watchers visit

As my wife leaves eagerly to be there on time

We tell each other I love you

I Support what ever you do

I can not always be there

I have gone and listened to the meetings

So I can know what you go through

I have never had a weight issue in my life

I could always eat what ever I wanted

Lucky I guess

Or was I

I never gave tonic a thought

I didn't care how much sugar

I just new it tasted good and I could drink it often

Who worried about calories

That was like counting tooth picks that fell out of the box

Thats when the teacher in the class and many  other members

Really cared about eating healthy and staying healthy

That was not me

I would go out to eat and eat a steak 4 inches thick and the bigger the peice the more bang for the buck

I NEVER WOULD STOP AT A PORTION SIZE AS BIG AS YOUR FIST

If I ate ribs why pay more for a half a rack when a full rack I get to take home left overs

And eat all I can stuff

And I do mean stuff

When I heard them say 6 to 8 glasses of water a day

Why drink water when you have the Taj mahal of choices

Do I want to do the pepsi challange

Water if it was the last choice I will drink

Candy on Halloween

Only the dentist kept me from eating it all

I could have a little of this and a little of that

Share and as long as everybody got some

You didn't want to be selfish

It was o,k. to have one two and sometimes three

Whos counting calories?

I was counting inches

Lets see in a snickers bar you get nuts in a hersheys bar you get just chocolate

In a Kit Kat you get crunch and two pieces to eat it feels like more

M&M are always a favorite they may be little but they taste so good

Starburst they take longer and you have to chew

The list is endless

I love Halloween how about you ?

Then I began to learn

I had it all wrong

Life was not about eating everything on your plate

It was about eating right and feeling good that you made the right choices most of the time

Even giving a a forgiveness day with extra points

Wow I was amazed how much they knew about the things I ate

I never read packages and thought that they were colorful and a waste of money

You could of put it all in a plain wrapper as long as you marked it popcorn or those Halloween candy corns

Which both bags our now empty and think of the money you saved

Smart food was food that the price was right like managers special I think

You can pass on the saving to the consumer and we get more for our money

Instead of keeping the cost low and shrinking the size to minature or bite size

I still don't know which is which

I just shake the bag and see how many fall out

Then next time I know

I will get a grab bag filled with one of everything

A gourmet delight

I really new nothing about cooking either

Stay away from frying and all that grease

But that is where the taste is and what good would it do to loose all the flavor

I was a walking time bomb ready to go off

I ate meats every day for the past 25 or so years

I remember to eat meats,vegetables and breads

Because their good for ya

I think I slept through the rest on health and nutrition years ago

Exercise more than you eat

You will have no problem

Move those feet

I eat late night and just before bed

As long as I brushed I had no problem

I should of been as big as a steam roller

My insides should of looked like a garbage truck speeding down the highway

Letting everything hang out

Instead I began to learn life is about choices

I chose the salad and dipped it in dressing

No pouring it over like the way the snow covers the mountains in the middle of the winter

I could say no

To even my favorite aunts who cooked extra all the time

Why?

 Before there was no purpose

The food was so good

I wanted to fill my pockets up with leftovers as long as they didn't fall out

Eat cakes and cookies only as a treat

NOT all you can eat !

I am the one learning not my wife who goes each week faithfully

Trying to change years of bad eating habits and the extra pounds that are glued from the inside out

I give everyone great courage to tell their story the way life happens

And this is where I am at

I am trying to loose a few pounds and I learned to bite my tongue

For they have struggled so hard what I found so easy

I learned I never did like tongue

Now as the stories unfold in each persons life

I no longer sit and think

I clap for when they have done talking

Each one trying to help each other

They are my new heros

They may be mocked and laughed at sometime in their lives

But I know they are not the ones with the weight problem and the issues

It is a picture problem like an old t.v. on the blink

The picture doesn't come in as clear as it should

But we don't have enough money to buy a new one

We will make due

But when the time comes your going to be looking at me straight in the eye

I am going to be a brand shiny new flat screen t.v.

Very light weight and slender

YOu are going to want to look at me at every angle

I will smile and laugh

Because I tried to warn you 

When your  t.v. shuts down and won't work

You were way to stubburn and listening to someone else

Was beneath you

No matter what you seem to do

It doesn't work like it use to

The best at the time when you bought it

No floor model for you

You now have to take it to be repaired

And your best guy friend who you use to tell all your  jokes to

Best friends since you were little tikes

 Together for so long

You went out to eat many times and drank up a storm

He Said this t.v. is not going to work

 No matter what we try

No it can't be true

Almost a tear in his eye

Don't you get it

His buddy tells him one more time

Didn't you ever hear of a maintence manual

But I have had it forever and I wanted it to last

It is so close to me it feels like my brother

It is time to say good bye and chalk up your mistakes

YOU should of listen to those women

They don't have any problems and are happier than ever

They made the right decisions and time after time

I see them leave class as a group

With a few lucky men mixed in

How lucky could they be

To be sitting in between all those woman

Each one saying they made goal

They have been going their faithfully in the rain and the snow

Up for early classes and late nights when they can fit the time in

They juggle their families and make sure the children our in school

Sometimes I see a little one tag along

I hope they learn what I should of learned long ago

Never to judge a book buy its cover

Because it could be the worlds best author

I

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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great job Dream on, I am now learning this from my darlin daughter, she is teaching me so much. I am determinded to learn what is right for my body to let the engine run for a very long time. Fantastic hub, rate up


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Darlene Sabella It is never too late to learn.Lets learn together and share the new life we see.Thank you and your daughter for making my life better.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Some worn out books are worn because they're treasured! God bless!


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Micky Dee I have the ones with the cover hanging on by a thread.I love to read them over and over again.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I learned a few years back that you are what you eat and what goes into our mouths determines how healthy we stay. I eat only healthy mostly Organic foods and go on a toxic cleanse one week of every month.

I now have complete control of my weight and I'm loving it and getting back energy I lost before eating healthy. I loved how you weaved your words in this poem it certainly gives a person a lot to think about. Peace


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider Great job and I applaud you on your terrific efforts to make everything work.Stay healthy and wealthy and wise.Thank you so much.

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