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Starting Anew: A Poem

Updated on April 2, 2012
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Old bones creaking, old bones cracking

Why do I torture myself so?

Huffing and puffing I touch my toes

In six months, will I reach my goal?


I’ve tried it before and it feels so good

After the first two weeks of pain

A body is made to move and groove

I have oh so much to gain!


Easier breathing, a slimmer bod

Cute clothes in my size, not crap

I’m so tired of wearing granny’s old duds

Dark colors can be slimming, but drab!


I want a pretty dress to wear in the Fall

Be awesome and enjoy my niece’s wedding

Not tugging and pulling my tight ugly tent

So eat less now and cut out that breading!


I’ve done it before and it’s not easy

Losing weight is a tough thing to do

Felt sorry for myself and cried so much

So today I’m starting anew.


©LMY 4.1.2012


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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      ImKarn23, you have some very good points! I'm not one of those that obsesses over food and every calorie or carb, and I'm glad about that! I know people like that and they are just boring! As for the bikini...that's not a possibility for me, but it is a good idea!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Karen Silverman 6 years ago

      Awwww...honey! go easy on yourself - you're doing your best! Remember that some people never get off the couch to try to touch their toes! That alone is worth a pat on the back! Next, the trick will be to keep it off this time and to stop thinking about gaining and losing - just living. it's the focus on food constantly that is the difference between dieting and living! My best advice? live in a bikini 24/7 - or as close as humanly possible! THAT's the best diet in the world!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Victoria Lynn, thank you! So far, so good, on the poems. I will be posting the one for today in a few minutes. Thank you for your support!

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Funny, awesome, interesting! Great message and great photo! Keep the great poems coming all month!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, that's funny that you say that because I am actually taking a couple runs around the house! Thirty trips to be exact and that's an hour. I do that twice a day, once in the morning, and once after the sun goes down. I made myself a walking track on our property because I hate walking on our road. I almost got clipped by a truck with huge side mirrors one day last week, so no more street for me!

      Thanks for the votes, comment and encouragement!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and yes it's time to consider moving myself away from my PC. But it's so tough however I find that the more I work the less I eat. Anyway a couple of runs around the house never hurt anyone and exercise is important. Hope you reach your goal.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Capedium, thank you so much!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Irob, thank you! I'll probably write a few on this topic!

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      Ov Overo 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      The title was what really drawn me to it.. I was not disappointing at all.. Enjoyed and loved every bit of it!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Audrey, thank you! I'm trying!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, thanks for your support! I really appreciate it and I'm not stopping now, even though I just want to go to bed until the pain stops! I am very thankful I have the use of my legs and arms so I need to take advantage and do something. Some people don't have that freedom.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, I am really doing this and my body hurts so much today. All I want to do is sit! I've already done a workout today and had another one scheduled, but I think I'm just gonna do one a day for a week or so. Thanks for the support!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      duffsmom, well I find that the more exercise I do the less hungry I become. I've always been that way. I usually have to make myself eat! Sounds good to some, but I have thyroid problems so I have to eat in order to lose weight. Weird, I know, but gotta keep that metabolism up!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Irob 6 years ago from St. Charles

      good poem and good luck. Write your way through it

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Congrats to you! On many levels I guess--on doing it, on writing about it, and on taking charge of it--great job!

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      with your desire and fortitude, you can do it.!!!!!

      be strong and keep your goal in mind. Just think, you will look more awesomme than you look now.!!!

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And it gets so much harder as time passes. If you are actually doing this best of luck to you; I'll be grunting and groaning with you in spirit. :) Great job as always!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Enjoyed this and could identify. Sigh--I'm hungry.

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