Never say die(t), apparently!

Yep, my weight is up a tadsky —

202.0

but it’s okay. It’s Lent now, so what with all the abstinence and fasting and whatnot, my weight should be dropping like … like … oh, what’s the metaphor I’m reaching for here?

Oh yeah, thanks, Judge! I guess that would be okay, although my personal theory on diets is that if anyone tells you “the pounds will just drop right off” on their weight loss plan, hold onto your wallet!

I mean, even though I technically haven’t been able to keep *all* the weight I lost off, I have done enough that I could, if I were an evil person, try to capitalize on it in some way, but I won’t, ’cause frankly I think the best weight loss plan is the one YOU come up with yourself, based on how you actually want to live your life!

Yeah, I really think the best thing to do is sit down and write out a list of all the foods you really, really don’t want to give up, and then find some room in whatever eating plan you choose where you can have them, at least once in a while. Deprivation makes for lousy long-term diets, IMHO.

I mean, yeah, that’s funny, but also true — if you regularly eat an entire pizza every day, and you can summon the willpower to cut that yummy, cheesy pizza in half, and only eat half … I mean, maybe eat half today, and then eat the other half tomorrow … although I personally don’t know if that’s really possible.

But maybe if you IMMEDIATELY chuck the other half into the garbage, or give it to a friend (or maybe an enemy, in order to slowly clog his/her arteries), you could get away with it. If you can resist the urge to just SCARF IT DOWN!!!

Hmm, maybe it’d be a good idea to TEMPORARILY ditch the daily pizza altogether! Just save it for the weekend! Meantime, I don’t know about where YOU’RE at, but where I’M at, the sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees are swaying in the Santa Ana Winds, and it just looks like a terrific day for a brisk walk! Hope your area is warming up a bit!

Well, yeah, that’ll do it, Ralph!! Anyway, have a great week – can you believe it’s almost March??

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