Tag Archives: diet

Remains of the day

A big box of chocolates sits on my desk, We had eaten enough that they’d last… So on Boxing Day, in a decadent move, I could use them for breaking my fast. There’ll be turkey sandwiches, cake and mince pies … Continue reading

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The Small Dog on Dieting

She doesn’t feed me. Not at all. I’m getting so much thinner. In fact (apart from several treats) I’ve not been fed since dinner! I speak your language pretty well, There’s ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’ and ‘tea’… ‘Elevenses’ and ‘supper’ too, So … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa, Christmas style

I helped him eat his Christmas lunch, The turkey turned out well, The kitchen, redolent by noon, With its delicious smell. The Yorkshire pud all fluffy And the roasties golden brown… When asked if I was going to share I … Continue reading

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I’m surrounded by tall, slender women While I am quite short and have curves, And to see them all stylish and graceful… Well… sometimes it gets on your nerves. They can eat without thought when you’re dining, They take notice … Continue reading

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Enforced abstention

I’ve been living on just toast and yoghurt this week, Which is okay, but not all that nice, And especially when there is chocolate around, I admit, a perennial vice. But my innards are wonky, my back has gone south … Continue reading

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Night’s Adventures – Vivian Zems #writephoto

Reblogged from smellthecoffeeweb: She tears off flesh and smacks her lips A protein diet- good for her hips Lady-wolf with a difference Stealing wallets, her recompense Better for jewels than fish and chips Continue reading here

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The village diet

With all the fad diets around and the aftermath of the seasonal festivities sitting firmly around the waistline of the nation, it is not surprising that the bathroom scales are eyeing me accusingly every time I am in their vicinity. … Continue reading

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Slimming World – #WritePhoto from Ritu Bhathal

Reblogged from Ritu at But I Smile Anyway, a quirky limerick for the photo prompt… I went for humour, a 2 part limerick… a bit weird, but hey, that’s my mind for you!I have no excuse for how my brain … Continue reading

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It was the ‘we’ in ‘when we have breakfast’ that caught my attention. My son does not usually take it for granted that I will share that meal… and to be fair, given the vile seaweed sludge he calls a … Continue reading

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A diet that’s the dog’s dinner

I’d like to introduce you to the best reducing diet, While others can be boring this one’s always been a riot. Your portion size is always halved and as for calories They disappear before your eyes, as easy as you … Continue reading

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