Tag Archive: comfort food


Have you ever put on a pair of jeans that snapped perfectly at the waist, but seem to have a little extra hanging up top? Well that, my dear is called “The Muffin Man!” He comes by messing up all of your outfits, stretching out your shirts, and makes you look like you are expecting a bundle of joy! I am happy to say that this house guest has packed up his stuff and has hit the interstate with no intentions of returning!

 Now that Mr. Muffin Man has left, I would like Mr. Toney Toni Tummy to come visit me now! I dream of a day when the definition of my stomach is apparent and my coke bottle contour comes back blazing on this body!

Recently as I was rushing to a sporting event I had thrown a pair of my favorite jeans.  I grabbed an oversized t-shirt to camouflage my muffin so no one would suspect what lied beneath the loosely worn cotton tee. But oh snap! …to my surprise as I buttoned my pants, I noticed Mr. Muffin had skipped out on me. I take it he does not feel welcomed anymore since I have traded in my sausage sandwich for a handful of almonds and apple slices, my soda for sparkling water, and Lucky Charms cereal for Special K.  I guess I am no longer the life of the loathing party. So during my silent slumber, in the middle of the night, that Muffin Man bastard skipped out on me!

Most of the time when you lose someone or something it’s difficult to get over; however, in the case of the Muffin Man, I celebrated his departure by doing a shirtless happy dance in front of my bedroom mirror.

I won’t ever take for granted that the Muffin Man will be gone forever, because if I do, he will be sure to return extra fluffy.

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Bob Barker Host of the Price is Right

So today I cheated on my diet worse than an adulterer on their spouse! I had some nice, greasy, artery clogging, pizza that had enough grease to lotion my body and wax my car!

Oh yeah, but that is not all that I did…… I had a cinnamon roll too [oohhhh weeeee oh yeah!] I enjoyed every bite of the sweet bread and sugar rushing down the side of my cheek leaving powdered sugar marks on my skin as evidence of my diet malpractice! LOL!

But you know what? The price was right, just like Bob Barkers old TV game show, The Price is Right, I bid for those calories I consumed and decided to “live a little.” Yes, the comfort food was titillating and satisfying to my taste buds; however, I must pay back those calories in the form of cardio and crunches [Aweee Damn!] 

For the first time, in a long time, I did not feel guilty either. I enjoyed my calories, kicked up my paws, and watched a movie to top the evening off. I am not one who takes many ME time breaks so this was huge for me!

On another note, I am so grateful to have gained such a strong willpower towards leading a healthier lifestyle that I don’t typically stray from the plan. However, since this journey is a paced jog and not a sprint, let’s just say I pulled over to the side during my jog and took a little break! Starting first thing in the morning I am back at the races. LOL!

 In closing, I would like to remind everyone again about Bob Barkers The Price is Right show and the object of the game.  The object is to guess the value of an item and get as close as possible to its retail value without going over. The Price is Right game show is much like the game of weight loss.  You have to give yourself leeway from time to time, but be sure not to go overbid on your calories, because if you do you lose the game against the battle of the bulge!

So next time you pick up that donut or eat those succulent seconds… ask yourself am I over bidding on this meal?? Or is the price right?? In the game show of healthy living, you have to stand up and become your own Host Bob Barker and reveal to yourself if the price is right. Remember that YOU are in charge of your OWN weight loss destiny so bid carefully!!!!

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