It’s the start of a new day and it’s already much better than yesterday.  For the most part, my body is functional today.  Renee and I had a nice ride on our tandem bike this am.  I’ve decided to go back on Weight Watchers so I’m doing some diet planning.

I tried my introductory shipment from Daily Harvest and loved every smoothie and oat bowl.  Unfortunately, it’s expensive and I can’t figure out how to calculate WW points as there are lot of ingredients in each product.  There are a few listed on the WW site but their point counts are unbelievably high, representing a quarter of my daily allotment of points.

I don’t understand why food has to be packed with calories.  Food should be like sex.  There is no such thing as too much!  You should burn calories by eating and digesting food.  The act of consuming an Italian Sub from Publix should be pure pleasure and amount to minus 1500 calories.  If I was designing the relationship between mankind and food, you would have to eat 4,000 calories a day just to maintain your weight.  Essential food groups would be sweets, fats and sausage.  In addition to the standard salt and pepper shaker, there would be a bacon shaker.  Bacon goes with everything.

Unfortunately, I’m not in control.  Eating sweets, fats and sausage with a sprinkle of bacon cause weight gain and illness.  Thinking about living without my essential group of three is depressing.  There are two types of people with depression.  Type one medicates themselves with food.  They gain weight, and, as they gain weight, they get more depressed.  The more depressed they are, the more they eat.  I’m a group one member.

Group two lose their appetite when they get depressed.  They also lose weight.  I’d love to be a group two member but, having never lost my appetite, doubt that I will ever be allowed to join group two.  

Weight Watchers allows me the luxury of eating anything my heart desires.  It allows me to eat my usual food groups, while limiting quantity. Quantity is another problem I deal with on a daily basis.  In Segal Motto is “Go Big or Go Home!”  On WW’s “Green Plan” I get all the fruit I want.  Fruit is considered to be a free food (NO POINTS.)  Last night, I ate ½ of a large watermelon.  I don’t think I was supposed to eat ½ of a watermelon.

The more I write about food, the more I realize that I’m not committed to dieting at this time in my life.  I’m having an affair with food and enjoying it.  I will continue on WW as I work on stabilizing my weight and imposing some limits on quantity.

Diets are unnatural acts.  When I come to my senses, I’ll design a new Wellthy Plan and get healthier.  Until then, I’ll increase my exercise, enjoy eating and use WW to help deal with quantity issues.

Here’s your music and joke for the day.

Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. Fine, it was pizza. I ate a pizza.

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