Friday, December 30, 2011

No 2012 Resolution

As I have decided to be kinder to myself in 2012, I am not making a resolution this year. Why set myself up for disappointment? It is pretty pointless anyway for me to resolve to diet and exercise when I know I will not do it for more than three days anyway.  Well, wasn't that pessimistic? Let me re-phrase.

When I began to think of all the diets I have been on, this Johnny Cash song came to my mind. Maybe I have not been on as many diets as places Johnny Cash has been, but I have been on an awful LOT.

I have told you about Dr. Lane's Diet - otherwise known as the Looking For A Husband Diet. It was my most successful as I lost weight AND gained a husband.

I did lose a little weight while hubby was in basic training but did not follow a particular plan. I ate a little of whatever I wanted but just did not eat a lot. Although I was not looking for a husband at the time, I was looking forward to a husband coming home.

Back in the early 1970s there was a candy-like dietary supplement called Ayds that I chewed with a hot drink thirty minutes before meals. It was supposed to curb my appetite. Although they were pretty tasty, I was still hungry.

I have taken various diet pills from time to time as well. In fact I was on some prescription diet pill when I got pregnant with my daughter. Although I stopped as soon as I knew I was expecting, I just knew she would be born with twelve arms. She only has two.

I joined a weight loss group named TOPS in the seventies. It stood for take off pounds sensibly. I do not remember there being a formal diet plan and I do not remember losing weight. I met a lot of really nice people though.

I was on a doctor supervised liquid supplement diet at one time. I was not successful at losing much weight but I did lose a lot of money.

Note the price on this nice book I bought at Wal-Mart. I think I may have thumbed through it a time or two but did not shed one ounce doing so. I may have done better if this Bob Green guy had come to my house to supervise my weight loss endeavors like he did for Oprah.

Ah, Atkins! Who has not been on the Atkins diet at one time or another or another or another. I had a friend who once said she was on the Pottsville Diet - the not quite Atkins diet. Arkansans know that Pottsville is the town right before you get to Atkins.

South Beach Diet. Another $17.47 not well spent. A sensible eating plan but I wanted cake and chocolate pie.

I am not sure what this one is about. Obviously no cake or pie in this plan either.

I have joined Weight Watchers more often than I want to remember. It is probably the most sensible and easiest plan to follow. I should probably try it again.

I have not had any of this nasty stuff in my house in years. Took this picture at Wal Mart.

Although I do not want to go on the Looking For A Husband Diet, I may give Dr. Lane's Diet another try. Wish me luck.

I wish you all a happy, blessed, and prosperous New Year.


  1. I think that your old doctor's diet was the best of the lot and we could all do a lot worse than joining you on it!

  2. I love your post, it made me smile I think we have all been there done that, and have all those books to prove it.
    Best of luck to you this year in what ever plan you choose.
    I believe that if you choose you, you can't go wrong!!


  3. From your profile picture it does not look like you need to lose weight!! You are a lovely lady with a sweet smile but go ahead if you must and try this diet. I'm with you girl.

  4. Over the years I have tryed it all, but they didn't last. Now that the Bennie is on a fat free diet maybe I can lose this time.
    Sure wish you the very best New Year!

  5. Hubby was diagnosed diabetic about a year ago, but I still have not lost an ounce! (even with a basically sugar-free diet)

    So nice to visit with you through blogging and I wish you all the best in the new year.

  6. This made me laugh out loud... a trip down Diet Lane. I've recently reached a point, through age, medication, or both, where eating healthfully and exercising moderately isn't cutting it any more, and I seem to have outgrown my former favorite diet, which was Weight Loss Through Life Drama. That last part isn't such a bad thing.

    Happy New Year! All the best to you in 2012.

  7. Move over, honey! I think a lot of us could join you ...

    Thank you for your friendship. May blessings continue to shower upon you.

    TTFN ~
    Happy New Year ~

  8. Oh, yeah, I'm with you. Got to cut back in the new year. The Dr. Lane diet looks like a winner! And I drank a lot of Tabs in the 70s too!

  9. New Year resolutions, gosh I have never made one, because I probably wouldn't keep it. I used to be very skinny, so now that I have weight on in my sixties, I enjoy it and don't worry. But I think the biggest resolution with most is going on a diet.. And they do, only to starve themselves, go crazy and then pile it all back on again. We are funny things. I think all I want to do in 2012 is my best. I desire to be more active in my church and touch peoples lives for Christ. Much love to you and yours and a Very Happy Prosporous New Year. xx

  10. Hi Nan an oppy is a thrify store charity shop oppy is short for op shop or opportunity shop here.Happy new year to you xxx

  11. I think most of us can relate to this post! :-) At least anyway, I know I can!

  12. hi, I don't do resolutions, it is too much of a let down in the end.
    I choose to live day by day and not set goals that I know I can't ever get to.
    But I have been on the atkins diet.
    I really did lose weight and it felt really nice.
    Since I don't cook it was a challenge in 2 ways lol
    But I had to have my coffee and it didn't allow for it so i fell hard. LOL
    Happy New Year and Hope you have a great 2012