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.