Thursday, September 30, 2010

6 Arrowroot cookies later....

New followers! Brave souls...welcome all ye who enter here! On to today's thoughts................

I am not hungry. But you know when you want something to eat and you don't know what it is? It is a dangerous place to be in. I mean you could graze your way through the fridge and still not be satisfied.
I thought about fruit. Nope. I have Skinny Cow ice cream bars. Nope. I even considered a peanut butter and jam sandwich. Nope. I finally settled on baby cookies. Sigh. I quit while I was ahead.
Who am I kidding? What I really fancy is a slab of old Canadian cheddar cheese, a loaf of dark rye bread thickly spread with BUTTER and (and don't gag) strawberry jam washed down with a bottle of German white wine.
I swoon.
I have come too far to give up now. I will indulge when I can be satisfied with a slice of cheese on a slice of rye bread and a glass of wine and skip the butter and the jam.
Over on the knitting blog you will see how I have been keeping myself busy and distracted.
Five pounds to go!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Subtle Message

Last night we watched the premier of Mike and Molly. A seemingly innocent story of two lonely people who meet and fall in love. The premise is sweet but I was disturbed by a couple of subtle messages I picked up on. The first was "Yes, we are fat therefore we are funny," and I caught 2 blatant homophobic comments that were in  bad taste, uncalled for, unnecessary (Come to think of it, if it's homophobic it will always be in bad taste, uncalled for and unnecessary.... you know what I mean.) I detest name calling and humour at the expense of an other's feelings. Morbidly obese people have an addiction to eating the same way an alcoholic has an addiction to alcohol.
Our society is degrading more in every way if this is the best television can come up with in the way of "entertainment."
Had this program been about how two shy people "who happened to be overweight" meet and fall in love, I think would have had some merit. Remove "overweight" from the equation and there is no story.
There could still have been humour but this is unkind and I was embarrassed for them.

Absolutely delightful

Nothing much has been going on working, knitting and watching what I eat or rather what I don't eat.