Saturday, October 05, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Sixteen

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Sixteen

Did you ever have one of those days, weeks, months, years where everything takes a turn for the worst? I call these “There’s a Bone in My Jello” days. What are the odds that I would find a bone in my zero point, sugar free, black cherry jello? Trust me, it was not a cherry pit; life tossed in a humongous bone along with Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Disodium Phosphate (Controls Acidity), Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Aspartame (Sweetener) (Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine), Contains Less than 2% of Artificial Flavor, Acesulfame Potassium Sweetener), Salt, Red 40, Blue 1.

After reading these ingredients, I’m beginning to think the bone was healthier for me. It seems like acid was added to the jello for tartness, then something else was added to control acidity, then something else was added for more tartness, then a bunch of chemicals were added for who knows what purpose. Ingredients in bone: bone.

The point of this rant is that there will always be something in life that can derail our weight loss journey. I’m going to try to turn these “bones” into wishbones. I’m going to visualize always getting the bigger half of the wishbone. I’m not going to eat more junk when I want to weigh less. It’s not been scientifically proven that Red 40 is 40 times more potent than Blue 1, but I’m not taking any chances. I have a feeling that the more single ingredient foods I eat, the better off I will be.

My wish for you: Choose healthier and be happier.

Sandra Warholic Seeley - All my life, and half of someone else's, I have lived in a humorous place called Earth. My muse is a tiny menehune from the island of Oahu in Hawaii where I lived for a year. Ernest Hemingway once sat under the exact same coconut tree where I did most of my writing. I'm also a sensitive to criticism Virgo who loves to get paid for writing and speaking funny stuff. Even though my mind is filled with volcanic ash residue and I'm still finding sand in my shorts, I will continue to write until my muse retires or I run out of pretty blue drinks, whichever comes first. Don't be bashful, email the author.

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