The Constant Dieter

April 29, 2008 at 1:13 am Leave a comment

I discovered The Constant Dieter via Yahoo!’s Shine website. In her intro on Shine’s Healthy Living section, Nicole S. describes herself as:

“I’m just a woman who needs to diet… but doesn’t really want to. It’s always a big inner contradiction for me because while I want to lose 15-20 pounds, I don’t really want to sacrifice the rest of my life at the same time.”

Clicking into her blog to learn more, I was struck by the following snippets from a 2007 entry:

“The next person who tells me, ‘I was so busy today, I forgot to eat!’ is going to get a wallop. How in the world can one forget to eat? It makes no sense to me at all. Wouldn’t you start to wilt? Wouldn’t your stomach remind you to eat by letting out a growl? Not having time to eat is one thing; not remembering must be B.S.”

“Anyway, you get the idea. Food is constantly on my mind! So the next time someone says, ‘I was so busy I forgot to eat!’ I’m going to respond with sympathy, saying, ‘Gosh, I can’t imagine being devoid of a basic instinct like hunger. How sad. Have you had that checked out?’ “

Her attitude is perhaps more cheerful than mine is at times, but we have basically the same feelings about dieting. I don’t want to diet… don’t want to think about food all the time, but I have to in order to maintain my weight loss. It’s nice to know I’m not alone. It’s also nice to know I’ve got company in not “getting” those people that forget to eat. I’ve never understood that, and I’m glad there are others out there who find it as mind-boggling as I do. I’ll be stopping back to read Nicole’s Shine blog regularly. Sisters gotta support each other! J

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