Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Diets


This morning we were up early because Himself has trouble with his sinuses. He’s also decided to go on a diet but the two are not in any way related. For those of you that know us, this diet is not necessarily anything to get excited about. He has been known to change his mind.

It started when we were in the pub having a quick drink on Saturday before getting a takeaway. (Given the announcement on the news recently that households of our income are officially on the poverty line, but we will be paying more tax this year, we are eeking out our frivolity money.) He went off to the gents and came back and took a gulp of his wine.

“I think I need to lose a stone,” he said.

I sat there, wondering what had happened in front of the pissoirs to make him come to this decision. “Why?” I said.

“I looked in the mirror and realised I have a tummy,” he said.

This is true but given that we have very few mirrors in our household – I mean, who wants to look in them anyway – it’s possible to escape knowing what you look like. Or ignore it if you’re as blind as I am.

So as from yesterday the diet is on. This means cutting down on things like butter, bread and cheese – and of course wine. He was very restrained last night. We’ll see what things are like by the end of the week.

Cynical, moi? No, but realistic.

14 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

I wish Mr FP lots of luck in sticking to his new diet.

I was always told that a little of what you like does you good...the problem is I don't know the difference between a little and a lot ;@)

Flowerpot said...

No RT. Nor does he. Or rather he does but he pretends he doesn't!!

Kaiser Chef said...

Hello, I have just discovered your blog.

I hope the diet goes well, in my experience, diets do not last long.

And life is just too short to go without some niceties.

But good luck to Mr FP anyhow.

K C

Flowerpot said...

Kaiser Chef - good to meet you and please call this way again. Dont worry we dont do without niceties. As long as they'[re cheap!

Akelamalu said...

I know how himself feels, I have been on (and off) a diet since January :(

Lane said...

I blame mirrors. They all lie:-)

Love that photo!

Miss Understood said...

The photo was gorgeous!

Vodka, apparently, is the least calorific alcoholic drink. But don't tell him I told you that.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I start a diet every day. Something always crops up to make me fall flat on my face by supper time!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Aren't you going to go on one too just to support him?!!

Crystal xx

Flowerpot said...

Ak - ah yes. He has too!

Lane - of course mirrors lie. yes I liked the picture too...

Flowerpot said...

MissU - ah we have a history of discovering drinks. He's done vodka and thankfully decided it wasnt for him. But that's another Long Story...
Best not to ask!

AOj - funny you should say that. See tomorrow's post!

Flowerpot said...

Crystal - if I went on a diet there'd be nothing left of me! We are the archetypal Jack Sprat and his wife. Except that I'm the Jack Sprat...

Grump said...

I don't bother diet never seen the point in it.
I must admit though I don't like the "You've put on some weight since I last saw you."
How's the weather? Bright enough for a trip out to Treen?
Cheers Mark x

Flowerpot said...

lovely weather here grump - with an easterly wind. My sister in law is coming over in 2 weeks to Treen is amust then!