No Cheetah on Diet
Written by Diet Bites
Cheaters Never Win, or Do They?
Dieter Tommy wants to lose weight quickly - as quick as he can. It has been a very long two weeks, but Tommy is determined. Nothing, but nothing is going to stop him now! Not even a gourmet cheesecake.....
Well, maybe just one slice - one tiny sliver. But that's it. That's the only sliver of indulgence that he's going to allow himself while dieting. And it is his co-worker's birthday. It's a time of celebration - and what's life when one can't enjoy those most special moments therein? After all, life is short, as is, right?
Tommy walks into his home about six that evening, tired and hungry.
What's that he smells? Chicken? Fried chicken?
But his beautiful wife Tammy knew he was on a diet - how could she?
Turns out that Tammy had boiled Tommy a chicken leg and the rest of the family was going to enjoy her recipe for Southern Fried Chicken - a recipe so tasty that the colonel himself would be jealous.
Okay, just one - well, maybe two pieces of Tammy's fried chicken, Tommy decides. After all, he's sorta messed up today already by having that sliver of gourmet cheesecake.
Well, to be honest - make that a sliver and a wedge and he returned for a larger second slice which almost required a forklift when transferring the treasure to his workstation. And no one had witnessed him getting that second piece, rather wedge of gold. All that his co-workers had witnessed was that tiny sliver - but seriously, that hadn't been enough to make a respectable bite.
The Diet-Carnage Continues
That evening, Tammy fixes hot chocolate for the family, with miniature marshmallows, even. But Tommy gallantly resists.
"No, thanks. I'm trying to lose these fat layers," he proudly stands.
"But a beer would be okay," he decides, going to grab one from the fridge.
A light beer. It says light on the label, so it's got to be healthy, right?
What Goes Into the Piehole Registers on the Bathroom Scales
Two days later, Tommy's bath scales have shot up rather than down.
How the Diet Heck did that happen? He had been true to his eating plan - no cheating, eating all the right things.
Well.....except for that s-wedge of cheesecake, and those two pieces of fried chicken, and one measly light beer. And....well, there had been those two sodas and a pack of cashew nuts that he'd not be able to resist later than evening. What good is a beer without nuts, right?
Tommy had definitely learned his lesson - No Cheetah on Diet. Good for Tommy who went on to achieve weight loss success.
Moral of Story: Little things add up to big stuff.