Doubling Up!

I have to confess… I have been oh so naughty these last few days! The Easter break always finds me with less willpower than at Christmas or the summer holidays for some reason!

I have been eating… and eating… and eating. When I want a snack, I am not reaching for the fruit bowl, or a yoghurt, as I have been doing, but rather the crisps, chocolates, ice creams, cakes… did I mention chocolate? And rather than having just one, I end up going back for a second helping!

It inspired a little poem from me today! Here’s to all of us who can’t help but snack! ( I’ll be back on my wagon once term starts. It’s not even worth me trying to be ‘good’ this holiday!)

This is getting serious
I don’t know what to do
For every time I have a snack
It’s never one, but two!

I went to get an ice cream
Didn’t realise the trouble
For after scoffing one
I needed more – Double!

Maple pecan plaits
You buy them in a pair
So I ate them both
I think that’s only fair!

At afternoon teatime
I make myself a brew
And if its not a pack of biscuits
I’ll have a scone – no, two!

With Easter coming it’s no fun
Chocolate everywhere
It would be rude not to eat,
And just sit and stare!

It’s not just sweets but savoury too
That seem to be coupling up
Wine, two glasses – not just one
And tea, ooh yes, another cup!

This doubling up is awful
I really shouldn’t indulge
After all my hard work
To shift my waistline bulge!

But then, I’m only human
Sometimes you gotta eat
And at my next weigh in
I promise I’ll not cheat

Instead, I’ll be good, I swear
I’ll get back to my routine
And then I’ll be posting about
How I got back to being lean!

Ritu 2017

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  1. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 15:56:06

    Reblogged this on Pain Pals and commented:

    A little ditty from Ritu ahead of Easter – enjoy!

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  2. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 15:55:29

    I am drooling…and I am on a special diet these days (gluten free amongst other things) so can’t eat most of them. Pecan plaits are my favs!! But….I can still eat chocolate so roll on Easter weekend. Have a great break from school, Ritu x

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  3. Jennifer
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 15:17:59

    I must confess, I had to look up maple pecan plaits and then I had to drool over them. Thanks a lot for making me want something I didn’t even know existed 5 minutes ago!

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  4. fancypaperblog
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 13:28:57

    Ah yes. Someone else on the two scone diet! Glad it isn’t just I eating pieπŸ₯žπŸ₯ž

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  5. josypheen
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 23:29:12

    This is brilliant Ritu! I loved it last year and I love it even more now! πŸ™‚

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  6. ellenbest24
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 22:05:03

    A classic witty ditty. Ritu you did it you lost the lot.

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  9. D. Parker
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 17:45:19

    All I can say is, yes, yes, yes and you hit the nail on the head with this one, Ritu, fantastic! Off to share and if you get a chance can you drop by and share this (and any or all of your other amazing posts) on my blog party (it’s ongoing, why put a time limit on fun?) https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/04/06/the-wonder-of-you/
    Hoppy Easter to all, wishing everyone a wonder (and chocolate)-filled weekend xox

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  10. Traci York
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 14:39:19

    LOLOL! This sounds like me every day! Excellent attitude, and even more excellent prose, about “cheating” – hope you continue to enjoy your break!

    (I so wanted to reply in prose form, but my brain isn’t awake enough yet. grin)

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  11. You Can Always Start Now
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 14:36:24

    I can so relate. Someone gave me a chocolate Easter bunny at work this week and it didn’t even make it home with me!! Have a lovely Easter weekend.

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  12. thebeasley
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:46:52

    Haha. Very good & this is so me right now x

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  13. wellingtonwt
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:41:13

    Chocolate is my middle name! I used to eat ice cream, cake, and chocolate every day that I put on so much weight. Now, my husband is watching what I buy in the grocery πŸ˜‰ He doesn’t know I have chocolates behind the fruits in the fridge. lol

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  14. noellekelly
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:21:30

    The poem is brilliant! I’m relieved to see someone has been as bold as me this week! I’ll be good next week!

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  15. Lucy Mitchell
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:14:04

    Yay! Funny post

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  16. emfletche
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:12:05

    Ha ha, is that now what Easter is about? 😁 I heard that calories don’t count on Bank Holidays anyway 😁

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  17. Gay Stepdad
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:04:58

    I think I need to write one on how I have been tripling up!! Damn Easter eggs!

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  18. globalhousesitterX2
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:03:08

    Life without chocolate is not worth thinking about πŸ™‚ 70percent variety is healthier. Keep up the good work, I must put that word D I E T back into my life at some stage, once I am away from French cheese!

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  19. suzie81speaks
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 08:38:32

    You’ve been such an inspiration to me with your weight loss Ritu – love the poem haha! It’s ok to fall off the bandwagon occasionally – dieting doesn’t mean you can’t eat anything unhealthy ever again. Can you imagine a life without chocolate??!!!

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    • Ritu
      Apr 15, 2017 @ 09:14:50

      No I totally cannot! That is for another post me thinks… I am actually sensitive to chocolate.. the things I put up with, so I can eat it lol!

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  20. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 14, 2017 @ 07:08:04

    Oh, Ritu, this is so funny. I am so glad I don’t like chocolate and have a wheat allergy which takes care of a lot of temptations.

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  21. Judy E Martin
    Apr 12, 2017 @ 19:05:39

    Lovethis Sis. Especially as I am inclined to want TWO of everything as well! πŸ™‚

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  22. Transit Address
    Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:22:03

    You are funny

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  23. willowdot21
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 20:34:08

    πŸ˜–πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ˜±πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ’œ

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  24. Linda
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 18:02:59

    Cute poem…and so spot on! πŸ™‚

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  25. D. Wallace Peach
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 16:06:37

    You have to indulge now and then, Ritu, and the hop back on.

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  26. Hugh's Views and News
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 15:32:24

    With the Easter Bunny on his way, I don’t think anyone is going to blame you for coming off the wagon for a few weeks, Ritu. We have to keep that guy in a job, don’t we? 🐰

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  27. syl65
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 14:32:25

    You fell of the wagon and landed in Willy Wonka’s backyard…lol. I’m sure you’ll pull yourself together after this week 😊

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  28. Lisa A.
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 13:15:33

    I know what you mean 😐 All I want to do is eat too!

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  29. A @ Inner Ramblings Boulevard
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 10:28:21

    They all look so yummy. ☺

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  30. Violet of Violet's Veg*n e-comics
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 08:16:07

    Excellent!! πŸ˜€

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  31. susieshy45
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 07:33:19

    Ritu,
    You will jump straight on the wagon as soon as Easter is over.
    Never fear.
    Susie

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  32. Erika Kind
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 07:02:54

    Ha, Syl and you had a similar taste! Enjoy, Sis! You can be strict so you deserve being a bit naughty in between!

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