Faux Diet

I sweat and strain to reach a weight
Do not accept my body’s fate
To curve and bloom where I’d concave
A silhouette that I’d create

I know the ways I should behave
The regimen and calories saved
To see the scales will treat me right
Find body suits that I could brave

Some friends of mine are lean, are slight
Their forms are such a beauteous sight
Their fashion flows with grace and ease
In fabrics firm and patterns bright

To dream of this myself I tease
And yet I still eat as I please
The diet gods won’t be appeased
And so in lusherย form I freeze.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Faux Diet

  1. Leila Arts says:

    I love this. I work with children who have severe eating disorders. I wish they understood the meaning behind this.

    • Thank you so much – yes, it is so important that children receive good support and advice abou nutrition and avoiding these obsessive and damaging patterns. Good on you for providing that support! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. rawencounterswithestella says:

    Bravo!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. katelatham says:

    I love this as I have just joined Slimming World!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    You have probably captured 99% of all women with this. I like it.

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