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Friday, October 8, 2010

Losing Weight at 39

how does one lose weight at 39?
let me count the ways
no or half-cup rice-meals
drinking lots of warm water
walking from lerma to diversion road
learning to eat fruits
if not, just swallowing them
foregoing extra portions of meat
finding enough room for fish
starting a before-7am walking routine
enrolling in a gym if i have time

i know what to do
but this is half of the effort
for one who has gone on yoyo-diets
and yoyo-weight for the last 23 years
i know that discipline is the key
but i know not how much i have left
after saying much about it in the past
i don't want to die in my sleep
it's not a fair way to die
so there must be a way out of
of these 50 lbs

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