Some advice for those of you who are "big boned." Yes, you know who you are, you are any old American who needs to lose a few pounds. It's me, it's you, get over it. I would like to impart some good advice to you, so listen closely.
We all know how to loose weight, and we all know why we have those extra pounds: It has nothing to do with the size of your bones. You eat too much, we eat too much, I eat too much. Not only do we eat too much but we don't exercise enough. That isn't the advice, you know it, we know it, I know it. We eat too much because we love food; it tastes good, really good and there is a lot of good food out there.
So, the advice: Don't blow it when you get a chance to get some food, only eat good stuff. Any time spent eating bad food is not only a waste of time, but it is a waste of a waist. To help you accomplish this goal, and not waste your waist, live by these words: Order the same thing every time you go to the same establishment.
When you go to a restaurant for the first time, order anything, it's a crap shot anyhow. But, once you have a good meal at a specific establishment, stick with it. If you don't you risk getting a bad meal when you know you could have had a good meal.
I always follow this advice; I should, it's my advice. It's never let me down. However, recently I let myself down when I fell off the band wagon. Yes, after years and years of only eating Chocolate Ice Cream I tried a new flavor. I didn't try the new flavor at an old establishment, I tried it at a friends house (who had bought the ice cream from a specific establishment). See, there was no other choice, Chocolate Ice Cream just wasn't on the menu. I tried the new stuff and it was great. It was love at first taste, good by Chocolate Ice Cream, hello cake batter. It was SO good that I broke my rule, flaunted perfectly good advice. That was the beginning of the end.
A few weeks ago I was in providence and stopped at Ben & Jerry's, a great place with good Chocolate Ice Cream. I rejected my usual and tried the cake batter. It was horrible; I was abysmal. What a let down. An opportunity I can never repeat. I ate the ice cream, the miserable ice cream.
I will never forget the moment and the Chocolate Ice Cream that could have been mine. Let this be a warning to you all, don't waste an opportunity for good food: Always, Always, Always Order The Same Thing Every Time You Go To The Same Establishment!