Forgetting where you put it

Miss Piggy approves of fruit, properly prepared, as a healthy dessert choice. Dig in! Photo by Garry Knight via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

Miss Piggy approves of fruit, properly prepared, as a healthy dessert choice. Dig in!
Photo by Garry Knight via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

“Moi does not recommend dieting. The only way you can lose weight is the same way you lose anything – by forgetting where you put it…A very common oversight in most weight-limitation programs is to pay excessive attention to the calories you consume rather than to the enormous numbers of calories you routinely avoid…You can eliminate a lot of calories by entirely cutting out things you hate.”Miss Piggy

One year ago I posted about various aspects of physical health, including dieting.  This year, I thought I would lighten things up a bit (no pun intended) with some dieting advice from that icon of perfection, Miss Piggy.  As anyone familiar with her can confirm, Miss Piggy never has to worry about defeating despair.  That task is delegated to those who have to put up with her!

Nonetheless, I must admit that I have unintentionally tried all of the tactics she suggests, and I find the last one to be the best approach for me.  I no longer eat anything I don’t absolutely love, unless it’s so healthy for me that I can use it to earn indulgences in something that’s so full of sugar, fat or salt as to be borderline toxic.

Do you have any dietary tips of which Miss Piggy would approve?  Feel free to share them here.  And remember one of her most famous maxims: “Never eat more than you can lift.”

One year ago today:

Our gardens — our wills

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. I giggled about “That task is delegated to those who have to put up with her!”
    Regarding diet tips, I have none.
    I just use smaller plates, when I can.

    • Ah yes, but as Miss Piggy might say, “That means moi will burn more calories returning to re-stock the plate again and again.” 😀

      • LOL I’ve sometimes used that scheme, too. Especially when passing by a candy dish — no stocking up!

        • Those candy dishes get me every time.

  2. Sheila

    Julia and Matt, so sorry that my daily comments have gone away, although my thoughts are still of you. I go to our Verandah more times than you can imagine. I’m so trying to get back in touch with my friends that mean so much. It’s so hard to know what changes our life, except maybe life gets in our way! I’m sorry for the absence but thinking “the road to a friend’s house is never long”! Goodnight, dear ones♥️

    • Hi Sheila, it’s so good to hear from you again! I have wondered how you and Bill are doing lately. I’ve lately preferred using postal mail as much as possible. For all its immediacy and convenience, I think digital communication lacks the warmth and presence of face-to-face conversations, unless one uses Skype or Zoom or other such apps. Handwritten postal letters and notes feel more direct and personal to me. But whichever method one chooses, it’s easy to get behind and not contact people at all. For example, I’ve been intending to send you a card or note via postal mail for some time now! Ah, such is life. Thanks so much for checking in. I too think of you, often and fondly.

  3. Ha! As an overweight person I’m fully familiar with the mind games and tricky philosophy with which we gaslight ourselves. The only thing that helped me lose weight this year was getting the flu.

    • WOW, that’s a tough route to go…but I’ve had similar experiences, when a nasty virus or flu had the unintended effect of helping me drop a few pounds I couldn’t seem to lose before. I think we do gaslight ourselves in various ways, and it doesn’t help that there are always plenty of others who do the same thing to us (and themselves). I guess that’s why I like a bit of humor here and there; it lightens the heart and helps me keep going.

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