Sunday, March 16, 2008

EDM 162 Draw your breakfast


Here is my breakfast and it makes me a bit sad. I caught sight of myself unexpectedly the other day and thought "Who's body is that, and what happened to my own?" I never minded aging, never was one of those who wanted to be young again. I was looking forward to the wisdom and patience that comes with age. I didn't realize that you paid for that with an expanding waistline. And I don't know how it happened. I walk to and from work, half an hour each way, and I do a Deep Water workout class twice a week. The only culprit can be a sloooooowed down metabolism. So no more bagels and smoked salmon cream cheese for breakfast, it's Special K and a banana. And sadly, no more evening snacks of a glass of wine and a bowl of potato chips. I think that's the real reason. I'm so glad I've reached the level of maturity and wisdom to know that if it tastes good, it gotta be bad for me. Sigh... Just when you can afford the cost of the good life, you realize you can't afford the calories.

13 comments:

Scarlett said...

I always liked Special K, even when I was young and Twiggy.

Great draw.

Ann said...

Super drawing! I'm right there with you on the waistline thing - or rather, what waistline? Good for you eating healthy :)

Just because said...

Yes but, wouldn't it be more FUN to draw the glass of wine and the bowl of potato chips? Has it really come to this... Special K and bananas? (DEEP sigh)

Mark

Scrappy Cat said...

I love your drawing, and I really enjoyed your comments. I understand what you're saying too, since I'm 53 myself and certainly don't want to be young again. Great job.

Alan said...

Ahhh..special K. Haven't had that since I was a kid. It is usually oatmeal, or Cheerios. I'm 57 and my doctor says eat right, lose about 20 pounds, my cholesterol is too high, I just started taking medication for diabetes. I have to admit to sneaking hotcakes and maple syrup once every few weeks. Nice drawing.

Shelly McC said...

Love this! Great painting! Like it here at your blog!

PNH said...

Bet you can't wait until you start to shrink too. I used to be 5'8", now I'm down to 5'3" and my shape has flown out the window but I'm still able to get up each day and that is the most important thing. Keep busy and enjoy each day.

Lin said...

WHAT A GRAND JOB YOU DID ON THIS, LYNN!!!!! AND SO HEALTHY TOO!!!! SUPER SUPER JOB!

SCquiltaddict said...

what a terrific job on the cereal!!!

Sandy said...

Great sketch - and a Good breakfast!

Laurel Neustadter said...

I like your drawing!

Wendy said...

I think you might keep us posted on whether you stick to it about the wine and potato chips. On this cool miserable Good Friday evening it sounds very tempting.

Sandy said...

Your brave alter ego is right, someone, that would be me, is enjoying your drawings. Nice job on that cereal box.