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I’ve been trying to drop a few pounds before my upcoming vacation. I tried on some shorts a few weeks ago, and they were tight to say the least. So I stepped up my diet and exercise routine. I saw an article in a magazine telling me about a miracle spinach smoothie to help you lose weight. I like spinach, never had it in a smoothie, but it sounded like it might work.
So last Tuesday I started on my spinach smoothie kick. I replaced my usual breakfast with this jacked up Popeye drink. It actually didn’t taste too bad. Here are the ingredients: 2 cups of fresh spinach, 2 cups of water, a tablespoon of ground flax seed, a scoop of whey protein powder and a cup of frozen fruit.
While it tasted okay, it looked like something you would see in a kid’s diaper. Good lord, such an unnatural shade of green. Now I have been a regular exerciser for years. I changed my routine a bit and added weights. I bought some new shoes for vacation and thought I would see how they looked with my shorts. Oh crappity crap crap! The damn shorts are tighter now than they were before. WTF?!?!?!?!?
I mean I’m eating like a monk, drinking V8, snacking on Greek yogurt with fresh fruit. Not a lot of meat. I must have really done something to piss off the diet gods, because my ass is getting bigger! I barely drink, don’t smoke, I don’t even drink coffee. I exercise for five hours a week, and nothing. I know your metabolism slows down when you get older, but mine has basically stopped.
I must say I do feel better with all the veggies and fruit I’m eating, though it would be nice to see a smaller me in the mirror. Oh well, guess I won’t be posting too many vacation photos on Facebook.