Chewing Gum: A Dieter’s Best Friend
Posted by Tracy Solheim
I’m battling the sagging middle. And not just the one in my work-in-progress. I’m talking about middle age and all the junk that goes with it. Well, mostly the extra 15 pounds of junk clinging to my middle. Where did it come from? Strike that. I know exactly where it came from.
Public Disclaimer: Before my son rat’s me out, I have sent him cookies this year. Twice. The others were of such an inferior quality that I had to get rid of them. I’m just not saying how.
I do exercise. But these last few months haven’t been that productive what with a hinky disc in my back and now the fiberglass claw I have to wear on my broken wrist. I manage three miles in 40 minutes each day on the treadmill, but that hasn’t been enough to combat my hibernating metabolism.
So I’ve resorted to drastic measures: I’m dieting. Yes, I’ve returned to the land of weights, measures, and counting points. Weight Watchers is effective. And, a lot more fun now that I have an iPhone. So far this month, I’ve lost 5 lbs. Okay, it’s not really lost. That five pounds is actually sitting on the candy aisle at my grocery store in the form of a five pound bag of M&M’s, but I’m resisting temptation. So far.
And I owe it all to chewing gum. Now while I write, I chomp on a big ol’ wad of gum. Hey, at least my jaw is getting a workout. And my dentist need not worry, it’s sugarless and the whitening kind. Yeah, I know, pathetic, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
What’s your favorite snack when you write?