Sometimes what I need is a good cry, but it's difficult to get the waterworks going, even though I believe crying is a healthy release. I can't take all the blame for trying to stop the tears from falling, because in most circles it's not acceptable. Sure, when you get the bad news you can excuse yourself, go to another room and cry. But if wailing is heard through the walls, you'll have cleared the room, which is unfortunate, because crying makes you stronger and could help you stay slim and trim--at least it would, if I were in charge of the world.
Just imagine if our tears of joy, and weeping in sadness also shed pounds. Now stay with me, on that thought because if I can sell you on the idea, the next time you feel like crying, you'll be excited and let loose. Really, I'm not kidding, this concept doesn't have to be a food fairy tale, because the "experts" say if you tell yourself something enough times, you start to believe it and your body does, too.
Hallelujah, I'm a believer! So I'm preaching today that you can ignore the calorie food labels and charts, because crying for only five minutes burns up a pork chop, mashed potatoes, green peas, and a piece of wheat bread with soft butter spread out to the edges. Can you taste it now Sister?
Dessert? If you want a piece of pie, that's gonna be extra--start crying! Whipped topping on it? You're gonna have to wail, but it'll be worth it.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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