Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CARB BOMBED

I’m like a caged animal…
Here in my apartment…
Confined into healthy restraint…
With only the right choices…
Of healthy foods…
Healthy beverages…
in my cabinet...
To keep me…well…healthy.
And then…
One morning…
I’m asked to babysit my three grandkids…
At my daughter’s house..
And suddenly it feels like the cage door opens…
And my appetite has escaped!
Ready to pounce!
On the first cheap carb I see in her cupboard.
Eat those Fritos, my stomach prodded.
Yay! Leftover Halloween candy! my sweet tooth screamed!
I love Count Chocula cereal, my mouth slobbered…
“Grandma!” You sure eat a lot.”
Cripes! When did you kids become guardians of my gut?
Wardens of my waistline?
I want to say…
But those six accusing eyes staring at me…
Shame my binge and my comment back into submission...
And all I can say is, “Grandma’s done now.”
Just this one time…
I wish I could be bulimic…
So I could get rid of all the crap I just ate.
But I don’t have the nerve.
To make myself hurl.
I’m just going to have to digest it all…
And hate myself when the scale becomes proof…
That I couldn't restrain my hunger for junk food.
So?
Does your appetite ever go on binges?
And if so, what do you have a hankering for?

Always, Em-Musing

4 comments:

Isis Rushdan said...

Lol! I'll go through stints where I'm doing great only eating what I'm supposed to, then I'll see a commercial for pizza or someone is eating Chinese food on a TV show. The craving sets in and drives me nuts until I cave. I think moderation and allowing yourself to indulge from time to time is key.

Samantha Vérant said...

Bahaha! I go on binges all of the time. Doesn't help the two step-kids have mountains of treats in the kitchen cabinet. Come to think of it, I think I'll raid their Nutella...

Lydia Kang said...

I am carb bombing as we speak. Hello, pasta.

Michelle Kott said...

I feel like this about Mexican food.