Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Week


fe·ro·cious   [fuh-roh-shuhs]


1. savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating.

2. extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst.

OK, I have been on a diet since Sunday.  No treats, no snacks, no over-flowing plates, no sugar.
Quite frankly, when I'm hungry and off sugar it just makes me mean --- like ferocious, mad dog mean.
I had the day off today.  I had an appointment in Moncton and planned to spend a relaxing day shopping.   Well, that was the plan before this stupid diet idea.  I avoided the food court because I was scared I might turn ferocious and knock some old lady down for a cookie.   And what is the deal with baby strollers now that are the size of a Volkswagon Beetle??  Good Grief - get out of my way --- I'm on a friggin diet and I'm in a mood.....
Thank goodness no drivers cut me off on the way home because I seriously might have chased them down.
I want a cookie........................ or an entire bag of chips............................
Lets hope I lose these ten pounds quickly or things could get ferociously ugly.

P.S.  Thanks for all you who visit Miss The Sea's blog.  Blogging is so much more fun when you have some followers and comments. 


  1. I am currently on the stress--change your life drastically diet...where you try to eat, but everything tastes a bit like sawdust! You are so funny with this post! I really could get addicted to cookies...and plan to at some point in my life! It was a pleasure to visit Miss The Sea blog...thanks for sending me over.

  2. Oh my gosh I feel your pain. I have been there so many times in my life. I'm turning 70 in July and I'm not really sure that I care about my weight any more right now I need the extra 20 lbs I carry in case I get sick sometime I can afford to lose it. Thats my story and I am sticking to it.

  3. I know you can do it and you have made it to Wednesday now, it should begin to get easier. You crack me up. I hope you wake up in the morning and feel full and skinnier. :)

  4. Only 10 lbs.?! Wish that were me ~ I wouldn't even stress over that ~ now 50's a different deal! Don't let yourself get there, though ~ it's darn near impossible. I'm like Katie ~ sometimes we need a little cushion ~ just in case!!! Good luck ~ I get mean when I diet, too! I haven't been mean in a long time, now!!!

  5. Hang in there! You can do it! 10 lbs is a piece of cake! OOPS! Maybe that was the wrong thing to say... sorry :-(

  6. Hi Kim,Diet, I am hungry already. Good Luck you can do it. Cheri

  7. Oh Kim, I hope that you loose that 10 pounds soon for your own sanity. Congratulations on being sugar free for three whole days.

    I have a few tip from my son in law who lost 100 pounds.

    If you like hot peppers eat lots of it because it speeds up your metabolism so food goes through you faster and don't stay on you as much. It's a little hot when it comes out the other end but then you know that it works, right...

    Drink cold water because it burns up calories to warm it up as you swallow.

    Use smaller plates and don't go back for second.

    Eat smaller portions and more often.

    Good snacks that keep your energy are almonds.

    Don't eat starchy food like bread, potatoes and pasta after the noon meal.

    For supper you can eat something filling like a nice juicy steak and a salad.

    An orange before going to bed has less calories than an apple.

    Drink lots of water.

    Do try to loose it slowly or it will all come back on.

    Don't weigh yourself everyday.

    Long brisk walks with a friend will help a lot but start slowly first. Just go a little further every other day.

    He had to do exercise at the gym to tighten his skin as he lost weight. He used the advice of a dietitian also and now he's skinny. That's him holding the baby on the last photo on my blog.

    Sorry Kim, I just had to give advice didn't I? Hugs, JB

  8. I was ferocious last week when Blogger wiped out my comment and I was too shipped to retype it. I think the word diet should be obliterated from the English language – its balderdash! The relentless calorie counting is enough to give you a migraine. The starvation just makes you loopy and discombobulated. You walk around like a zombie anticipating your next meal which you will demolish without even appreciating it. You become mean and vindictive as you try and become the biggest loser. The dieticians and doctors are somewhat delusional. We can’t just be chameleons and change in a snap! Whatever is all the hoopla about? I’m going to go grope for a piece of chocolate in the back of the cupboard. . . . . .

  9. Kim, The minute I say the word diet I want something sweet....anything! It's so hard to lose weight. My doctor told me, "Good Luck" with the hormone pills you are taking! How's that for encouragement?
    Don't forget about chocolate chips. Everyone has a half empty bag of those in the back of the cabinets! Good luck though, really.
    xo, Sheri

  10. Geesh...I dunno who cracks me up more anymore - you or Michelle. Yikes....what does she do - keep a log of your words of the week or what??!! Anyway...I Isn't that word like right next to chiropractor and quack in that dictionary of yours? Bahh!! Come live in Nod...then you can say you're keeping your "winter skin" on cuz in a month, you're gonna need it. Don't mean to take your pain lightly, but me and diets have never been...what'd'ya say..."harmonious??"" Not that I probably shouldn't drop a few...but if I want chocolate, 100 lbs of lettuce won't make me think I just ate chocolate. Good luck to you my pal....10 lbs. more or less - you'll still be beautiful to me. Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  11. I SOOOO know where you are coming from Kim!! Hang in there you can do it!

  12. Ferocious is the perfect word for a dieter's appetite! Julia has some great tips! I think what makes me the hungriest is the aroma of food cooking and stress. So yah... food courts and huge baby strollers would do me in for sure! How's your sunflowers coming along? How's your sunflowers coming along?

  13. Oh my goodness, I was just going to apologize for not having been around being sick and all, but I certainly don't want my head bitten off so perhaps I'll just slink away and you just forget I was here..okay?
    Actually, there is no such thing as a diet, my friend, jsut a cahnge in lifestyle. and if done correctly and within limits, there is no reason you cna't have all those things you love. I've lost 16 lbs. on weight watcher's and I still have ALL the things I love, just in moderation...

  14. Well, I really feel for you, Kim. At least you're going after it while it's only 10 lbs. I have gained and lost the same 30-50 lbs. so many years it is shameful. I find eating more protein and staying away from simple carbs helps keep my sugar craving down. Will be thinking of you. Your friend, the cookie monster.

  15. I wish you the very best on your diet! You can do it.

  16. I do really great when I diet...then I wake up. Hope it all goes well and comes off fast!

  17. Kim ...I FEEL YOU PAIN! I have always been ferocious about dieting. I always said dieting does not work , all my life I been up and down in my weight, mostly up... Well, let us face it up up up is where I am now.... And not happy about it.... I was lying to myself because diets do work I just could not maintain the weight loss. So that is when I decided to make a lifestyle change.... And I really mean I feel your pain.... I have been on a new lifestyle change to eat better.... I joined this website called spark people, it is free and is very informative.. It keeps track of everything . Calories, carbohydrates, sodium, fats, potassium, calcium, etc. and the people have blogs to read of their successes and their hardships through weight loss.... No one judges you. They are a great support team...
    I really wish you the very best Kim on your weight loss.... Just look up spark people you might enjoy it....

    best wishes,