Blubber Meets Buddha – Dieting Blues

Blubber Meets Buddha

Blubber sits beached in Buddha pose
cartoon belly wobbles
like blancmange

Face creased to smile
– contemplates whales
scans ocean seeking peace

Grounded body disowned
mind’s eye persuades Blubber
it is a nymph among goblins

spirit soars.

Satisfied, blubber readily agrees
and greedily gobbles more chocolate
stands…………..looks down
who stole her feet?

Self-loathing needs more chocolate
to appease missing feet.
Blubber smiles, in denial
disappears within

sighs, and thinks of whales

When you are fat there is a thin person within, desperately trying to escape.

The inspiration behind the poem ‘Blubber Meets Buddha’ was a debate with my inner-self after I sat down on the shoreline like a grounded whale. I found myself comparing my blancmange-like belly to the that of the sylph-like women who were sunbathing nearby.

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So after the Christmas gorgey my diet continues in earnest. Who else starts 2019 with the promise to lose weight or get fit of get fat?

15 thoughts on “Blubber Meets Buddha – Dieting Blues

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  1. Happy New Year!
    May 2019 be filled with joy, peace and fulfilment!
    Keep having loads of writing and creative fun!
    Thanks for your support!

    PS – Go #LCHF… it really, really works!

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  2. I sooo appreciate this! I love how you so honestly express yourself. My partner sent me a really good article on resolutions and changing habits. If you’re interested, I’m happy to send it along to you. Email me at

    Your blog is really good. Sending you much positive energy for what you want to bring forward in 2019! Happy New Year. 🙂

    Blessings, Debbie

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    1. I set myself a target weight loss of 10kg by beg Jan. I lost 5 put on 2kg over Christmas, which I’ve now lost,… so really I lost 7 kg. 🙂 Sigh… I must also lose weight because of my knees. Good luck with the losing 20 Lb. Will you go on a strict diet or just cut down?


      1. Strict diets and I are not the best of chums, but the SW way doesn’t seem to be working as well as it did. I intend to restrict what I buy on the principle that if it’s not in the house, I can’t eat it. All the Christmas goodies are gone now, and I know it will be a slow process. I’m aiming for loss of a pound or two a month.


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