Monday, May 14, 2012

A poem

I saw a picture of my butt,
And cried, "Oh, dear...must calories cut!
Must join a weight loss group and pay,
Must make butt small...must find a way!"

To fattening food, I said, "Goodbye."
It was the end of last July.

I sailed through summer, then through fall,
I didn't miss that food at all!
My will was strong, I steeled my gaze
To get through all the holidays.

I stayed away from pies and cakes,
I still lost weight, did what it takes!

The new year came, and all my friends
Got back on diets, made amends
For all the parties and the pounds
That came along with food in mounds.

But I, surprised, and with a frown,
Could see my weight loss slowing down.

Friends began to let me know
That they could see that pounds did go.
They cheered me up...they cheered me on,
Through plateau weeks when hope seemed gone.

It was the best of Valentines,
to thank God for these friends of mine.

The spring was harder than I thought,
Perhaps Spring Fever had me caught
and weakened my resolve of will...
My weight loss seeming to stand still.

What didn't help, and sure got old,
Was getting, TWICE, a dreaded cold!

Frustrated, I continued forth.
I tried to muster strength or worth.
But instead of saying, "Help me, PLEASE!"
I ate some pizza, heaped with CHEESE.

My saving grace might be the pool,
as I swim laps while keeping cool.

So this is where I am today,
No weight loss seems to come my way.
I'm trying to discover cheer,
Because I weigh less than last year.

Lord, I remember, when I pray,
You grant new mercies every day.

Copyright 2012 by Cindy Ramming


  1. Hi Cindy,

    Haha! I love this! It's a perfect summary of the it 10? months. You are so gifted in so many ways. I love you and can't wait to see you!

    Love you,

  2. Hang in there, Cindy! This is NOT unusual! Every once in a while our bodies shout, "Hold on just one minute here!!!" and then they hold on to the weight as well, as they are adjusting to all the changes. DON'T give up hope! This WILL pass! Just keep persevering and I know you will get through this impasse! I'm praying for you, my friend!


  3. P.S. L-o-v-e-d the poem! I agree with your sister.. you are so gifted!!! :-) Jill


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