Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

This is Jungle Mom on a diet...

I have been on the Cabbage Soup Diet this week.( Cabbage Soup Diet Reviews) I am sick to death of the smell of cabbage and may never eat it again in my life, but it is working! So, dieting being very much on my mind this week, here are a few diet tips for you all.

1) Get a doctor's approval before beginning any diet!

2) Be accountable to someone for your caloric intake!

3) Don't worry too much!

4) Be sure to eat plenty of vegetables!

5) Experiment with new recipes!

6) Don't weigh yourself AT ALL!

7) If you feel you must weigh, use this method only!

8) Remember to exercise!

9) Take advantage of any exercise equipment available to you!

10)It helps to own a gun!

But all joking aside, I am proud to announce that I have manged to lose over 30lbs since Christmas and am actually lower than my pre-furlough weight. That would be pre- furlough #5 weight. I do not think I will ever see pre- furlough #1 weight, as that was 110lbs and, well, it just
aint gunna happen!

Do you have a diet or exercise tip you wish to share with us?


Betty said...

Congratulations Rita!! That is so great. You are inspiring me to try again... But I´ll start Monday (hahaha) :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're doing, GREAT, jm! But cabbage... I don't know.

MK said...

I'm partial to cabbage, but not for a whole week.

redneck preacher said...

Once I did the cabbage diet. It does work and I hope it gets you to where you want.

Two days into the diet I made my last batch of cabbage soup. It was cooking when some nasty strain of the flu took over my body.

The house smelled like cabbage soup and I thought I was going to die. No change that, I hoped I was going to die.

I cannot smell cabbage soup today without getting a little quesy. It is the only thing, beside kid drool, in the world that does this. The current administration comes close.


R Lennon said...

Wow Rita, thats really great! I did the cabbage diet one week and after that I never wanted to eat cabbage again! It makes me shudder just to hear the word.

Anonymous said...

30 pounds since Christmas is an outstanding success in dieting. I'm losing weight too, mainly by walking more that the good weather has come, and not eating fast food or snack food. But I'm not doing as well as you have.

Brenda said...

Rita, you are amazing! Thats a good amount of weight lost! I hope you can keep it off and find an eating pattern that works for you.

Z said...


I did that cabbage soup diet once and thought I'd suggest something:
one day, take some out and add cilantro...another day, add some kind of helped me. Made it taste different..!
I even added some lean ground turkey and that worked diet-wise just as well...I actually NEED some protein for the weight to come off.

Actually, I could lose five pounds and I LOVE that soup (for a week) so maybe I'll do it again..thanks for the inspiration! xx And, again, CONGRATS!!

Tammy said...

Way to go, Rita! That's great! :oD

Cabbage Soup sounds like something I could manage. Maybe.

*Love* Maxine's "veggie burger"! LOL

Sis. Tammy said...

Sis. Rita,
That was hilarious! I got a real kick out of it, not to mention 90% of it is true! LOL LOL

Congratulations! Keep up the good work. By the way, have you been doing the cabbage diet since after Christmas?

Liz said...

I'll have to look it up in the net... URGENTLY!



Good for you, Rita. Hope you make your goal. Just keep on keeping on~~connie

Gramma Ann said...

Rita, way to go! 30 pounds since December if fantastic.

When I lose weight, I follow the Weight Watchers program, it is a good program, basically a balanced diet and exercise, I walk for my exercise, because everything else is boring to me. But when I walk a mile from home I have to walk the other mile to get back home, no matter how bored I get! ;)

Pam said...

Wow! That's great! Why is it when I'm losing , you gain, When I gain, you lose!???

Kathy said...

Way to go Rita! :) I've started the cabbage soup diet a few times, but never could finish it! My best diet tip (only works when I FOLLOW it!) is to make sure I exercise every day!!! Also, when you feel like you MUST cheat, to find something to munch on like that one cartoon suggests: "low-everything!" :) I like air-popped popcorn, sprayed with butter Pam and different seasonings! (I have a microwave dish for air popping popcorn that I bought at Target. It works very well!)

Joy said...

Thirty pounds since Christmas is amazing!!! Congratulations.

Loved all the cartoons.


Gringo said...

Thirty pounds is very good.It is especially good because in your situation as a minister's wife, you are placed into many food situations that you wouldn't otherwise, necessitating even more self-discipline.

I eat a lot of cabbage- and like it- and am still overweight, so cabbage is helpful but not sufficient.
The kicker is getting more exercise. Like the ad says, DO IT, but I do not.

Liked your cartoons.

MightyMom said...

my diet tip.

keep a firm handle on your scale...whenever it acts up remind it that the LAST scale to misbehave is now laying in the backyard in tiny little bits and pieces....and I STILL have the sledgehammer!


Most Rev. Gregori said...

Congrats on your diet. Have you tried experimenting with different spices in your cabbage soup?

I am on a very strict Sea Food diet. If I see food I eat it.

Thursday's Child said...


gecko said...

Good for you JM! Not sure I could stick to eating cabbage for that long..... keep up the good work, this will also be easier on your back.

Dani Joy said...

I love these! can i use some some time?
Love the bean one and the exersize equipment!
I may have to try that cabbage soup recipe! lets keep at it!

Pilar Stark said...

These are just too funny!

Rebecca said...

Post a picture!

MaMa Vaughn said...

I am on one now. The girls at church all got together and we are having a competition and whoever loses the most weight, after this month...we all are going to give $15.oo for the one lady who wins.

I have been so hungry lately!!=) I want so good food!!