‘A Watched Pot Never Boils’

Distraction makes it boil faster, or so it seems.

Watch your weight and see how long it takes to lose it. Look away and poof it’s gone before you know it?

When I was a kid, I’d stay up till Mom got home from work, greeting her with a familiar face, a cup of coffee, some warmed over supper and a newspaper by where she sat. Then I’d go immediately to bed and let her enjoy her alone time.

Night after night, tired, I’d stand by that stove and watch the kettle waiting for it to boil, and every single night I’d think to myself “a watched pot never boils”.

But it always did, right on time, so as her car pulled into the driveway, I was already on my way to placing that cup of coffee on the radiator cover beside her chair.

Like clockwork. Every time. Five nights a week.

So watch your weight or not. If your intent is to lose weight, you will, right on time, just the way you planned.






 

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