Far too often a New Year’s resolution to be healthier is a veiled allusion to be thinner at the expense of being healthy no matter what size that happens to be. Well, no more.
The New Year is here again
Time to get to getting thin
It seems that I’ve been here before
And then I pledged there’d be no more
No more diets no more pills
No more useless treadmills
No more being what I’m not
Oh how many gym memberships I’ve bought
No more striving for that size
That I was when I was FIVE!
No more tears and sweat and blood
No more baths in artesian mud
No more weigh ins every week
No more snacks I’ll have to sneak
No more worries that I am fat
Some even say that’s where it’s at
So this year I seek to be
A healthy vibrant same old me
Same old me same old size
This year there is a New Prize
The prize is not thin and svelte
But will be measured how it’s felt
I resolve to feel good even if
The scale peaks out when it’s tipped
My self-worth doesn’t come you see
From being like the waifs on TV
Momma and Daddy weren’t like that
Hmm they were happy and they were fat!
This year my resolution is new
I don’t have to look like you
I like me the way I am
Besides in shape can also mean round!