Senryu : Imagination


“diet” makes me lust for tarts
the word triggers sweets

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

You know that psych game, say the first word that comes to your mind?  You say, “Diet.”  I say, “Chocolate.”  And then because you’ve said diet, now I’m imagining fruit tarts, cakes, pies and candies.  Oh, and eclairs! Sighs.

I don’t go on diets.  I go on eating plans (and exercise plans).  I don’t really like the word “plan” because it’s like “intent”, something not quite concrete in the word.  You know … sometimes plans become excuses on why you missed  a day.  Ooooh, maybe I should call it “eating challenge” or “food challenge” — for some reason I do better with challenges because suddenly my competitive side kicks in even when I’m competing with myself.

What do you think? Does it really matter what you call a diet?


Tummy Tuesday : May 29 – June 4, 2018
Anything food related
Cactus Catz

RDP #3: Imagination
Ragtag Daily Prompt

The responsibility of the week’s ragtag daily prompts are shared by:

Sunday: Patty, Lovenlosses
Monday:  Sgeoil
Tuesday: Lorna, Gin and Lemonade
Wednesday: Curious Cat
Thursday: Tracy, Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Friday: Steph, Curious Steph
Saturday: Mary, Cactus Haiku

Note:  I am leaving late today and driving a long time into tomorrow so comments will be answered late.  Don’t worry if yours doesn’t show until late tomorrow because I moderate all comments.  I know it’s crazy but I like to leave at night to avoid the rush hour traffic around LA and SF metro areas.  Plus Carol just lent me cat carriers I have to clean out because I couldn’t find ones at the stores.  My cats are going to be so mad.  First time I’ve brought them on the road. sighs.

15 thoughts on “Senryu : Imagination”

  1. For me, diet triggers a sense of deprivation, and a longing for many of the same items you list. I haven’t found a term that works for me, other than healthy eating so I feel and function well, which is a mouthful!


    1. the word diet triggers that same sense for me. “Healthy eating” sounds good because it incorporates a sense of everyday for good rather than a short-term special plan before returning to old habits.


  2. Diet is a horrid word so I don’t call it anything. No planning, not thinking about it works so much better. I have one of those bikes in my living room. Ha – I’ve been on it less than 10 times since January. I will save it for winter. Gardening is so much better.


    1. I think that’s why I like calling it challenges. Like you if I set a goal, it gives me something to go for. I like challenge better than diet I think.


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