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Hey There Tubby

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Hey There Tubby

I get on my bike and I pedal for hours You'd think I'd be skinny by now Ha! Not a chance my belly's still fat I look like an over stuffed sow Pants are so large they could sail a boat As the mast on the big ocean blue People are cruel and say “Hey there Tubby!” “Better stay away from the stew!” Try not to show how much it bothers me Saying, “Your mother dresses you funny!” But deep down inside I've lost all my pride To be skinny I'd give lots of money My scale says, “One at a time please!” I kick it in anger 'cross the room I've no one to blame for getting this way It's the buckets of food I consume So call me a fatty or call me a tub But don't call be late for my chow I'll soon get serious about losing this fat But it's just not the time right now! © Jack Ellison 2012 This was written before I went on a mission and lost 30 pounds!

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:24:00 PM
    It's nice to read some of your older posts and I must say titles like these really catch the eye! Love the mentality of the tub! Very very cute! I'd give em a big big hug! Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/7/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have learned during my years as a graphic designer that an eye catching heading is what draw people in. Nice to hear you say that... it still works! LOL Love from the heart, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:07:00 PM
    My Dad lost 10 lbs in the hospital. Wrong way to go... Since I'm cooking for him he's gained 7 back and is getting stronger. But he didn't want to get up off his chair... Then he fell and suddenly listened when I said to start slowly walking around and exercising. He's doing it now. He's on the mend and beginning to go places. The last 3 pounds we'll try to keep off with exercise... But at this point they won't hurt him... I wish you luck with your weight loss.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/17/2012 4:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad to hear you're looking after your Dad and he's getting stronger! Yeehaw! You're a sweet and loving daughter Carol! I wish him the best in his recovery... love and monster hugs, Jack xoxoxox
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Hi Jack - Enjoyed your poem and glad that you were successful with your weight loss venture. It takes a lot of will power to stay away from all of the tasty food there is to tempt us with. I began to have a weight problem years ago and finally got it under control within the last five years. It took a total lifestyle change. - Gail

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A total lifestyle change... that's the key! My goal is 20 more for a total of 50 all together! It's definitely doable! Good on ya! Love and big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:01:00 PM
    Was going to invite you to join me with my new exercise program but noted that you wrote this a long time ago, Jack. I will start tomorrow though if you want to join me. Love ya, Toquyen

    Harrell Avatar Toquyen Harrell
    Date: 11/14/2012 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Okay. Start today. I will watch what I eat too. Say valentines's Day we will check on each other. Here goes :)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OKAY! Here's where I stand... started June 4, 2012: weight 248.6 lbs. Now 218.8. Since then, 3 times a day, 15 minutes each on my stationary bike. 3 meals a day (one a salad) absolutely no snacking! (a bit of a stretch) LOL con't...
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm aiming for 195 but recently hit a plateau and for about 3 weeks now, have stayed the same... HELP VERY FRUSTRATING! This is when one must really be dedicated! Let's do it!!!
    Harrell Avatar Toquyen Harrell
    Date: 11/14/2012 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No big deal. We just put in half an hour to an hour everyday whether it be on the treadmill (me) or on your bike (you) or whatever -just that amount of time everyday. Can be walking around the block. We get together on here and see how we do once quarterly. :) Is that the plan?
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/14/2012 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What is your plan... I'm interested! Love and hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:13:00 PM
    LOL....glad you can poke fun at yourself Jack, humorous write! Congrats on your weight loss : ) Hugs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the encouragement Cecillia! Another 20 would be good! Love ya... hugs, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 6:10:00 PM
    nice one! i'm glad to hear that you were successful in your weight loss, though!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I ain't done yet!!! Another 20 is my goal! Hugs and love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:45:00 AM
    So many struggle with the pain of obesity, I come from a family of big people. My Dad was 320 lbs and my mom is 245 lbs. I am fortunate that I don't struggle with my weight but I do feel for those who do.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Had 9 sisters and all of them struggled with their weight all their lives as well as my Mum! My dad? Well he was cut from a different cloth... his weight in later years was around 135! Have a son who is struggling to stay under 300... yes you are one of the fortunate one, my friend!
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:38:00 AM
    LoL Jack! This is beautiful. That part about the scale -hilarious. If only losing weight was this humorous!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's a challenge but well worth the effort... and I ain't done yet! Thank you dear Vicky... hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:26:00 AM
    more of you to hug, Jolly Jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Like I said, this WAS me! I'm a skinny-ma-link now! LOL Love ya! Hugs, Jack!