Monday, January 24, 2011

Energy Unlimited!

In my previous post, I mentioned about the guy I was engaged to a long, long time ago and how he went about losing weight by eating chicken breasts for virtually every meal -cooked in the microwave -because he said that chicken cooked that way was among certain foods that burn fat.

Considering the fact that he did lose weight -and a whole lot of it too -when he would go on this diet, I guess he had a good point there. Maybe it really is true but don't look to me to try that to see how well it would or could work with me.

However, here's something else I've been wondering here tonight.

I've been trying to figure out what Maya must have had to eat during her visit with her Dad today because whatever it was that he fed her sure must have given her oodles and oodles of energy!

She was up early Sunday morning -about 8:30 a.m. -and tonight, she was wired for sound about watching the football game between the Jets and the Steelers. Yes, my seven-year-old granddaughter is a big, big Steelers fan, you see! And she absolutely had to stay up to see -to make sure -that the Steelers won that game. They did but it wasn't without some rather scary moments in the second half when it looked like the least little mistake or misstep or break and the Jets were ready to snatch that victory away from the Steelers.

Thankfully, that Steel Curtain held up though and they won it 24 to 19!

So after the game ended she was supposed to go to bed but at 11:30, she was still wide awake, wandering around the downstairs of the house and annoying the living daylights too out of me and her Uncle Clayton with her questions. Questions about virtually anything and everything!

I wish I knew what she'd had to eat because baby, now that is the kind of food I really need!

Stuff that would give me unbounded energy would be a wonderful thing, don't you agree?

Maybe it has something to do with just being a kid though because she and I both dearly love macaroni and cheese but if I eat that, same quantity as she might have, she'll have energy galore and I'll end up sound asleep after dinner in my lovely recliner.

Sometimes, ya know, life just ain't fair to us older folks, is it?


TechnoBabe said...

The days of unbounded energy are long gone for me too. I know what you mean, Jeni. Mac and cheese puts me to sleep but I have come to really like my sleep these days.

Lori said...

I am with little's have this energy that I wish I could bottle and use for myself...I watched the football games yesterday too...hope your granddaughter wasn't too tired today after being up late!

Happy Monday!

Suzanne Lieurance said...

I think enthusiasm has a lot to do with our energy levels, too. Kids are enthusiastic about so much because so much in the world is new to them.

When you see older people with lots of energy, they usually still have that "child-like" enthusiasm for life! Maybe we should try to bottle that!

Thanks for the reminder.

Suzanne Lieurance
National Writing for Children Center
The Working Writer's Coach