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Ode to the Points


(A found poem is made from an already published piece – an essay, a newspaper article, a journal, someone else’s poem.  The “poet-to-be” selects words, phrases, or lines that strike the poet, then restructures that collection into a new, free-verse poem.  I took my journal where I track my daily food intake for my WWs diet to create the following “poem.” It is made from food entries, their point values, and thoughts. As you will see, the diet started off religiously but soon gave way to temptation.)


Week One
·       Thirty Daily Points Total.
·       ¼ c oatmeal – 2 points.
·       Greek Yogurt – 3 points
·       WW cheese stick – 1 point
·       One serving of cod – 1 point
Week Seven
·       Track More. Don’t Lie to Yourself.
·       Office donuts!
·       2 T RF peanut butter – 6 pts
·       McD’s Egg White Delight (sandwich only) – 8 pts
·       Strawberry dessert – 5 pts
·       Hair done
·       Size 12 pants!
·       2 HM chocolate grahams – 5 pts
·       Whataburger Jr. – 11 pts
·       2 IHOP Harvest Grain pancakes (no butter, no syrup) - 12 pts
·       Small bag of chips – 5 points
·       Yikes!
·       Three prunes
·       Stick. To. The. Plan!
·       Turkey – 1 pt
Week Sixteen
·       Minus twenty-one lbs!  Only fifteen more to go.

·       ¼ cup oatmeal – 2 points

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