Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kent Peterson's Diet Haiku

Digging around in my pre-blog archives, I came across this. I thought you folks might enjoy it.

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As I have said many times, I am not a nutritional role model. Nonetheless, it seems these days that almost everyone has written a diet book or is pushing some low-something lifestyle and I got to thinking I should cash in on the action.

But cashing in on things has never been one of my strong suits.

People ask me how I manage to eat all kinds of stuff and stay thin, so I wrote my diet book. It came out a bit on the short side. The seventeen syllable short side to be precise about it.

Hmm, that hardly seems worth shopping around to a publisher.

So here, in the spirit of freewheeling disregard for the basic tenets of western capitalism that has made me the eccentric non-millionaire that I am today, I hereby give out to the Internet and the world at large:

Kent Peterson's Diet Haiku

Eat what you enjoy

Ride twelve thousand miles per year

You will not get fat


There you go. If the plan doesn't work for you, gee that's too bad but you can't say you didn't get your money's worth. And in the haiku where it says "ride" it means "ride your bike" but you folks know that.

Keep 'em rolling.

Kent Peterson
Issaquah WA USA

3 comments:

Marrock said...

So that's what I did wrong...

I only rode for 11,999 miles.

Jill said...

That's the best diet book I've ever read.

Smudgemo said...

Wait, I don't get it. To lose weight, don't I have to pay someone a bunch of money or something?

Reminds me of the SNL skit Do Not Buy What You Cannot Afford.