Counting Calories

Counting Calories

A Poem by C.C. Marx
"

a period of time when I nearly started starving myself

"

 

200 for breakfast

No more

Maybe less

Lunch time comes

Maybe I’ll eat an apple

Or maybe I’ll skip

My stomach argues

But I ignore it.

 

Dinner comes

I’m starved

But I only eat half

Aren’t you hungry?

They ask me

I shake my head

No.

I lied.

 

So consumed

With my idea of perfection

For weeks

I stayed on

The ridiculous diet

But then I realized

I had to stop

Counting calories.


© 2012 C.C. Marx



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C.C. Marx
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Well this is sad :/
I guess society comes into this too.. I was reading Hugo's conversation once with Amanda and he said if no one "looks" like Marilyn Monroe, she or he is not perfect... Well something like that at least..
And I hope you realize you don't need to starve yourself to look thin, to look skinny, to look pretty :)
Everyone is different in their own way I promise, and now look in the mirror... Tell me what YOU see, and then I'll tell you what I see. Our opinions (I guess you oculd call it) would be pretty different, and that's totally fine! Same goes with the definition of "perfect" or "beautiful". You probably won't think that your pretty, but we do. You probably think your a really bad poet, ha your totally wrong through my eyes.

Lol I hope I made sense... I never make sense e_e

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

I knew in my heart starving myself was not the answer. It took mea little while to get the message t.. read more



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yup yup and yup. anxiety disorders man, they're killer. i used to do this. now i just run. it's a great release and it makes up for extra calories :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

So much better for you isn't it?? I always knew it was a bad decision even before I did it.
This is a real problem that plagues so many young women, and even men. We are bombarded with images that no one can possibly live up to...half the time, those models and stuff don't even look like they're portrayed. There's no such thing as perfection, except that this write comes close to full throttle emotions on a page. Kudos for writing this C...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Slippery slope is a good description, are there times I still think about doing it again, I'm not go.. read more
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

My pleasure C..and keep up the good work, no slipping or I'll have to feed you cupcakes! ;-P
C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Will do and if there's cupcakes, i will go anywhere ;)
Well this is sad :/
I guess society comes into this too.. I was reading Hugo's conversation once with Amanda and he said if no one "looks" like Marilyn Monroe, she or he is not perfect... Well something like that at least..
And I hope you realize you don't need to starve yourself to look thin, to look skinny, to look pretty :)
Everyone is different in their own way I promise, and now look in the mirror... Tell me what YOU see, and then I'll tell you what I see. Our opinions (I guess you oculd call it) would be pretty different, and that's totally fine! Same goes with the definition of "perfect" or "beautiful". You probably won't think that your pretty, but we do. You probably think your a really bad poet, ha your totally wrong through my eyes.

Lol I hope I made sense... I never make sense e_e

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

I knew in my heart starving myself was not the answer. It took mea little while to get the message t.. read more
I see this with some of my friends, they are obsessed with the amount of calories they take in, too. I'm glad to see you had the wisdom to be able to stop. Wonderful poem, I take this to be a kind of warning, but also as a story.

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

I see it with my friends as well, and like you said I use my experience as a warning to others. Than.. read more
Very realistic. Exactly how it goes. Great write

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much, a big part of the old me I had to express
I relate to this perfectly ... Wonderful

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Well I'm glad you can relate but also sympathsize as well, thanks for reviewing!!!!
My sister keeps telling me that i should be an anorexic so i understand

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

theres so much pressure to be thin these days its overwhelming, thanks fo reviewing!!
I know the issue well, and could really get away with counting calories since I have to count carbs anyway. Well written.

Posted 4 Years Ago


This was good. It's got a positive message towards the end. Counting calories doesn't always work, and you should never do it just for 'perfection' as some people call it. I had weight trouble once (underweight) and I struggled like hell. Everyone should be happy in their own skin without all these dramatic changes.

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Yep and growing up with my brother calling me fat didn't help
EllenMichelle29

4 Years Ago

I'm sure your perfect just the way you are x
C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Thank you it means a lot to know people care :)
Have you ever read anything by Ellen Hopkins? It sounds like something she would write. Nice work, you capture a girl who is trying to loose weight through unhealthy methods. I like how it felt personal, natural,without being a mushy rant.

Posted 4 Years Ago


C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

I haven't read any of her work, work you reccomend I do? And thank you for taking the time to review.. read more
River Page

4 Years Ago

I would defintly reccomend her! She writes verse novels. Most of them are a bit controversial...I do.. read more
C.C. Marx

4 Years Ago

Conservatism wont be a problem I will definitely have to check that out thanks for telling me

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