Fat Bomb

My kotegenic journey
began last week

I must cut
carbohydrate consumption
especially provisions
packed with processed sugars

Swap sweets
with nuts
string cheese 
when I yearn for a snack

I’ve held fast
for a week
and have survived

Yet, now
I am staring at this bowl
creamy cold
covered in caramel
sinful hot fudge
and ethereal whipped topping

 Dark chocolate
is a heart-healthy cheat
allowed in a ketogenic diet


The sticky-sweet snack
is a refreshing respite
from the salty crunch
of nuts and cheese chunks

The spoonful of sweet cream
somersaults as it thaws
Stampeding from my tongue
pulsating anxious intensity
throughout my veins

A sundae cheat
a high calorie treat
that should be consumed
in deliberate moderation

When I do my own medical research, I find that the Mayo Clinic is one of the best sources to go to first. Check out their information about the keto diet here.

Marathon Mind

I’m struggling
To reach the tape
Lungs and legs burn
How did I get
So out of shape?
I’m struggling
Lungs and legs burn
The effects of old age
I can’t escape
Life’s poor choices 
Carry heavy weight
Lungs and legs burn
I’m so out of shape
How did I get
So out of shape?
Life’s poor choices
I’m struggling
But I welcome
Miles to go
I reach the tape