10 Dieting.

It was just after Christmas and Jill, realizing that she had put weight on because of all of the treats which she had eaten, decided to go on a diet. She was going to give up chocolate and pastries and all the other sweet things which she loved. Instead she was going to try to live on salads although she could not really work up much enthusiasm for this idea. Going to restaurants or to dinner with friends, when she couldn’t eat what she would really like to, would be the worst part of it. She knew that she would have to get out of some arrangements which she had already set up, or she was afraid that she simply
would not stick to her diet. The trouble was that, if she cancelled social engagements which involved eating, she would sit at home and be inclined to eat the very sweet things which she had vowed to do without. Jill decided that the best thing to do was to keep busy and began to clear out the attic.
She had stored up a great many things there that she no longer needed. This was an extremely good idea because making decisions about all her old things meant that she was able to keep her mind off food for long periods of time. At the end of a few weeks she was delighted to discover that she had lost quite a bit of weight.

 

 

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10 Dieting.

It was just after Christmas and Jill, realizing that she had …    weight ..   because of all of the treats which she had eaten, decided to go on a diet. She was going to ….    ..   chocolate and pastries and all the other sweet things which she loved. Instead she was going to try to ….    ..   salads although she could not really ….     ..    much enthusiasm for this idea. Going to restaurants or to dinner with friends, when she couldn’t eat what she would really like to, would be the worst part of it. She knew that she would have to …    …    ..    some arrangements which she had already …     ..  , or she was afraid that she simply
would not …..     ..   her diet. The trouble was that, if she cancelled social engagements which involved eating, she would sit at home and be inclined to eat the very sweet things which she had vowed to ..     …….   . Jill decided that the best thing to do was to keep busy and began to …..     …   the attic.
She had ……     ..    a great many things there that she no longer needed. This was an extremely good idea because making decisions about all her old things meant that she was able to ….    her mind …    food for long periods of time. At the end of a few weeks she was delighted to discover that she had lost quite a bit of weight.

 

 

 

 

Conversation Questions

I have put a lot of weight on since you last saw me. Please, give me advice about this.

What is the hardest to give up? Why?

What are the dangers of living on the same kind of food for a long period?

How can we help bad students work up enthusiasm for studying?

What kind of excuses do students give in order to get out of assignments?

How does it make you feel if someone sets up and arrangements and then puts it off or cancels it altogether at the last minute? What would justify it?

What is the difference between sticking to you plans and being stubborn?

What kind of people can do without love in their life?

When was the last time you cleared out your store room?

What kind of things do you find it difficult to keep your mind off when your are working?

 

 

 

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