Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Diet #38, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Yes, really. This book exists! I've been ploughing through it for DAYS and I still haven't got to the bottom of exactly how it can make me thin, but I'll persevere until I do, and then I'll blog about how I get on. In the meantime, here's a brief taste of the 'insightful' dialogue I have so far discovered...

Here's how men and women interact (apparently):

He (Mars) returns home from work.
She (Venus) "Let's go out for dinner tonight"
Mars "Ok, where would you like to go"
Venus "Ummm, I don't know"
M: "Okay, let's go to D'Anglo's for Italian food"
V: "I don't know, I'm not in the mood for Italian. We had pasta yesterday"
M: "Okay, let's go to Jenny Low's, for Chinese food, you always enjoy eating there"
V (happy to have a conversation about food, she says pleasantly): "No, I want something different tonight"
M: Starting to get a little frustrated (really, why so??) "Okay, let's go for burritos at Lucinda's"
V: Once again, innocently expressing her next feeling: "But we had Mexican on Monday night"
M: Now annoyed "Okay, I don't care, you decided, let's just go"

'For the rest of the evening, there is tension between them - she feels he doesn't care about her, and he feels that no matter what he does it doesn't make her happy. He doesn't feel appreciated and begins to withold his warm and frienly feelings. She feels he was too impatient, abrupt and uncaring. As a result, she pulls away and becomes cold and distant. Both of them have closed their hearts'.

Really??? She seems like such an annoying twat. I'm surprised he hadn't stoved her head in with a brick years ago. Too harsh?? Just wait til I've read the rest of the book...

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    I came accross your blog as i was searching for ways to shed the last stone i need to, in order to be classed as 'healthy'. I'm doing the slimming world diet, which has been working great, but now im down to that last bit, it's getting more difficult.
    Do you have a conclusion to your experiment online anywhere? As in, which diets allowed you to lose the most in a short space of time, which diets worked best in terms of being able to stick to them & not feel sick?

    I'd like to of lost this last stone by my next birthday, which is in July- that gives me 2 months, which used to be doable, but im starting to doubt myself now!