“Get up, couch potato.”


Have you heard this before?? Well, I have been called a couch potato until I got 11 (approximately). I had this habit of lying on the couch after school and watching T.V, while craving salt (will discuss later on). I guess we all, or the Libras :-D, become couch potatoes at some point of our life. I won’t ask you to agree on this one :-p

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Couch Potato

Couch Potato

Now let’s look at the dictionary meaning of a couch potato.

A person who takes little or no exercise and watches a lot of television.

Fits the situation, doesn’t it? I have observed that couch potatoes eat chips, drink soft drinks, soda, etc. while they watch T.V. Now, here is where my situation had been different from others. I did not use to crave food and sodas, I use to eat salt while watching T.V.  Yes, Salt!!! Odd habit, right?? Well, I later on started eating ice cube too. I would first add the ice cube in my mouth and then eat salt over it. Umm Yummy!!

Well, eating salt has been a very re-known habit of mine. Still, when the salt get’s missing, my father looks at me and says,“Where’s the salt? You must know”:-D. Well, to be honest eating salt can never and is never a healthy activity. 

Even when I was visiting Khewra mines (salt mines) with my family. I was told, “Hey, look there is salt everywhere. What are you waiting for?” I felt so ashamed.

At that time, I wasn’t fat at all. So, being a couch potato didn’t result in any weight gain at that time. Maybe because I used to go out and play with my friends too.

Well, here are a few tips for couch potatoes.

  1. Keep the remote away and get up to change the channels.
  2. Walk up and down the stairs, or around the room, during commercials
  3. Get an equipment, so that you can exercise while you watch T.V
  4. Stand up and iron your clothes while you watch T.V.

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Take this simple poll, to tell me whether you have been called a couch potato or not,

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3 thoughts on ““Get up, couch potato.”

  1. Personally I’m completely the opposite… I end up feeling disgusted with myself if I allow myself to spend too long on the couch/in bed and therefore barely spend more than an hour or two on either. It was fun to see how the other side live 😉 I’ve followed, and would be honoured to hear your thoughts on some of my works on my blog (mainly short stories, a bit of poetry, and got a novel in the works). Keep blogging and have a good day 🙂

    P.s. How did you put that poll in? Was looking for a way of asking my readers something and that looks ideal. Thanks in advance

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    • Thanks for liking my post and following my blog 🙂 It will be easier to insert a poll from the WP Admin. After clicking WP Admin, you’ll see feedback on the menu. In feedback you will find polls. Create a poll, and when you write a post through WP admin an icon ‘Add Poll’ will be present next to ‘Add Media’. If this doesn’t works than you can go to https://polldaddy.com/login/ and login through wordpress, make a new poll and insert the wordpress link into the post.

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