SoCS — Diet and Exercise

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has instructed us to find a word that starts with “over” and use it for our posts. I may have been a little overeager and gone somewhat overboard in my response, but here goes.

“I know that you are overtly antagonistic towards me because I’m overweight,” Mitch said.

“Oh come on, buddy, I think you’re being overly sensitive,” John said. “I do think you have a tendency to overeat upon occasion, but overall, I think you’re overrating my concerns. I do think, Mitch, now that you’ve reached the big five-oh, you may be overdue on getting into a sound regimen of diet and exercise, but you don’t need to overdo it. Start out slowly, but be consistent, and before long, you’ll overcome your reluctance.”

Mitch frowned. “You’re always overreacting to me. This regimen of diet and exercise you’re proposing is overkill. I’m barely ten pounds over my ideal weight for my height. I can practically lose those extra pounds overnight. You act as if I’m on death’s doorstep.”

“I don’t want to put you on the defensive, Mitch, but I value our friendship, and for guys our age, shedding ten pounds is not something you can do overnight,” John said. “Listen, I have a personal trainer and I bet I can get him to work with you and to oversee your progress. I’m serious man, I don’t want to lose you, buddy.”

“Damn you, John, you can be so overbearing at times,” Mitch said. “I feel like I’m overdosing on your concern about my health and welfare, so, fine, just so you don’t get too overwrought, give me your trainer’s number and I’ll talk it over with him.”

“That’s great, Mitch,” John said. “I overwhelmingly approve and I’ll text you my guy’s number. Seriously, Mitch, I’m overjoyed.”

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