Resistance is Futile

Sweettooths unite!

This is the season for resistance… as many of us have made resolutions or set goals for the New Year, I expect that, like me, there are a good number of you who made diet part of them.

Resisting the temptation to give in to those oh-so-tasty carbohydrates is probably the hardest part of any weight loss program; harder than keeping that exercise regimen and getting the clothes off the treadmill…

Then, there’s February’s ultimate carb-laden celebration: Valentine’s Day!  Lots of candy hearts and chocolate is given for this holiday to celebrate the martyred priest who was beheaded in 269 AD for performing Christian marriage ceremonies.


Lots of candy indeed, but were you aware that it’s only the 4th biggest holiday for candy in the United States?  Halloween, Easter and Christmas beat it out in total sales.

Are you getting candy for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?

Inspired by WordPress Daily Prompt of Resist.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

8 thoughts on “Resistance is Futile”

  1. The struggle is real!! If only the migraines from ditching carbs would subside…I purchased one organic, fair trade chocolate bar for each of my boys…and the delightful Salted Dark Chocolate Block Licorice Theo bar I snapped on Instagram for myself 😉 Did you cut out carbs? How’s that going for you? Good Luck!

    1. Salted dark chocolate is its own food group, outside the carbs. It’s irresistible!! I have reduced overall intake and focus on providing >30% of my diet from proteins. One trick that I found out about is to ensure that you don’t finish the day with carbs (late night snack = Fage greek yogurt)

      It’s beginning to pay dividends, but there’s still along way to go 🙂

      1. Congratulations!! I can’t do dairy and found out my love of beans and lentils are also a problem with my carb overload….hmmm, bunless bacon burgers?😉

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