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It was the month after Christmas

It was the month after Christmas and all through the house
nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste,
at the holiday parties had gone to my waist. 

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
the wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
and the way I’d never said, “No Thank you, please.” 

As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
and prepared once again to do battle with dirt.
I said to myself, as I only can
“you can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!” 

So—away with the last of the sour cream dip,
get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
every last bit of food that I like must be banished
till all the additional ounces have vanished. 

I won’t have a cookie—-not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry. 

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome and life is a bore,
but isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Author unknown

 

Back to normal today! Maintenance is over!

71 lbs lost - Only 69 to go 

 

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34 comments:

Gardengal1222 wrote 7 months ago:
Oh how true....thanks for the chuckle! Happy New Year!
grannywarbonnetts wrote 7 months ago:
Thanks again for the chuckle! Happy New year!
Hoppymom wrote 7 months ago:
I feel her pain!
Rincewind_1965 wrote 7 months ago:
Happy New Year

71 lbs lost 69 to go
Hut_hut_hut
Tenacity149 wrote 7 months ago:
Thank you, I needed that!!!
TH3FATIS0NFIRE wrote 7 months ago:
Thank you for a tribute to a great poem.
#IHEARYOUANDSUPPORTYOU
#THEWINDSHALLDRYYOURTEARSASYOUKICKFAT'S@SS!!
SassyCookieMe wrote 7 months ago:
A very clever and pointed truth to keep us moving forward. I don't know how I was able to avoid all the holiday treats but somehow I did it...and I don't mind saying it will be great to see all those temptations gone from view. (It was getting very hard to resist). Thanks for the clever poem.
trobgrob wrote 7 months ago:
Thanks!! I'm right with you!
texteach66 wrote 7 months ago:
Love that! Yep, back to normal life. (Well, I still have a week off - the joys of being a teacher!) I don't really consider the holidays over until I go back to work, so I'll be eating at maintenance.
teepuppylove wrote 7 months ago:
Thanks for the laugh!!! Happy New Year!
PAnn1 wrote 7 months ago:
Yup, that'd be me......
honeybuns08 wrote 7 months ago:
Love this! Thanks for sharing.
cnurenasue wrote 7 months ago:
I'm soooooo here myself! But that's ok... I'm getting back on track today.
Aplant77 wrote 7 months ago:
Awesome and so fitting!
spepper50 wrote 7 months ago:
I'm right there with you! Great poem!!!!
hungreeteacher17 wrote 7 months ago:
This is so true right now!!! Thanks for making me laugh.
ShinyFuture wrote 7 months ago:
Funny! And bonus - laughing burns calories :)
judefit18 wrote 7 months ago:
well done!! and ohh what fun it is to diet!!!!
Dinger2017 wrote 7 months ago:
So funny! Thanks for sharing! Now, I better go toss out the last of the Christmas cookies! ;)
franklin505 wrote 7 months ago:
Love it
shannonprovenzano2812 wrote 7 months ago:
This is amazing!! haha
qunnice wrote 6 months ago:
Love it!
bitxbit wrote 6 months ago:
That's great!! A mystery, but I made it through with no gain... don't know how?!?!! 39# down in 2017, goal of shedding 78# more in 2018. Happy New Year y'all, from Arkansas!
pizzafruit wrote 6 months ago:
Great food for thought!
shehackva wrote 6 months ago:
Love this!
swat1948 wrote 6 months ago:
Just got back on track and got rid of every morsel that I shouldn't eat. Loved this!
vic339 wrote 6 months ago:
exactly what i needed, when i needed it! thankyou :-)
brandi8484 wrote 6 months ago:
thank you!
brenn24179 wrote 6 months ago:
wow, so funny
vamandy9698 wrote 6 months ago:
This is great! Your story is an inspiration, thank you for sharing! Funny thing is this morning I wrote in my journal "You do not want to keep loosing and gaining the same weight every year... be careful over the holidays!" Now it might seem weird to write it now as the holidays are so far off but I then wrote it down in my Future Planning section of my journal so I can remember to write it down in October.
dsloan333 wrote 6 months ago:
Thank you for the laugh....lol
billayers2 wrote 6 months ago:
That was funny and oh so true
sr200179 wrote 6 months ago:
Ha ! This so true for MANY people after the holidays. our family fell off track with all dinners with friends we hosted and holidays and no time work out that we promised together to ALL get back on track for 2018. WE CAN DO IT! :)

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