Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Here it is already, the Twelfth Day of Christmas or Epiphany or Wise Men's Day. It's a good day to stop and take stock. In the first five days, I have managed to wean myself off Christmas cookies and the candies which have been spread all over the house since Thanksgiving. Beer and diet soda have given way to unsweetened iced tea and Crystal Light. A glass of water or Crystal Light has replaced the things I used to munch on. So far, I don't feel at all deprived and that is the secret. True happiness is only a few pounds away. Rather than trying to lose 50 pounds, I am only going to lose five. I am, however, going to do it ten times in a row.