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After Christmas Poem

Monday, December 27, 2010

I get emails everyday from Food For Thought. This is one well worth sharing.

Author Unknown
December 27, 2010

'Twas 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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STITCHINGNAN 12/28/2010 4:18AM

    SNAP a reminder is just what I needed. Ree emoticon

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FROSTY99 12/27/2010 6:37PM

    Oh goodness, how true. I have tried to hold the line this year and just not gain, and so far up 1 lb but most days I have held steady so that felt good.

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JEN-TINK2 12/27/2010 4:17PM

    love it and I relate!

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TINY67 12/27/2010 11:39AM

    Good one. LOL

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