Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Yup. 39 days until there is no more 2011.
That's not quite 6 weeks.
There is a lot of potential left in 2011. LOTS. Heaps. Loads.
That's two food snarfing holidays (maybe more, if you have a birthday coming up). For me, that means the green bean casserole will be whispering dirty words in my ear, "jennnnnnnn, we have fried onions.... jennnnnnnnn creamy goodness..." and the mashed potatoes will be whispering things that could rival phone sex, "mmmmmm, ooooooooooooh, aaaaaaaaah, butter, ooooh, aaaaah, heavy cream."
I could demolish some greenie beanies and mashies, and let's not even talk about gravy, because that's when it gets dangerous for anyone between me and the carbs.
I could use that potential to really enjoy some food that is out of this world. I could hint in a manly way (that is a way totally lacking in subtle, for my hubby) that all I want for Christmas is Haribo cherries.
I could use that time to catch up on much needed sleep (instead of doing something stupid like making my butt angry by going spinning at 0545.)
I could write a book. Haven't done that in a while. Eeeek.
I could make a batch of Jenn's famous pine nut cookies, which people have been known to fight over, and eat them all myself while pointing and laughing at my drooling siblings.
So, you can:
a) be like the average American and gain 5 pounds between now and January 1st.
b) become a new habitat for several pounds of mashies, gravy and green bean casserole.
c) do something else.
d) find new and creative ways to add diet horror to holidays, such as deep frying an otherwise lean bird.
e) accomplish something
Anywho, as much as I want to slather fat on my food and eat until it comes out of all of my many bodily orifices, I'm electing C) Do something else and E) accomplish something.
I want to officially lose 50 pounds this year, so I am setting a personal goal to reach 261 pounds by December 31st.
What will you be accomplishing in the next 39 days? What will you do to end 2011 with a bang?