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'Twas the Month After Christmas

Monday, February 04, 2013

Although January is over, I just found this little poem and thought it was so cute--and true! Author Unknown, but it must have been a woman!

'Twas the Month After Christmas

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
As 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, only as I 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 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!

Diet?? Did I say 'Diet'?? What Diet!?? (heh hehe...)
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    How very cute and too true!!! Diet?? No diet for me, I'll just do my responsibilty. I'll eat required portions, then I'll be walking instead of rolling. I'll do my exercise everyday, then instead of jiggling, just watch me sway.

    1934 days ago
    so cute! love it! Thanks! emoticon emoticon
    1935 days ago
    1935 days ago
    No diets here...just plain old sensible eating plan that I still struggle to follow! Thanks for sharing...really cute!
    1935 days ago
    Too cute!! It's nice to know I'm not the only one singing the Christmas extra pounds blues! emoticon But, things are looking up! We can and will succeed!!! emoticon So, let's emoticon and remember that emoticon
    1935 days ago
    All good except the last 2 lines :-p
    1935 days ago
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