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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back to Life

by Sac Barb

  Twas the day 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 only 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 to chew only 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! "

25 comments:

Zona said...

Good Morning!

BARB: So true! We got rid of every holiday cookie and candy yesterday..if it's there..it's too much of a temptation. I didn't gain any weight over the holidays..I was grateful for that. Of course I didn't lose any either! And so the diet begins..again... :D

Time to get breakfast for Nik and pack a lunch for Randy..ah..routine.. ;)

Have a good Hump Day everyone!

Just_Lin said...

Zona Congrats on being the most beautiful owl this morning. I was only up about 1/2 a pound after the holidays. That doesn't mean I was particularly good about what I was eating it just means I'm not very good the rest of the year. :)

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb Thank you for the blog. That was really cute and had a lot of truth in it. I got rid of the leftover cookies a week ago. There was only about half a dozen that I hadn't devoured. There was also two pieces of fudge still there but I couldn't bring myself to throw those away so I ate them. :)

sacBarb said...

Good morning beautiful Zona and J/L. I did really well over Christmas, but I had leftover prime rib and made some delish sammies almost every day til it was gone. I got on the scale this morning and I am up by 3 lbs. I can't believe I let myself do that. OK. I'm back to my routine and I have to let that go. In Kaiser jargon this is called a "drift" and I can't let it rule my life anymore.

Dianne/Denver said...

I gained 2.2 over December but went to WW today and lost 2.8. I'm down 29.8 right now. Wish I could tell it somewhere besides my wrist!!

Barb, loved the blog it's very cute and very true---u fortunately. I still have some cookies to toss but can't let Louis know I'm doing it.

Zona, very nice looking at first today. Is that a new sleep cap you have on? It certainly keeps your hair from getting into a mess

JL, maybe we can get one of Zonas caps/nets.

Dianne/Denver said...

Zona, do you have them in Bronco orange?

Guess we will have a little rivalry this week with the 49ers playing the Packers in a playoff game. Hmm, which tassels should I wear?

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb Well, you're catching those 3 pounds before they multiply so that's good. We all now how they can multiple, just like damn rabbits! I am down 2 1/2 lbs since this week.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne LOL @ your slimmer wrist!

Wait a minute.....of course you should wear your Niner tassels. We have a deal about cheering for each other's teams, right?

Mary/MI said...

What? You guys get on the scale??? I rarely get on it. When I have to hold my breath to put my jeans on, I know it is time to cut back lol!

I had lunch with friends today, did some shopping and very little housework.
My office is coming together very nice. I love the extra room!

Jodi. I like your game plan! Get better lady!

JustLin, I had a whole candy dish full of fudge. I shut my eyes and through them in the garbage can! To make me feel better, I ate a choc covered doughnut bwah ha ha!!

Barb, the prime rib sounds
wonderful!

49er & Bronco fans, in your honor I will be wearing a tassel on each ta tah to represent your team!

Dianne/Denver said...

Mary, don't tell Jodi because she is playing the 49ers. We are playing the Ravens. I think you're in trouble now

Mary/MI said...

OOPS. I need another ta tah!!

Just_Lin said...

Mary I'm not trying to maintain my weight. I would like to lose a significant amount of weight so that' why I get on the scale.

Put your Niner tassel on your best ta tah. :)

Dianne/Denver said...

I only get on the scale because the make you at WW

Just_Lin said...

LOL

sacBarb said...

And I only get on the scale because they make me at Kaiser.

Zona said...

DI: I don't think I have any hair nets or caps..I don't have enough hair to net or cap! Altho if I did have one..it would be black and silver..js.. :D

Time for me to take a couple aspirin and get in bed..Good night everyone..sweet dreams! :)

Jodi said...

BARB - I was pretty good thru the holidays....it was after that I was baaaaaaad!!! Chewed my way thru all the leftovers *hanging my head in shame* When they put me on the scale at the dr's office on Tuesday....3 lbs...grrrr!!!

Jodi said...

ZONA - Thanks for checking on me last night :)

Jodi said...

MARY - You don't need another ta ta...we could just pin a glorious green and gold tassel on your bum ;)

Jodi said...

SLIN - Not gonna lie. Kinda nervous for the game. She b a good one....GO PACKERS!!!

Jodi said...

DIANNE - Still rooting for your BRONCOS!! Go Crush!!

Jodi said...

Good grief SLIN...SHOULD b a good one!!!

Jodi said...

Sneezing more than ever, but at least it's loose and SNOT stuck ;) The ear pain is a might bit better, tho :)

Just_Lin said...

HOdi Thank goodness you're seeing some improvement. Keep doing what you're doing. xoxo

Jodi said...

Thanks SLIN <3