My friend sent this about the dangers of holiday eating

@raydene (9874)
United States
January 1, 2008 1:52pm CST
"'Twas the week 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!"
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• United States
1 Jan 08
Since losing 59 lbs two ears ago after my accident I have held my ideal weight....until this Christmas so your post really hits the nail on the head! Thanks for sharing it was cute, funny and sad!
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• United States
1 Jan 08
oops meant...years ago
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• United States
1 Jan 08
i know what you mean completely and as sad as it may sound we all know its true. only thing is that some people go through this everyday because its their way of living and my heart goes out to them.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 08
LOL that always reminds me of the New Year rush to the gym, the gym memberships go sky high as people start joining from 2nd January, and then by March 1st the gyms are empty again! So much for resolutions, as they say a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips, but some people deserve to have nice, rounded, hips it suits them, so here's a toast to a diet or two, but when you look at the first three letters of that horrid word diet, the only toast will be dry toast is all that you can eat, carrots with that madam?
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Jan 08
Hehe, that made me laugh so much - but of course, it's all so true! We all over-eat and drink too much at Christmas, but it's no excuse - is it? lol!
@anniepa (27248)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Thanks so much for a good laugh! Or, it would be a good laugh if it weren't so darned true! This is another one I'll be passing around to my e-mail friends and printing out to show to my offline friends and family. Annie