Monday, January 07, 2008

National Diet Month

'Twas The Day After Christmas

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 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!

[Thanks to Rose Vos]


Have a good week everyone!

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N Posted by Rain at 1/07/2008 09:49:00 PM


  • Blogger choochoo posted at 6:55 AM  
    Diets are all good and fine, but they do make you awfully thin, so I try to stay away from them:D
  • Blogger TECH posted at 8:28 AM  
    That cartoon is so true!
  • Anonymous damiel posted at 4:42 PM  
    I've found the solution to all you troubles - chocolate salty balls !!

    I really hope that 2008 brings you better things.. lots of luuurve and hapiness

    Hugs, squeezes and 'bises' from Pareee
  • Blogger Leia-Ann posted at 1:37 AM  
    Good luck with your diet plans... and that is one cool poem. I can totally second the National Diet Month movement. I think over the festive season I gained another person's weight.

  • Blogger American Genius posted at 2:16 AM  
    First I want to say that I like your name, Rain, it reminds me of the tree in the movie without a paddle, and also is that cartoon girl you, WOW, it does look like your picture, I like how you drew that,
    and also
    for your diet, GREEN TEA
    for real, that works and is easy
  • Anonymous Liane posted at 3:52 PM  
    For me January has been eat like a pig month more than December ever was :P

    I'm exercising to try and compensate. Haha.
  • Blogger TOM posted at 12:52 PM  
    I started my new diet today..come read about it !! Go New England Patriots!! How can you diet at a Super Bowl Party!!
  • Blogger Brian posted at 9:58 PM  
    Hope all is well hon. Have a good weekend!
  • Blogger jules posted at 7:50 AM  
    Was good to talk with you girlfriend. Hope things are going okay. Any more mile high action???
  • Blogger TECH posted at 7:16 AM  
    I miss you here ... :(
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