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Weight for the Holidays

It’s not only turkey’s that get
fattened up at christmas. If we’re not careful, well-meaning friends can
cause us to put on unwanted pounds.


At
the risk of sounding like Ebenezer Scrooge, I will state unequivocally
that I dislike the holidays. From sunup on Thanksgiving until sundown on
New Year’s, I am provided with unparalleled high-calorie grazing
options and numerous chocolate-consuming opportunities. These memorable
moments in munching are the recipe for diet disaster.

The task of
keeping my weight in check and my thighs to a minimum is complicated by
my “friends” who inconsiderately bake calorie-laden treats, slap them
on a festively decorated holiday plate and then give them to me! They
apparently assume that I don’t mind having my derriere look like two
humongous hot air balloons stuck together.

Weight for the Holidays

It’s not only turkey’s that get fattened up at christmas. If we’re not careful, well-meaning friends can cause us to put on unwanted pounds.


At the risk of sounding like Ebenezer Scrooge, I will state unequivocally that I dislike the holidays. From sunup on Thanksgiving until sundown on New Year’s, I am provided with unparalleled high-calorie grazing options and numerous chocolate-consuming opportunities. These memorable moments in munching are the recipe for diet disaster.

The task of keeping my weight in check and my thighs to a minimum is complicated by my “friends” who inconsiderately bake calorie-laden treats, slap them on a festively decorated holiday plate and then give them to me! They apparently assume that I don’t mind having my derriere look like two humongous hot air balloons stuck together.

Sunday Morning Circus

IF YOUR HOUSE IS LIKE OURS, GETTING READY FOR CHURCH CAN BE A REAL ADVENTURE. HOW DO YOU SURVIVE IT ALL AND REMAIN IN THE SPIRIT?

Most days I am a Spirit-led woman, though I sometimes possess an exceedingly great capacity for distraction–and chocolate. I have great intentions always, but my willpower is often weaker than my want to. At no time is this demonstrated in a more dramatic way than on the first day of the week.

A typical Sunday morning will find our family preparing for church. Our goal to leave the house at 8:30 sharp is once again thwarted. A quick glance at the clock on the microwave reveals it’s already 9:05.

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