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My sister sent me this little parody twelve  years ago. I posted it here in 2004, but decided to recycle it for everyone's enjoyment  again.


'Twas The Week After Christmas

'Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibble, the eggnog I'd taste
All 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 rumballs, 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 battle the dirt...
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter dressed like 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 cornbread, 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 Years to All and to All a Good Diet

Date: 2017-01-02 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] restoman.livejournal.com
Yeah, Mark!

I wish that laughing at the poem would burn off more calories!

Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Date: 2016-12-30 06:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-02 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] restoman.livejournal.com
Thanks, Jerry!

I think it captures the remorse of the post-holiday period. I feel fat!

:-/

Date: 2016-12-31 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
That is so great and so accurate, in my case. :o
Hugs, Jon

Date: 2017-01-02 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] restoman.livejournal.com
...and in my case, too, Jon.

I am not even going to get on the scale until I feel less bloated!

*Hugs*

Date: 2017-01-02 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I had to get on and shame myself back to dieting. :o
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