NOTE TO READERS: I have reblogged this from my dear friend Jayne’s blog….she has the best advice for staying healthy while still indulging….although I hope she follows none of that good advice when I see her next for a holiday/birthday….
Well here we are, on the precipice of the official start to the Holidays, despite what Target and Wal-Mart have led us to believe since late August. “They” are here. Thanksgiving for Americans and Hanukkah for my Jewish friends, melded this year into a hybrid Thanksgivukkah . Meanwhile, Christmas is just four weeks away. Ooh, wait! There are parties in between!
This is the time of year when we work ourselves up into a sweat without setting foot in a gym. The “glow” is a nervous reaction to the thought of eating and drinking ourselves up two sizes. Mentally, the gate opens, the horse bolts and it sure as heck doesn’t look back. For those who are still struggling with summer holiday weight gain, the spiral continues. And then there’s the stress of it all: shopping for the right gifts; the gatherings; the family members we’d rather not see; the…
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