Monday, January 2, 2012

Post Holiday Blues/Chocolate Withdrawal

The tinsel and twinkle lights are packed away 'til next Christmas.
The cards, letters and photos have been sorted and cut up for crafts down the road.
The kitchen has been purged of holiday left-overs and...
New Year's Resolutions have been drafted.

The party's over--
Let the diet begin!

Hips and thighs have taken on a new, padded roundness, making jeans work extra hard at keeping the seam lines from letting go.  Muffin tops ooze over the belt line.  
Worse yet...
drools drip off the chinny-chin-chin while visions of mouth-watering truffles drop anchor in the forefront of conscious awareness, blocking out every vestige of self-control and abstinence. 

Hanging on by my toenails, I resolve to whittle off 7 pounds of flab before.... 
Who cares when?
Just that it gets gone good!

The time has come, AT LAST, for Hubby and I to head south to our beloved "Steadfast".
She's out of storage and waiting for our imminent arrival forth with.
Three or four more days of driving will have us there, ready to dive into full-time boat cleaning, maintenance and provisioning.

EXERCISE.
Burn those calories.
Good moves.

Sailing away from temptation will surely do the trick.  No stow-away truffles allowed.
I am visualizing a svelt swimsuit silhouette in my not too distant future.

How are you all doing in the Resolutions department?
Did you make any?
Will you keep any?


12 comments:

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi Rosemary. I was quite sad to put away all the twinkling lights this year. They looked so pretty, and really lifted the spirits when it's cold, damp and dark outside. How lovely that you are heading off to your boat. As you say, working on it will hopefully get you trim again! I don't make resolutions, although this year I am desperately going to try to be more laid back, and not to worry so much, especially over the small things!

Unknown said...

I never make resolutions. Or if I do, I never tell anyone. I just do them.
All I'm looking forward to this year is time for me. And with the two girls and grand baby moving back in, I'm going to have to work at it hard.

I ushered in the New Year with the stomach flu. ( a wee post Christmas gift via my lovely grand daughter) May this be the hardest thing I go through this year! Last year is going down as a tough one.

Have a good January, Rosemary!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

It sounds like you are off to a good start in 2012. It seems like yesterday you were leaving the Steadfast to go home. Well, I think you made the most of it and you deserve your break now. It sounds like those 7 lb. will be a cinch to lose with all that work getting your boat ready and a lot of fun in the doing. Happy sailing!

Veronica Lee said...

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, the party's just only beginning for us!!!

Happy sailing! Looking forward to more adventures onboard the Steadfast.

Lucy said...

Oh, have a great time on the boat and I am sure you will get those pesky seven pounds off in no time.

I don't really do resolutions but by the time the Holidays come to an end I am ready for cleaning up the house and eating better. I think the Holiday Season just throws me out of whack and I like to get back to 'normal'.

Safe Boating and enjoy the beautiful views!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'll get back on track on the weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

My only resolution, is not to have any! Getting ready for your trip to the land of good weather, I see. That would be a good reason to diet and firm up. I'm not sure what is more important to me though. That's because I really do love good food...

Claudya Martinez said...

I've got quite a sugar addiction going. Have a fun trip.

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