With the fast approaching holiday's I thought I'd do a blog on what most of us worry about...eating too much! Let's face it, the holidays bring on masses of good things to eat and most of us indulge ourselves until we're as stuffed as the turkey that was on the table!
Then there's the long winter. It's freezing cold, there's nothing to do except shovel snow or watch football. (Okay I know, and if you're a writer, you find time to peck away a few words at the computer.) And what goes along with all that? COMFORT FOOD! Nothing warms a person more than a nice, warm calorie loaded meal followed by some delightfully decadent dessert. (tis the season for baking too!)
Oh and don't forget a nice big mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings while you're staring at the monitor with writers block : )
At those moments do you really worry about the extra pounds that are surely accumulating? Most of us answer 'yes', yet it doesn't really matter, after all, we will make that New Year resolution to diet and exercise and we have plenty of time before it's swim suit weather. (Diet is a nasty four letter word if you ask me)
The holidays ooze Chocolate...literally! There's everything from Chocolate Martini's to huge boxes of chocolate candy!
Okay, seriously, who am I kidding? Am I going to use great restraint and pass on any of it? NOT! At almost 49, do I really care if I look like a model? (I didn’t even look like one in my late teens) ....and more importantly, why should I?
I think society is already pushing our
younger generation to be "perfect"
When the show "Plain Jane" aired last fall, I was irritated beyond reason.
The show was about, a young woman who was seen by others as "plain" and she was given a complete make over in order to get the "guy of her dreams". Are you kidding me?? Then the guy thinks she’s beautiful and they all live happily-ever-after. OMG, how wrong is that? So, let me get this right, in order to have any chance at dating a really cute guy, you have to look like the perfect model? Huh, guess I never got that memo. And this is the line of crap we teach our young ladies to believe. Unreal. And what about what we teach young men? It's more important to have "arm candy" than a person who is kind, loving and just a "nice" girl.
Okay, so I’ll do another blog on the unnecessary evil of looking perfect or I’ll be here all day, lol.
So, back to Chocolate..................
I LOVE Chocolate! Chocolate is one of the universal foods. It too is almost like the language of love,LOL It has so many different ways of being used from candy to ice cream to hot chocolate or as a syrup, the list is long. But it’s also one of those things that make people feel good.
If I’m having a really bad day and Rick knows it, he’ll become a partner in crime (cuz I’m sure my fluffy, womanly figure doesn’t need it) when he goes to the store or gas station and he’ll bring me home a Reese's peanut butter cup! You gotta love a man that knows how to make his woman feel better : )
Hot Chocolate, just warms your soul.
It makes you feel all warm and cozy inside.
Chocolate ice cream is just good anytime.... like a friend that stops in unexpectedly. It’s not something you need, but if it happens to be there, it’s all good.
So my advice for this holiday season is simple...enjoy it!
So everyone here’s to you! Put a little extra gravy on those mashed potato's! Go out and get a candy bar or eat some chocolate ice cream! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and raise it high!! Then snuggle up with some one you love! After all, if the love you a few extra pounds won't matter.
Maybe just for today, don’t worry about if that comfort food is going to add an extra pound to the scale or care about what someone might think. Instead, just for today make yourself happy! Isn’t that the most important life lesson anyway?
Hugs & Nightmares,