I have four weeks to lose the ten pounds I plan to gain for Christmas. Yes, I suppose I could just eat a balanced diet with smaller portions throughout the next month and the Christmas season and avoid weight gain altogether. But I don't know how anyone could possibly adjust their diet to accommodate one glass of eggnog and three or four Christmas cookies unless you skip real meals and just eat the good stuff for a few days.
Even just this past holiday weekend where I never really overstuffed myself, I see the scales tipping precariously in the wrong direction. And so, despite the starving children throughout the world, I am going to retire the last few pieces of pie to the garbage can and begin a calorie awareness campaign here. It's not a diet. No, those are strict regimens where you only eat grapefruit...or on day 2 you eat cabbage soup and one baked potato...or you eliminate whole food groups. The only food group I plan to eliminate is the "Yummy" food group. If it tastes good, don't eat it.
It's only four weeks.
Now I'm off to see if the instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar is too "Yummy" for the calorie awareness police.