The Aftermath of Celebrations

I originally posted this in 2016 and have already reblogged it, but being aware that there was a SW group weigh in this morning, I expect this is ringing true for many.
I got on the scales this morning and it was not good…… not good at all. Not only have I put on a few pounds, I am way out of target and really have to go some (being sensible not starving myself as that never works) to pull it back for Sunday’s text in.
All the collars and socks in the world does not make me feel better actually.

Because it was there

Excuses rang across the hall,
Gains in weight had befallen all,
Down to a single judgement call:
Put simply, Because It Was There.
Sweets and cakes and savouries,
Chocolate Santas and novelties,
Candy canes hung on Christmas Trees,
It became too much to bear.
Should’ve left it on the shelf,
Or put the blame on that blessed Elf,
Never the fault of one’s inner self,
Temptation’s a cruel friend.
Could’ve shared and split the pot,
Passed round the tin, not scoffed the lot,
On your face, do I see a spot?
Why bother to lie and pretend.
It was there, and you fancied some,
That’s OK, if you can stop at one,
Not keep going until there’s none…
No wonder the scales took fright!
But you’re not alone if truth be told,
We need extra layers as we grow old
To battle the winters chills and cold,
(And assume the reading’s not right).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to The Aftermath of Celebrations

  1. murisopsis says:

    Life is a constant struggle! I hope the scales are kinder by Sunday!!!

  2. Carol anne says:

    I can relate! Although I seem to have lost some weight this year! I am relieved! I think when I weigh in next tuesday I’ll be down! Can you believe that? If my scales is right, I’m already a pound under my last weight, which was a few weeks ago now. XX

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