I'm talking about weight loss; diet; healthy eating; whatever! I got up this morning determined to start afresh. Having lost about 16 lbs on my world trip I then put it all back on again, + some. Don't you just hate that?
So,,, this morning, determined to start afresh I weighed myself (don't ask), planned my menu for the day and was just about to sit down to enter it into weightlossresourses.com to keep me on the straight and narrow when the devil looked over my shoulder and said "before you start why don't you make yourself a nice cup of coffee? You deserve it".
This was my first mistake, I should have stuck my ass to the chair and finished what I was doing instead of wandering around the house in a perplexed daze trying to figure out what I was doing wandering around the house! I remembered when I avoided my first temptation, the 3 ginger biscuits on my bedside table left over from yesterdays excesses. These were deposited back into their rightful home in the biscuit jar.
That is when I should have made my coffee and gone back to the job in hand. But no, I then bumped into my second temptation, the beckoning Milk Tray chocolates and After Eight Mints on my coffee table. I didn't give into that though, I put them into a container to take over to the office for the gang. I felt good about myself.
But... my third temptation was a step too far. The Christmas Cake. Should I give it to someone? Nah! I'll have a bit with my coffee and start all over again on 1st January. Sorted!!
This is a photograph of some of our little "Infoteliens" at the ritual office family buffet lunch and raffle prior to closing for Christmas. They are a right bunch of little suspects aren't they?
Ambrose Bierce - "Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."
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