03 Dec The 12 Pounds of Christmas
The very first pound, how sneaky it came..
Was the extra fudge to blame?
The 2nd pound honestly appeared overnight!
So I hid the bag of chocolates out of sight.
The 3rd pound appeared as I dressed…
How dare it come as an unwelcome guest.
The 4th pound wasn’t easy to ignore…
I could barely zip up the skirt I wore.
The 5th pound as a big shock did appear…
I was stunned that it went straight to my rear!
The 6th pound I noticed while folding my socks…
I bet it was the Oreo that turned into the whole box.
The 7th pound nudged me while sampling in the store…
How could I pass by all the goodies I adore?
The 8th pond really gave me a fright..
How could it be that my jeans are too tight?
The 9th pound emerged with the egg nog in my cup…
As the temps go down, my scale is going up!
The 10th pound hopped on when the neighbors came by…
How could I say no to their spiced apple pie?
The 11th pound literally slid on in the dark…
I know it was all that darn peppermint bark.
After turkey on Christmas I was stuffed like the bird…
I gained 12 lbs this Christmas … how absurd!
I hope this poem gave you a great big chuckle,
But be mindful so you can fasten your buckle!
Enjoy the season but make time to be healthy.
The Christmas pounds can be very stealthy!
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P.S.S. One of the keys to avoiding holiday temptations is to eat balanced meals and snacks, roughly every 3 hours. Here’s one of my favorite recipes to have on hand for healthy snacking. It has a great balance of protein, healthy fats and healthy carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar level and keep sugar cravings at bay. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bars
- 1 cup - Oatmeal
- 3/4 cup - Vanilla Protein Powder
- 3 Tablespoons - Chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon - Cinnamon
- 1 cup - Natural Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup - Honey
- 1 Tablespoon - Vanilla
- 1/3 cup - Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix dry ingredients together (except chocolate chips).
Mix almond milk, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla in separate bowl.
Microwave the liquids mix for 30-60 seconds.
Mix dry and wet ingredients together.
Spray 9x9 pan with coconut oil or olive oil.
Spread into pan and press down with hand.
Store in refrigerator.
Makes about 9 Female servings. (If you make in a 9x9 pan, cut into 9 squares.)