They say that the average American gains seven pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. It even has a name: The Seasonal Seven. Last year, I joined the ranks of average Americans and gained seven pounds. I would have like to blame the thesis, but shoveling sweets seems to be the real root of the problem. Even worse, one year later and I still haven't lost them. Because I am not a fan of learning from past mistakes, I can tell you exactly how one can gain so much weight in so little time, since it looks like I won't be escaping the clutches of the Seasonal Seven this year either. (Remember if you don't gain your seven pounds, some poor soul will gain 14 and no one should be that cruel.)
- Caramel covered apples. One with nuts and one with chocolate.
- Chicken enchiladas and green corn tamales. Two plates.
- Those chocolates with hazel nuts. Three.
- Marshmallows in the shape of snowmen. A handful. I stole the bag for later.
- Three frozen Margaritas.
- Mother's holiday frosted cookies. A handful.
- Gingerbread cookies. Lost count.
- A cheese course. (My sister-in-law was in France and sent a care package).
- Someone's homemade sugar cookies. I am not a fan of sugar cookies, but they slathered the icing on real thick, so I ate those too.
Maybe I should start thinking about whether or not I want to start training for a marathon.