Here's something rather interesting: According to a recent survey, 24% said they try to lose weight in EARLY December, because they know they're going to chow down come Holiday time. Do you fit into that percentile?

I know I sometimes get carried away at the Christmas dinner table, but it's not something I really think about. I usually eat slow, allowing my brain time to receive those slow, sluggish signals from my trytophanic tummy.(Is "tryptophanic" a word? Should be.)

You know the signals I'm referring to. "Can't...eat...another...bite....Somebody...please...stop...me." If you eat too fast, you don't realize you're stuffed like the proverbial Thanksgiving turkey until it's WAY TOO LATE.

So maybe I'll try eating less for the first part of the month next year, being that early December is done and gone. I'm just going to have to be careful this Christmas. It's tough for many people, especially those who have to do double and sometimes triple duty. Between early dinner with my soulmate Tonya's family and then a later(but not later enough) dinner with my family, I know it's gonna be another belly-burster.

And in the end, it probably won't matter how much(or how little) I eat. I don't accept compliments well, so if someone says to me, "Have you lost weight?", in my mind they're just retroactively calling me a Butterball.