8 Reasons Why It’s Good To Be Fat For The Holidays

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The holidays are upon us and I’m way off my dream of being 30 pounds lighter and living a healthy lifestyle.  I’ve decided to temporarily embrace my weaknesses during this time and resolve to start anew on January 1st.

8 Reasons Why It’s Good To Be Fat For The Holidays –

1. You don’t have to turn down any desserts.

2. You can eat a lot more food before you get full.

3. You don’t have to unbutton your pants after eating because you’re already wearing elastic waist pants.

4. You can eat all the treats your husband brings home from the gifts he gets at his office, and not worry about gaining weight.

5.  The extra insulation keeps you warm when you go out looking at Christmas lights.

6. You’ll fit better into your Mrs. Claus costume.

7. The rolls and rolls on your stomach gives you something to play with when you’re waiting in line at the stores.

8. You don’t have to insult anyone by not tasting all of their baking and cooking efforts.

I wrote this post in the hope that you will find humor in your setbacks when trying to move forward on your dreams — especially during the holidays.

Every now and then you just have to eat some holiday treats.

Then start your dream work again.


Kim accomplished her dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010.

  • You don’t really think this do you? It sounds like you are giving up before you even started. How does this help me achieve my dream if you are supposed to be inspiring? Come on let’s see some dreams. Remember to drink lots of water dream girl.


  • Kim

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday. Don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift from home for the White Elephant Game!!

  • Cannot wait for the party (and the treats!) Kim! :-) Being the next Erma Bombeck is a great new goal too… Thanks for keeping humor and levity on this site – a good reminder that it’s always important to laugh. :-)

  • Kim

    That’s my new dream! Try to be funny like Erma Bombeck. It might take years…

  • Denise

    You’re so funny, the Erma Bombeck of our generation!

  • Remy G

    eek a little too close to home. I am so looking forward to the party on Friday! Thanks for offering to host it….and I’m totally bringing ‘fat’ food. :)

  • Veronica

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. My favorite is number 3. I will take your suggestions and have a fabulous December. Does the Goodwill sell elastic pants?
    Keep Smiling

  • catherine

    Yes but what about the heartburn and other not so pleasant side effects from eating the holiday fare?

    I guess it could be a way to be left alone when you want to be left alone …

    Gee and I agreed to bring pot stickers …