Happy New Year 2017

Unsure when I can get online again so…

‘Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste
All the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt–
I said to myself, as I only can
“You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
‘Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won’t have a cookie, not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore—
But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!


happy new year to u Dreamscape…!!!

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May this new year bring the strength to accept the illness… !!!

I’m not accepting the illness - I’m in recovery it’s going and almost gone!! Therapy helps!!!


Soon trying…!!! hey dream how’s ur negative symptoms…!!I is it under control…!!

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Most nailed them. A bit distant (which is mostly grief related) but no longer withdrawn

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Good to know them…!! I am still battling…!!!

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happy happy new year to all of us here.

the poem is really cute dreamscape. did you write it?

i am dreaming of a new year with :slight_smile:

more friends

more dieting

more comfortable at work and home

how about you?


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No I hadn’t wrote it stolen off the net.

My new years day prayer for one and all…

Dear Lord

So far this year I’ve done well.

I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help.


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Happy new year!!!

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