The Original Study appeared on Sunday, December 5, 2010
This is the new and improved Version
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ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
‘America’s Premier Eventologist & EAT-Ventologist ®’
On The Treacherous Food Weekends of 2010
Chicago, Illinois USA
DateLine: Sunday, December 5, 2010
Ending Weekend #2:
THEORY: It’s the Close of the First Decade in the New Millennium. Are we (as an intelligent and resourceful Species) going to let ourselves go ‘to waist?’
As the V8 Facebook Team had said earlier: Keeping your health goals during the holiday season can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be!
The following is a Study I did this AM (December 5 when this Page was first penned) that made me think of ‘The Times’ when we eat just to be ‘Part of the Party.’ As a Social Species, of course, there are so many delicious Treats + Goodies to eat this Time of Year as we gather with Friends & Family. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to resist any of them and 1 of the deadly Sins of Gluttony sets in. However, if you keep the following Timely Rundown in mind, it may keep you out of the Egg-Nog Punch Bowl and reaching for a Glass of V8 instead.
The Treacherous Food Weekends consist of 20 precarious Days, where an extra 20 Pound gain can happen within what seems like ‘the blink of an eye.’ Just a few extra Swallows are bound to do this ‘dirty’ treacherous Trick while under the Guise of Partying and Socializing. It must be stated that there is nothing wrong with this Action, but keep in mind what may happen if you EXCESS-orize® yourself, which is my Terminology that means: Going beyond Excess in whatever ‘avenue’ (Food – Drugs – Shopping, etc.) you pursue.
This Schedule falls as:
November 25-28, 2010
Thanksgiving. ‘Turkey Galore + More with the Fixings’ Weekend
December 3-5, 2010
3 Days – Chanukah Weekend for 2010
December 10-12 – 3 Days
December 17-19 – 3 Days
3 Days – Christmas Weekend for 2010 with Kwanzaa beginning on December 26, 2010 through January 1, 2011
December 30 – January 2, 2011
4 Days – New Year’s Eve Weekend
I thought of this Forecast earlier today, Sunday December 5TH as I msyelf was preparing to go to a Party. It made me think of the 6 Weeks of Stress and additional Poundage that Americans senselessly put themselves through year after year after year. Of course, this Calendrical Deduction never deals with those Societies and Peoples who are physically starving; who are famished in Third and/or Fourth World Nations where lack of any (not even to say: the proper Foods) is prevalent and involves an entirely different Story than the one I am portraying here.
The Math is rather easy to compute. There exists 6 extended Weekends (from late November through December) filled with Temptation, Calories and PO: Pigging Out. Parties become the main Focus on all Weekends in December starting with the official Kick-Off Celebration of Thanksgiving, falling on the last Thursday of November. This means there are 39 Days from November 25 to January 2, of which nearly ½ that Time Slot is Weekend Time. Although much of that period is spent shopping if this is the case, at least, a Bit of Exercise is being utilized. This Period finds many of us letting our Inhibitions down. Then, after January 2ND as the New Year kicks-in, we begin questioning why we were so lax and complacent. We feel badly and guilty, two Traits that go hand-in-hand when those hands are not reaching for another hor-derv or helping.
Then, again on Monday (in this particular case: January 3, 2011) conscientious Eating resumes, revolving around Resolutions, of which most are kept for a few Weeks and then former Habits again rear their ugly head (and bellies, if I may so add).
20 Precarious Days, where you can gain 20 Pounds. That is a distinct Possibility as each Year winds down, as history has proven time and time again. A Gain. All that needs to be done is to nibble ‘n nosh here and nibble ‘n nosh there. Grab a few Hands of something that is sugary, sticky, gooey and calorie-filled and voilà if you don’t work-off these added Calories, then, they are bound to be staying with you, packing the Pounds (on) indiscriminately.
After all, there are many of us who cannot resist a Cookie, or 2 or a Row, or the entire Plate-ful. As of this Moment, We are only in #2 of 6 Treacherous Weekend, Folks. As Anti-Drinking Campaigns would tout:
THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK,
do not be swayed by a delicious and tempting Dish. Thinking ahead for next Year: The Dates may change. Let’s hope the Attitudes towards Over-Consumption do, too. Think of your Health and its Maintenance first. On January 2ND, you’ll be ahead of the Game and happily so.
After all, you are an intelligent and resourceful Species, aren’t you?
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
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Chicago, IL USA
Posted: Sunday, 12-5-2010 – 2:21 PM CST
Rewritten & Reposted:
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – 2:40 PM CST