Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Hangover of Excess

It’s a good thing the period between Thanksgiving and New Years isn’t a day longer. For many of us…the holiday period is a time of total indulgence. A time when we throw caution to the wind with our credit card…and cookies, fudge and eggnog to our thighs.

Indulgences of excessive eating and excessive spending have the effect of leaving us with a holiday hangover. No wonder they’re both so much fun.


After two weeks of living La Vida Loca, we’re stuck with high credit card balances and extra lbs.....

We’ve enjoyed a crazy frenzy of hand-over-fist excess.
We’ve stretched our limits.
We’ve extended our capacity.
We’ve lived like there was no tomorrow.

And now it’s time to pay the piper for our indulgences.....
We have to trim back.
We must exercise deprivation.
We need to be lean and mean.

But, because we’ve been used to binging and excess.....
We have low interest…in cutting back.
We are only totally satisfied with instant approval and reward points.

We should be given extra credit because we are smart enough to know that when there is no pain there is no gain. We would be willing to come to terms with our excesses and renew our current interest in cutting back should we be offered the right incentive.

A new toaster could sweeten the deal…bread is so much better when it is toasted.