Well, it's begun. Halloween, you know, ushers in the "fat season".
Cliff and I live in the country, and we haven't had any trick-or-treaters for years. But we always buy a bag or two of candy, "just in case".
Of course, you know who eats the candy, and that gets us started. Oh yeah.
Less than a month later comes our country's national eating marathon, Thanksgiving. We have Thanksgiving dinners at work, at Church, at school, and with both sides of the family. Oh yeah.
In the thirty days following that, we drag out all our recipes for Christmas candies and cookies, and consume mountains of sugar and starches. And let's not even think about the eggnog. Oh yeah.
No wonder, on New Year's Day, all the stores feature diet products in their ads. No wonder half the nation makes resolutions to lose weight. After all, we only have ten months before the madness starts again.