I’d like to thank M.J. Fifield for letting me stop by to promote my Christmas novella Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family.
This is the time of year that makes countless New Year’s resolutions regarding weight loss necessary. We get together with family or friends and eat until we can barely move. Those of us who get to engage in such traditions are pretty fortunate, because not everyone is that lucky.
What do you do, however, if you’re so fortunate that you have more than one house to go to in a day, and therefore more than one large meal to consume? I’ve been in this position before (though I try to avoid it when possible), and here are some tips to surviving it without exploding.
#1-Cut all your portions in half. Yes, the food will tempt you, but you may need to practice self-restraint.
#2-Skip heavy drinks like eggnog. Drinks that thick take up precious space in your stomach that you’ll need to cram food into.
#3-Skip dessert. I know, the pie will be calling to you, but it may be a necessary sacrifice.
#4-Conversely, if you can’t bear to skip dessert, you could try showing up to one house just in time for dessert. That way you won’t have to stuff yourself full of other things first.
#5-Ask to have food to take home instead. Some people may understand your predicament and take pity on you.
In the end, you may still have far too much to eat. You may need to make sure someone has a wheelbarrow available so they can wheel you out to your car.
Now I hope you’ll enjoy this snippet from Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family.
“Because, as much as you try to play at being a brooding teenager, you’re nowhere near as good at making people miserable as your grandmother is,” my father growled.
Not that it’ll be easy to get any work done this holiday season. Her family is staying at the house for Christmas, and fights break out almost immediately. Dani also has to deal with the fallout from an unexpected kiss with her best friend Seth and the feelings that go along with it. On edge around her family and unsure how to interact with the one person she’s trusted with everything in the past, she can only take what inspiration she can from the crazy circumstances surrounding her and see what happens.
One way or another, it should be an interesting holiday.
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