And The Calories Just Keep On Comin’

I like working here in “Connecticut’s Newsroom.” It’s a busy place. Since we’re a TV station, website and the Hartford Courant it’s by far the largest newsroom in the state! A newsroom like this is steeped in tradition.

I got this via email yesterday. It’s a newsroom tradition!

Just a reminder…..

Tomorrow (Wed.) is our annual newsroom holiday party.

Please bring a potluck dessert to share.

See attached flyer.

Happy holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I forwarded a copy of that note to Helaine who sent me in with banana cake enveloped in cream cheese frosting. Somewhere nearby a cardiologist is crying!

In case you’re wondering my place of business is just like yours. Throw out some food and they’re all vultures!

It was just a little crazy with cakes and cookies and pies. It was too much even for an overeater like me! There are delights I’d love to sample if only they’ll keep until tomorrow.

Fat chance!

Eat-a-thons like ours today are the grist of holiday news stories like this one from the New York Times.

[S]everal studies now show that the average weight gain during the winter holidays is just one pound.

The news isn’t all good. Most people don’t ever lose the pound of weight they put on during the holidays, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Since the average weight gain during adulthood is about one to two pounds a year, that means much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating.

I am living proof. Too many Christmases. Too many pounds.

5 Responses to “And The Calories Just Keep On Comin’”

  1. Lou Lange says:

    I think you can be forgiven for occasional indulgence during the holidays. Enjoy them! Looks like quite the spread!

  2. I admire your photography, seriously.

  3. Heather says:

    Where I work we ask for people to bring actual food for our holiday gatherings and it STILL turns into dessert-fest :)

  4. Heather says:

    PS is the yogurt someone’s idea of being healthy? haha

  5. bob says:

    I think you’re definately in a happy place. I remember when I was working (now retired) I was in a nappy work place too. All you had to do was say we’re going to have a party at work and people would bring all types of goodies. Food brings people together.

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