By Jim Lamb
No candy. No cookies. No cake. No bites, bits, or crumbs. None. First Christmas in a long time. (Maybe ever.) What’d ya think of that, Santa? Does that put me on the nice list? I think so. I think so.
When my wife Jo-Lynn and I recently told our doctor that we planned to start a diet (a health program, really) right before the holidays, she was a bit suspect. But we figured, “Why add another five pounds to the weight we already had to lose?” Right? Right.
As of today, Day 8 on the OPTAVIA program, my lovely wife has dropped 8.2 pounds. Me? Down by 5.
Like they say in the Marines, “Ooh-rah!”
Back in 1959, Brenda Lee sang a popular little ditty called “Sweet Nothin's."
Went like this:
“My baby whispers in my ear.
(Mmmm sweet nothin's.)
He knows the things I like to hear.
(Mmmm sweet nothin's.)”
Thanks to OPTAVIA, it looks like my wife and I will be whispering lots of “Sweet Nothin's” in the days and weeks ahead—and I don’t mean candy, cookies, or cake. No way. No how. Instead we’re tasting sweet victory—and, my o’ my, it’s hmmmm-hmmmm good. You should try it . . .
Until next time, take care, and God bless.