‘Twas ten days ’til Christmas and all through my office
Were chocolates and cookies and goodies among us
I sit at my desk meal planning and gym scheduling
Only to be showered with gifts and kind gesturing
Gift givers skipping and smiling as they leave
Feeling joyful and triumphant about their good deeds
My grin turns to grimace as the door slowly closes
Knowing the willpower to come will come in large doses
How many calories in two chocolate truffles?
Do I have to count the candy cane and cookie crumbles?
I’ll have to leave work early and wake up before eight
And then run as fast as I can for about three days straight
Maybe if I Christmas shop for an entire day
I’ll burn off that one piece of fudge I’ve been saving for Friday
Then I’ll diet all weekend to prepare for the new week
Because Monday will for sure bring a new treat