‘Tis the season to be jolly …and fat. The Christmas season and the New Years celebrations are normally a time for joy, food and drinks, and a variety of festivities. It’s all great fun and it’s also a time when we can justify letting our guard down to do some “over-indulging.” That’s what we do at this time of the year. We have no choice. It’s in our DNA. And it’s not just at Christmas.
Gayle and I like to take cruises. We actually took a cruise at Christmas once. Here again, unless you have the will power of Mahatma Gandhi you are going to eat yourself silly on a cruise. Let’s face it. That’s what you are forced to do as a captive on a ship at sea. Statistics indicate that a person on a cruise ship will average an increase of one pound for every day of the cruise.
If you took a picture of a cruise ship leaving port for
Europe and another photo of the same ship returning after a two week cruise, the ship’s displacement would increase and you would notice it riding lower in the water. After all…the increase in the tonnage of chubby passengers could sink the sucker if it stayed at sea much longer. That’s why ships disappear in the “Devil’s Triangle.”