It is that time of the year when squeezing into my “good” clothes becomes a guilty reminder of the lack of commitment I had to eating right and exercise during the past year.  But not so mortifying as the plight of poor Queen Liliukalani, Hawaii’s last imperial highness and a major historical figure, while visiting a hotel in St. Louis back in 1904.  After a long season of feasting, we join in solidarity with the beautiful but robust monarch.  Let her story be a reminder to us all about the importance of eating well, and staying home during the holidays….

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While the Queen’s problems may have been worse than mine, nonetheless there is no excuse for not treating this poor body of mine with the respect it deserves.

I will once again commit to living a healthy lifestyle…after the holidays…