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THE BLACK FRIDAY THAT ATE THANKSGIVING!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Well, I guess it could be made into one of those holiday movie blockbusters!  Excuse me, but did anybody see Thanksgiving?  Oh, no!  The holiday that was created for giving THANKS has been eaten alive by consumers too busy to think about yesterday's holiday.  Instead, many of them were already at the mall, charging up stuff they'll still be paying for next year.  Oh, my!

Lots of retail employees had to cut their Thanksgiving holiday short.

 

That's right, lots of retail employees had to cut their Thanksgiving holiday short.  They had to get to work at Walmart or Belk or Macy's to open up the store for shoppers eager to buy those early-bird Christmas bargains.  Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in America, used to begin at 6:00 this morning, (at the earliest).  But every year, it seems to gobble up more and more of the Thanksgiving holiday itself.  A 6AM store-opening this morning?  Are you kidding?  A lot of stores opened at 6PM yesterday evening.  I'll bet some of those shoppers were still chewing turkey when they walked into the mall!  LOL.

You know the whole point behind Black Friday, don't you?  I'll remind you.  These last few weeks of the year, beginning today and continuing through Christmas is the time of year when many retailers push their profit/loss margins from "in the red" to "in the black."  Hence the name Black Friday.  Today has become like a "holiday" of its very own!  Shoppers will be wrestling each other for those discounted big screen TVs, the watches, the designer purses and the iPhones put on sale at incredible savings, all to lure you in.  And of course, to get the store's profits up.  Okay, nothing wrong with that.  But I'm just afraid, in the process, we may be losing the true and special meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Well, be that as it may, nothing I can say is going to change this new holiday shopping tradition.  So I'm not even going to try.
 
When it comes to your weight-loss goals for 2014, are you going to end up in the black or in the red?
 
 
BUT...as we prepare to enter the last month of the year, let me ask you an important question.  When it comes to your weight-loss goals for 2014, are you going to end up in the black or in the red?  Think before you answer that one because it's kind of a trick question.  Okay, if your goal for this year has been to lose weight, I hope that you're ending up in the red.  What?  I know, I said that the retailers want their profits going UP this time of year, they want to be in the black.  But with your weight, I want your numbers tally for the year to end being DOWN, yes...IN THE RED!  That's right, I'm hoping you already have a LOSS to talk about on this Black Friday!
 
So, how are you doing, huh?  Are your numbers UP, in the black?  Or DOWN, in the red?  I hope it's the latter.  If they're not, you've got 33 days until the end of this year to get your profits, uh, I mean your numbers, on the scale headed in the right direction...DOWN!
 
If you're tackling the malls today, have a healthy breakfast or lunch before you go shopping.
 
 
If you're tackling the malls today, have a healthy breakfast or lunch before you go shopping.  I don't want all of the aromas coming from those food courts, cookie shops and any of those restaurants tempting you.  Hey, didn't you get enough yesterday?  LOL.  (I did!)  Keep a bottle of water in your purse while you're shopping today.  And let it be your reminder, every time you take a sip, that you're not going to give in to the many food temptations you'll be facing while you're out looking for those big bargains.
 
Yep.  Black Friday has just about eaten up Thanksgiving.  But I don't want you eating your way through the malls today.  Because, I'm telling you, it's not gonna be the best way to put your weight-loss efforts for all of 2014...IN THE RED!
 
HAPPY SHOPPING!
 
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