Wednesday, December 13, 2006
WFMW (12 lbs 'til Christmas)
It's time to post yet another WFMW tip.

Everyone knows that the holiday season is not the right time to be trying to loose weight. Just to make you're not tempted to diet, you might consider doing a 12 lbs 'til Christmas goodie sharing at work.

This idea was introduced to me by some of the ladies that I work with. We're doing this at my company right now and it's been fabulous! Everyone seems to be willing to take their turn at bringing in goodies and we all love having something yummy to look forward to each moring!

12 lbs 'til Christmas!

  1. Make a daily sign-up sheet that covers two weeks (more or less days are fine) until Christmas. The sign-up sheet should have dates listed, as well as sections for names & items being brought. If you want a sample copy, leave me your email address and I'll email you one.
  2. Send out an email to all your co-workers asking for particaption. Here's what you might say in the email:

Please join us in our 12 lbs 'til Christmas goodie sharing efforts. For the next two weeks, leading up to Christmas, we're asking two people per day to sign up to bring goodies for everyone in the office. You can bring cakes, cookies, breads, or any other baked goods that you like. These goodies can be homemade or purchased.

Sign up sheets can be found taped to the door at the main entrance.

Be sure to stop by the breakroom each morning to see what scrumptous goodies are waiting to tantalize your taste buds! First come, first serve!

Here at my office, we've talked about extending this after Christmas, but dropping it down from a daily offering to just doing it on Fridays. No dieting for our group! :)

If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

My past WFMW entries:

Toddler Healthy Eating Techniques
Reindeer Puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch


6:30 AM

At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea.


At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, I was confused for a minute! sounds like a good idea, who dosn't love cookies!

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like great fun! I'll be back to check out more of your W4MW posts when I have more time!

At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was hoping for a tip on how to lose 12 lbs by Christmas- or not gain 12 lbs by christmas... Cookies? Not a problem here. My office is my home- and my home is a bakery!

At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I thought this was about losing lbs too! Great idea though.

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Love it! Yesterday we had our church Women's Christmas party and I didn't eat a thing all day so I could just enjoy the meal. It worked fine but really, not having breakfast is NOT healthy.

This is a great idea!

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting idea!

Out of curiousity, do you get a lot of extra traffic by leaving links to your blog in comments on lots of other blogs? Just wondering if it would be worth my time to cut and paste... :o)

At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I, too, thought this post was for losing 12 lbs by Christmas and I thought that seemed a bit unrealistic : ) !!

What a fun way to share treats!

Thanks for stopping by my site. I will have to peruse your site a little later when the kids are sleeping.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

what a neat idea and a great idea to taste some goodies without doing all the baking yourself :)

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm sounds like a yummy idea!!!
And a great way to try some new tasty things!

At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golly, if I worked at your office, I'd be in real trouble. I have virtually no will power. None. If a bag of Oreos were to ever grace my kitchen, I'd hoover a column in about 5 minutes flat. With a glass of WHOLE FAT milk as a chaser.

Thanks for dropping by by site! Have a great rest of the week!

At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds so fun and gives you a little more motivation to head into work!

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reading your blog today and wanted to know if you would also email me your document on toddler eating. I have a 14 month old. Thanks so much.

roseanne dot rodriguez at gmail dot com

thanks so much, Rosie


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