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Did you gain weight this holiday season and if so how much?
Yes, but no more than 5 pounds.
 
Yes. More than 5 pounds.
 
Yeah, but who cares. I'll lose it when I'm ready.
 
I think so but I refuse to step on a scale.
 
Nope. I was living large but stayed in charge.
 
I actually lost weight!
 
None of your business!
 

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by Brenda Bell
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