I have something I need to say loud and clear to Fat Tuesday, if it's listening:
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'LL BE FAT WITH YOU.
Look, it's nothing personal. I've just made this deal with myself. And I know that next year at this time, I just can't be the person I am now. It's about transformation, don't you see? This go around, with each pound lost, I feel transformed. Not just thinner or healthier but completely different. So I just don't see myself being fat on Fat Tuesday ever again.
I'll admire you from afar with your King Cake and Beignets and all sorts of wonderful yummies. But I will not, cannot, ever go back.
Sorry, Fat Tuesday. Looks like you better take a good look at me today, because I just ain't going to be this way when you stop back around again.