You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
We’re now six months into 2011. Even if your new year’s resolution was to lose weight, a barbeque with traditional foods is the order of the day. Whatever you do, don’t look at it as falling off the wagon. Setting goals is great, but be sure they’re realistic and you’re the one in charge. Enjoy the food, fun and fireworks – you can kick-start your diet tomorrow!