However, when you step over the threshold into the lair of your MIL, Candy Land here you come! There are cookies and cakes on every table, pudding in the fridge, ice cream in the freezer. And around every twist and turn your MIL will sweetly siren, “Have some Colachi!” or, “You just have to try this cheesecake!” SIGH! And you do … after all, when in Rome! Don’t beat yourself up; just throw a set of five-pound weights in the car, do a small amount of resistance training in the morning before Mom gets up, and offer to take her dog for a lot of walks during the day to help burn off those extra calories you’ve accumulated. No worries—just get back on track as soon as you return home!
"Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them." — N'tima Preusser