I have a pre-Thanksgiving ritual. It's called Stomach Stretching Tuesday . Every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I gorge myself. I eat a lot to stretch the lining of my stomach. You see, that full feeling you get on Thanksgiving day, that bloated feeling that can only be described as walrus-like, is completely preventable using these easy steps. Most of you tend to eat light for a few days before Thanksgiving. You want to eat a lot on the Holy Turkey Day , so you try to pinch calories for several days before. The problem is that your stomach lining will actually shrink after about 48 hours. The acid in your stomach is reduced. If you don't exercise those so called "stomach muscles" as Fat Uncle Pete calls them, they go flabby. Then, midway through helping #2, the pain begins. That's when you start talking about how you could have eaten four plates full when you were in your twenties. By the end of your second plate, you're forced to collapse
SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.