I go on the scale today for the first time in a while and Wham! 5 lbs have gleefully attached themselves to my hips for the Holidays.  Turns out that for a lot of us the last two months of every calendar year inevitably involves eating too much and spending a lot of money so I am not alone. However, I was surprised to read in  Consumer Reports, 34% of us dread putting on weight and 31% of us are afraid of going in debt.  Given my options I'll take a few lbs over  spending too much.  You?