A Christmas Carol – If Scrooge Can Why Not You?

So what has a tale written in 1843 by a really famous author (Charles Dickens) got to do with anything?

This tale’s (if you don’t know) moral is all about giving and being kind to one another, which is what is certainly needed more of in the world today.

It also reminds me of something else… like Scrooge it’s very easy to get stuck in habits of behavior and eating patterns, especially negative ones because of past experiences, you never got the memo or simply jumping on the bandwagon because everyone around you is doing the same things daily.

The thing is when you are doing these things such as: mindless eating and sedentary activities which include: sitting on the sofa watching reality tv or news daily, for long periods in the holiday seasons especially the big one (Christmas).

Everything blows way out of proportion…things start to expand for the worse like greed & fearfulness of taking action for example, which is all negative and keeps you where you are at… not to mention bad for your health.

So really this is about breaking the cycle and burning it to ash!  Sometimes we need a wake-up call in life… gaining unwanted weight is not inevitable over Christmas or any other day for that matter.

It does not have to be the same for you again this year, when are you going to say “enough, it’s time for change?”   When will you drop your pride and ego and say I don’t know it all and I need some help here please?  It’s as easy as… (Click Here)  When will you stop saying “Bah humbug” and rolling your eyes to taking your health seriously?

I for one am not waiting for Christmas eve to let you see the messages from the four ghosts of Christmas, In fact here they are below.


The First Night:

The Ghost Of Smartness- During the Christmas holiday season, unhealthy nibbles such as chocolates & cookies are available for you take at your pleasure.

As you may know but might have ignored, the easier the access to the nibbles, the more you will be prone to indulge.

I must warn you as the ghost of smartness to use your smarts, if you are reading this you most likely have goals and ambitions to lose weight, right?

Yet these nibbles are countering your every move, it’s time you became the master of the food and not the other way around… GET RID

I am a smart ghost and have foreseen that your own house is one thing, but going to another’s let’s say family or friends for a Christmas party… then what?

Well you can overcome these situations by becoming more mindful of not just snacking, but what you are snacking. Just because there’s food on offer does not mean you’re that hungry or need to eat that particular thing. If you feel weak and you’re just not quite there with the whole temptation thing then you are better off avoiding it altogether.

Then saying that, why can’t you snack on real food such as fruits, nuts and vegetables?  These foods don’t contain added sugar or unhealthy fats… both of which lead to the weight gain you so desperately do not want. I’ll leave you in peace to think things through.


The Second Night:

The Ghost Of Christmas Past- When I was once alive I saw many people telling me what they “want to do” and now as a ghost I see even more of it.

If your actions are the same as they have been in the past what will happen?

Yes, I understand that doing something different may have not been the original plan, or something you have not had time to really process yet. Let me tell you though when you decided to not just talk about what you want, and actually do the work, that’s when your Christmases will be different and the rest of your life too.  Do not die a fool repeating the same mistakes over and over again. I see many ghosts who are haunting people who are in a zombie like state  because they are deep in regret about their own mistakes, but also they want to see you do what they never did… Succeed at this!

I must warn you not to spend too much time in the past or you may end up too comfy here, but whilst you are here though… (Click Here)


The Third Night:

The Ghost Of Present Activity- What are you doing right now to change your fortunes? for I am the ghost of present action, and I care little about what you did yesterday.

Why? Because as far as I’m concerned it does not exist! The most important time is right now.

Whilst you’re weighing up your options for the future and thinking about many yesterdays… the present which is you right now, is rotting.

First inside then your outer layer for all to see. I hear many screams at night saying you look worse than me. I died in 1912 my friend.

My advice to you is to put all your focus on what matters, like all the challenges of today to get things moving right now.

Inactivity contributes to weight gain, period.

Doing some type of physical activity this Christmas holiday and for the rest of your life, will prove beneficial for avoiding weight gain.


“I DON’T WANT TO DO IT ALONE” you scream. Then do it with your family or friends  “ DO WHAT?” you scream? Go for a simple walk

With your family, this will allow you to bond with your loved ones whilst getting your mind off the life stresses that sent me to my early grave.


“IT’S SO COLD THOUGH” you scream. There are no excuses if you want to stay indoors then go to You Tube, there a plenty of fitness videos for literally anything you want to do.

I must warn you, excuses will not wash with me, take action now not later, not tomorrow and not next…….. those days never come.


The Last Night:

The Ghost that is yet to come – Stay how you are, however you are, whoever you are… you will die, first mentally then physically. You must be willing to grow daily for any lasting changes to be made, for any blessings that is yet to come your way.

You must also stay persistent as this journey is a long one, who ever told you it would be easy lied to you… but it can become easier, if only you grow and learn what you do not yet know.

For you can be at a healthy weight, you can be eating a lot better, you can find happiness inside of yourself, you can be able to finally  look in the mirror and say “ I love myself”.  You can fulfill anything your heart most desires… providing you do the work and keep expanding in all the right ways such as gratitude and love which will get you a lot further in your goals and life… than greed and fearfulness and besides gratitude and love is good for your health.


So Why Not You? – As clueless and as mean as Scrooge was to everybody around him he changed, for the better. Remember when we hear about Scrooge and how he was we laugh at him and wonder why he’s so mean, why does he have no clue?? In our judgments we forget that we can be like Scrooge for other things in our lives.

Once you are aware, you too can change just like Scrooge did and hopefully like him, you will see a brand new side to yourself… and you’ll  jaw drop  to see the much improved person you have become and keep becoming the more you learn and develop as a man or woman.



That’s It!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What do you make of all this?

Which of the four ghost impacted you the most ?

What will you do this Christmas to make sure you do not gain unwanted weight?

What is stopping you from taking action right now?

How are you celebrating Christmas this year?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

Have A Very Merry Christmas  

We Look Up 大

Karim David  

-The Healthy One

201 Responses to “A Christmas Carol – If Scrooge Can Why Not You?”

  1. Martin Kratochvíl says:

    Wonderful piece Karim.

  2. Qian Chen says:

    Very truthful and wise 🙂

  3. Denis Jeřábek says:

    Powerful message read and received, keep up the good work!

  4. Paul Villadsen says:

    I am trying to get back into the healthy eating routine that had me lose a little bit of weight. I’m finally ready to commit to you and give it all I have.

    • 1didieci says:

      That’s what I like to hear Paul! I’ve seen you’ve taken massive action already since, and joined my coaching program.

      Congratulations. Really tis the season to be jolly and change your life forever We Look Up 大

  5. June Terrell says:

    I struggle to maintain a suitable diet. I lose a couple of pounds and then put it straight back on again.
    I need help please.

  6. Sean Grant says:

    I’ve got to wait to have my hip replaced, but when I’m back I’ll be joining your coaching 🙂

  7. Louise Hawkins says:

    I’ve been here since the start of the year but been too afraid to comment. Over the year
    you have given me a new found confidence that has changed my life, now I really believe I can
    lose the weight now with your help. Thank you for giving me the confidence to take action.

    • 1didieci says:

      Wow I’m really pleased for you Louise. It makes me 🙂 that you’ve finally got that confidence in you now, keep commenting showing love/speak to anyone here we are all fam… and your confidence will continue to grow. Love and blessings to you Louise We Look Up 大

  8. Braeden Murray says:

    I put my hands up I have no defense. I’ve not been giving it my all, but now I’m joining you because you make me believe I can do anything.

    • 1didieci says:

      It’s good you are brave enough to own it. Wow that’s very motivating to hear from you Braeden, welcome on board as I can see you’ve actually followed through with it and joined 🙂

  9. Jay Koshy says:

    I love this. I’m unsure on which ghost Impacted me the most it’s really tight.

    I’m making sure I eat healthy this year, and I’m switching from chocolate to trail nuts when I’m feeling hungry.

    • 1didieci says:

      Adjustments Jay I like it, let me know how you are getting on from now on with this… contact the team as you normal do 🙂

  10. Paulin Fouché says:

    I was in a very negative mind set before reading this, but your comparisons to Scrooge really got me to think.. I change and it’s not impossible.

    Thank you for making me see that I was being negative for so so long.

  11. Chandra Meka says:

    The ghost that is yet to come gave me chills 🙂

  12. Amma Bose says:

    Lol this is very cool Karim 🙂

  13. Rashan Vincent says:

    The Ghost Of Present Activity did it for me! Getting my head out from the sand and taking action right now.

  14. Tilly Macdonald says:

    The ghost of smartness I didn’t like what she had to say 😉 but I know it’s for the best.

  15. Ennis Hughes says:

    Love love love this so much 🙂

  16. Shannel Joy says:

    Fantastic post I’ve come away with a new perspective.

  17. Iau Gethin says:

    Well said I liked the second night part, all about not making the same mistakes again.

  18. Tyneice Vanburgh says:

    This was a scary but thoughtful post, keep up the good work.

  19. Ariella Wiggins says:

    Giving myself an early Christmas present and signing up! I’ve been saving up since you first opened 🙂

    • 1didieci says:

      That’s commitment Ariella! This is going to the best gift you invest in… I look forward to seeing you real soon We Look Up 大

  20. Marwan Boutros says:

    Very good work.

  21. Ossama Ba says:

    I feel what you’re saying here, there are no excuses that I have. I’ll use the tips I’ve learned over the course of the year from you, and the ghost of present activity really fired me up.

  22. Carim Hinojosa says:

    The Ghost of smartness is the best one! It makes no sense for me to have boxes of chocolates and sodas that I’m trying to avoid anyway.

    I was going to buy lots this year, but on reflection there are plenty of healthy options 🙂

  23. Yan Qiang says:

    I’m going to my cousins restaurant this Christmas for dinner 🙂

  24. Sabina Bies says:

    This is great I love it.

  25. Vidone Lando says:

    I’m making sure I know what I eat over Christmas because I journal everyday like you told me to 🙂

  26. Chun Peng says:

    I feel like fear is holding me back from losing weight not anymore!

  27. Sidell Murdoch says:

    This was a top read friend well done! the first ghost is the best one.

  28. Gabriel Zorita says:

    I’ll be in Australia this Christmas as I’ve finally got a job over there, I’m leaving this week.

  29. Matthias Lauritzen says:

    The ghost that is yet to come is my favorite one of them all. They are all good though, I get where you’re coming from.

  30. Marc Balle says:

    This was really good what inspired you to make this ?

    • 1didieci says:

      I’m glad you thought so…Good question Marc! I think a passion for seeing others grow/ meanness in people/ Christmas thoughts inspired me to make this… I felt it flowed well together 🙂

  31. Rachele Corvi says:

    This was lovely and unique.. I just had to share this XXX

  32. Gi Dalvi says:

    Awesome post here. My main takeaway from this is there’s a lot I don’t know too, so I shouldn’t be judgemental on others.

    I’ve got to take time to work on my health because I’m going to regret it if I don’t.

    Thanks for the motivation.

    • 1didieci says:

      I’m glad you come to this realization on being judgemental of others, and yeah you do not want to live a life like that (in regret) so go get it!

      Not a problem at all Gi I’m very happy this has given you motivation We Look Up 大

  33. Raj Mahabir says:

    This was a great way of getting your point across.

    The Ghost of Christmas past impacted me the most on the second night.

    I’ll still be watching what I eat and working out!

    you’ve taught me even if I don’t go to the gym that is no excuse to not work out.

    I’ll be celebrating Christmas with all my family over at my house.

  34. Kaleb Wolfensohn says:

    I’ll be feeding the homeless on Christmas morning, then back to the family bearing gifts.

  35. Archie Patel says:

    The Ghost Of Present Activity I switched off my PS4 when I read this LOL.

  36. Oliviera Zingale says:

    I was worried about judgment from my family as since I’ve come here I’ve got a real bug for my own health.

    Now I’m not afraid of them, looking after myself has become my top agenda, my biggest goal!

    Thank you for opening up your services It’s really changed me for the better.

    • 1didieci says:

      It’s for people like you Oliviera I do this for. You’ve been as good as gold, and I love working with you…Like I told you before I see the fire in your eyes and you really want this, and your getting it! you’ve done so well. Now of course we are adjusting your goal Haha, thank you for being a joy to work with… We Look Up 大

  37. Wanja Specht says:


  38. Leni Gerstaecker says:

    This article took me by surprise I felt very moved by it 🙂

  39. Jessie Marquez says:

    I’ve more or less decided that the best way to deal with the festive season is to workout in the mornings, then when I get back take several good books and start the process of reading them whilst eating fruit, I’ll just not think about what others are eating!

  40. Sean Harris says:

    probably stay in bed as long as possible this year.

  41. Brook Edwards says:

    Im off to see my mum in Spain.

  42. Dylan Gibson says:

    Hahaha this was very good I liked how you got the ghost’s in

  43. Vincent Robillard says:

    christmas, i can’t believe that it’s crept up on me so quickly. We will be having a traditional christmas as usual.

  44. Jafar Ahluwalia says:

    The last night ghost made me cry deeply! I’m serious thank you so much for doing this to me.

  45. Henry Reid says:

    fantastically put good job!

  46. Shiys Bzhemuhovy says:

    This is so influential to me. I consider myself in decent shape, but now I’m rethinking.

  47. Richard Paquin says:

    The Ghost Of Smartness really got into my head mdr.

  48. José Marchal says:

    For Christmas I’ll be with my family eating healthy food only.

  49. Lin Hou says:

    Very thoughtful of you to make this 🙂

  50. Sagong Shin says:

    This is fantastic I love the site.

  51. Qing Zhan says:

    I support you all the way with this good job.

  52. Nik Michaelsen says:

    My favorite is The Ghost Of Present Activity 😉 I loved the whole idea of this, congrats.

  53. Johann Steinmannsson says:


  54. Jody Stanley says:

    This was fun to read 🙂

  55. Jasmin Lauritsen says:

    Love the content here!

  56. Alex Ross says:

    The Ghost that is yet to come was the best one in my opinion.

  57. Blair Cantu says:

    The Christmas past ghost was correct, I spend way too long in the past lol.

  58. Haukur Gunnarsson says:


  59. Jessie Parry says:

    As a Charles Dickens fan I think it’s safe to say he would of loved you using this as an example.

    Well done Karim 🙂

  60. Billie Woodard says:

    I’ll be celebrating this Christmas with my new born son Benjamin. This is top stuff mate.

  61. Jun Ohara says:

    That is some excellent advice!

  62. Marcus Bach says:

    Good work 🙂

  63. Suzana Kozbašić says:

    This is very good.

  64. Aleksandar Vrdoljak says:

    The Ghost Of Christmas Past, the second night was the most insightful to me.

  65. Julien Passereau says:

    Present ghost has most impact to me.

  66. Yugoro Niwa says:

    The Ghost that is yet to come had the most impacted.

  67. Raymond Thibodeaux says:

    This was a very cool article, Present Activity Ghost motivated me the best.

  68. Gaby Gicquel says:

    A very inspiring read Karim, I’ve decided to make health a priority now, thank you.

  69. Asmus Iversen says:

    I loved it. It’s very unique spin on the Christmas carol tale, props.

  70. Willem Dellemte says:

    All ghosts were relevant to me I learned from all of them.

  71. Gerhard Kvist says:

    Respect for doing this fantastic.

  72. Aaron Bradley says:

    I live in Detroit but for Christmas I’m spending it in San fran 🙂

  73. Lucy Hayes says:

    Do you mind if share this on my facebook ?

  74. Thierry Gérard says:

    I like this a lot.

  75. Hu Chin says:

    This has really set me up for Christmas Karim.

    I’ve definitely become more mindful after reading this

    thank you 🙂

  76. Marius Mazet says:

    Scrooge was very much the best example you could of used for this, simply genius.

  77. Imaran Lall says:

    I’ve learned that I’m like Scrooge in many areas of my life, but that’s ok because I believe I can turn it around, I never believed I could until
    I read this.

    Thank you so much for this 🙂

  78. Lennert Luitjes says:

    It just keeps getting better awesome post here.

  79. Xia Chan says:

    Chilling to read indeed!

  80. Alani Whitfield says:

    I honestly believed this was going to be a wind up, how wrong was I ? 🙂

  81. Storm Roka says:

    We can all make that change if we work on it, I agree with that.

  82. Fekete Tamara says:

    This has got me back on track and out of depression, thank you.

  83. Jérémie Droz says:


  84. Carolien Smid says:

    Merry Christmas 🙂

  85. Trina Smith says:

    I like how this was put together, very unexpected 🙂

  86. Wesley Shepherd says:

    Great job this was fun 🙂

  87. Keyon Hill says:

    The Ghost of smartness gave me the most impact.

  88. Surány Ármin says:

    I’m not the first to say this but I love this so much!

  89. Omar Scibilia says:

    Universal message, this was very clever way of seeing it 🙂

  90. Art Reetgers says:

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!damn!he changed

  91. Elle Voorhorst says:

    This reminds me of what is truly important in life, just like the original story.

  92. Saar Nevenzel says:

    It is never to late to change, your right thank you for making this.

  93. Matilde Castronovo says:

    I love it! I’m such a fan of the book and the films.

  94. Mille Jacobsen says:

    Me and my kittens enjoyed your post:)

  95. Simon Chagnon says:

    The Ghost Of Christmas Past is my fav Ghost 🙂

  96. Miguel Moniz says:

    Merry Christmas Karim 🙂

  97. Charlie Ramirez says:

    Nothing is stopping me, I’ve just been lazy.

  98. Miguel Moniz says:

    The 1st night was the best.

  99. Lilian Villumsen says:

    Well said!

  100. Santiago Phillip says:

    I’ve shared this on my twitter page 🙂

  101. Devin Lawson says:

    The last night really brought it home, I had a little cry.

  102. Emanuel Carrico says:

    The Ghost that is yet to come really got me to start taking health seriously.

  103. Alfie Chambers says:

    Lovely message.

  104. Kieran Hunt says:


  105. Kappi Jackson says:

    Great post 🙂

  106. John Gallagher says:

    The Ghost Of Smartness Is my fav one.

  107. Courtney Lloyd says:

    Amazing well said!

  108. Julien Horne says:

    Love this. Ghost Of Christmas Past had the most impact to me.

  109. Spencer Mitchell says:

    The third night was my fav one of all.

  110. Sanjiv Chaturvedi says:

    The best I’ve read this year!

  111. Daisy Watson says:

    This Christmas I’ll stick to eating foods that I know are healthy for me.

  112. Summer Evans says:

    This post was very motivating thank you

  113. Hassan Khan says:

    Which ghost ? number one.. The Ghost Of Smartness 🙂

  114. Verena Wasser says:

    Have a great Christmas Karim 🙂

  115. Pinga Varkey says:

    Lovely post here Karim. The ghost that is yet come was very scary!, I’m spending Christmas with my boyfriend 🙂

  116. Pamela Migliori says:

    IHope you enjoy your Christmas 🙂

  117. Louis Brooks says:

    Very good job

  118. Paige Phillips says:

    This was good.

  119. Dominic Palmer says:

    Nice example 🙂 🙂 🙂

  120. Amy Read says:

    I’ll be spending my Christmas with my dogs and uncle 🙂

  121. Emil Holthusen says:

    Have a very merry Christmas karim!

  122. Vanessa Costanzo says:

    Merry Christmas to you Karim!

  123. Christiaan Hekkink says:

    Merry Christmas to you 🙂

  124. Huib van Driessen says:

    Merry Christmas Karim!!!

  125. 1didieci says:

    Wow thank you so much guy’s for all the feedback and love you’ve shown for this. I’m so glad so many of you have connect with this, I love you all… have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year with your loved ones!

    I’ll see all of you again in the new year until then

    Stay blessed- Karim David

    We Look Up 大

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