Honeymoon’s Over

Well, it was fun while it lasted. I tell you, that first week everything fell right into place. I ate reasonable amounts of food, I didn’t feel hungry, I wrote everything down in The Daily Plate again. It was just like the old days. Now of course I had no real delusions that it would last for ever. But on the other hand (besides five more fingers) I had a very real delusion that it would last longer than a week.

Week 2
Start Date April 12
Change from Last Week -0.1
Start Weight 228.0
Current Weight 224.6
Total Lost 3.4

So let’s just get the damage out of the way now. Technically, yes, I realize I lost weight this week. Using my seven-day running average, I was down one tenth of one pound. On the upside, that still counts as a loss. On the downside, it means I’ll hit goal weight in 2072. On the upside, I didn’t eat eight pounds of Cheez-Its. On the downside I did eat about three quarters of a pound of Cheez-Its.

Not disastrous, but for now I’ll just call it “cautiously optimistic.”

And now for something completely different. On Sunday, I made the monumental mistake of going to Michaels Arts & Crafts. Why is this a bad idea? Because they have pens and pencils and paper, that’s why. And it’s hard for me to go in there and not buy out half that aisle. Thankfully, I made it out of there empty-handed. But I didn’t leave empty-headed: every trip makes me think of all the art projects I’m not taking part in.

Wait a minute. This sounds familiar. Didn’t I already do a post about this? Hang on…

Ah yes, here it is. Boy, reruns are bad enough, but now I’m just plagiarizing myself. If I’m not careful, I may end up suing myself. Of course, that might not be a bad thing. If I win that lawsuit, then maybe I just might be able to buy that pencil set I saw:

derwent pencil case image

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about…

7 Responses to “Honeymoon’s Over”

TexasDeb said
April 27, 2010 at 7:41 am

Michael’s (or any craft store) can be a dangerous place. I try to go when I need something I can’t get in any other store and then only when I am in a HUGE hurry so I don’t get lost in any one of several sections that all sing some siren song or another to me.

If my incomplete art projects were chapters, I ‘d have a three novel series in various stages of completion around here.

And now I am hearing that witch in my head “All in good time, my pretty….all in good time!”.

Helen said
April 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

The weight loss thing and the writing thing are sort of parallel arent’ they? After the first excitement of the resolution it’s hard to pull it off day after day. Sigh. I completely understand about the Cheez-It’s though, which is why there are none in my house right now.

Your prettier sister said
April 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

That’s ok Charlie! It’s still a loss in my book.

And, I didn’t know that you liked pens and pencils and paper so much :0)

I’ll have to remember that for Christmas!

Keep going Charlie….and don’t buy any more Cheeze-Its!

Pubsgal said
April 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Well…on the flip side, consider how you’ll feel in 2072 (or even 2012) if you don’t nip the Cheeze-Its in the bud right now. (Hmmm, “nip.” Now I’m thinking of Cheese Nips. This isn’t helping much, is it? Or maybe it is, Cheese Nips are far inferior to Cheeze-Itz.)

Quix said
April 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Ugh, I hear ya. I had a great first two weeks and then…nada. Oh well, hanging in there is better than the alternative.

I have issues getting out of craft stores without beads. I haven’t made necklaces in over a year but they’re just so purdy…. and full of potential.

    Charlie said
    April 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    The “full of potential” is the part that gets me. All that blank paper. All those sharp pencils. Potential for as far as the eye can see. And seemingly no time to do anything about it.

    Ars longa, vita brevis.

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