I’m Doomed

Things were looking pretty good just a few weeks ago. After faltering for a while, I finally got my head on straight, lost six pounds in a week, and was well on my way to a new, svelte self. What a difference a few spins of the earth upon its axis makes.

I know y’all like my graphs, but boy, I’m not in the mood right now. It’s November, and Halloween is behind us, which means The Season is now unmistakably upon us. I’m doomed. I can see the four signs of the apocalypse already:

  1. Eating whatever falls in my lap, no questions asked.
  2. Walking around in a constant state of I-want-food.
  3. Not logging anything on The Daily Plate anymore.
  4. And, as already mentioned, it’s The Season.

A year ago I was doing awesome and was still nervous about The Season. I nearly made it through, but still popped up some pounds right at the end. I’m at the exact opposite position this year, so I’m a bit afraid of where this is heading. Perhaps the fact that I’ve already done it seventeen times over the last nineteen years has something to do with it. Those who do not remember history are condemned to re-heat it.

I’ll check back in on December 3, the next first Thursday of the month. Hopefully by some miracle, I’ll still be below 204, which is my post-Onederland high. If I’m actually in Onederland again by then, I’ll celebrate with a ginormous plate of Christmas cookies.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Almost forgot! Last week I had a book drawing. Thanks to random.org, the lucky comment #4 was chosen. Tonia, please visit the Contact page and send me your mailing address. Congrats! Prize disclaimer: if I don’t hear from you in two weeks, I head off to random.org to pick another winner. So it’s sort of a “must be present to win” kind of thing. 🙂


Today is Day Four. I’m waaaaay behind too. Anyone out there doing it? Are you ahead or behind schedule? Go ahead and chat about it below. In the meantime, I decided to share my Word templates and fonts with the rest of the world. Click here for details.

10 Responses to “I’m Doomed”

Biz said
November 5, 2009 at 9:44 am

Ah, the dreaded SEASON! I figure if I work out four hours a day I can eat whatever I want! 😀

You can do it!

Tami said
November 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year (workload at work is high enough that I know I’d go insane) but I AM doing a mini nanowrimo as a form of pompom waving for my friends who are.

If you’re interested in a group of others doing the nanowrimo thing, we’re all at http://saucywenches.ning.com/ =]

TexasDeb said
November 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

I am designating one day per week for pigging out. I find I can resist a lot of temptation when I know I have that day beckoning when I can simply cave in and satisfy my inner glutton. If I keep it to just that one day, I am hopeful I will hold down both the number of binges per week and perhaps strictly manage to skip my DBD (designated binge day) occasionally and go binge-free for two weeks at a time that way.

Short that I use my “five more minutes” strategy. I keep putting off getting that bag of crunchy whatevers for five more minutes until I finally cave, or the mood to munch passes.

Sigh. I don’t think it is great I have to play these head games with myself. Who is fooling whom here I wonder?

Tonia said
November 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

YEA, I won the book!!! Thank you I can’t wait to receive it. I sent you my address via email.
Who would’ve thought that #4 would be lucky!

Cynthia said
November 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm

If you think you are doomed, you probably are.

Seriously… if you don’t want to gain over THE SEASON, make a plan. Allow for some treats, but get some kind of strategy in place that will keep you on track for at least maintaining if not actually losing.

Maybe it’s time to ask why.

Why will you eat whatever comes your way?
Why will you be walking around constantly wanting food?
Why won’t you log?
Why give a frickin’ season this kind of power over you?

Sorry to be serious and all, but had to ask.

    Charlie said
    November 10, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Oh, I’ve given all those things quite a bit of thought. If I had the answer to those kinds of questions, I’d write a book.

    Oh wait. Already did. 😉

    And, of course, the title was Why Your Last Diet Failed You and How This Book Won’t Help You on Your Next One.

    The answers to those questions I’ve been exploring for close to twenty years now. I continued, post-book, to explore the answers to these things in these two essays:


Loquin said
November 5, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I’m doing crap at nanowrimo – something doesn’t give soon I’m scrapping what I’ve got (keeping the words though of course – it will just be the most bizarre intro in pseudoliterature) and starting over with something new and likely schlock fantasy because at least I can get that out on paper.

I am terrified of The Season as well – this is the time of year that I gave up last year. Completely. It’s dark, it’s cold, and there are treats everywhere!!

I don’t know that I agree with Cynthia though, not about having a plan but about asking why – I mean, being introspective is always useful, but unless you live alone in a bubble and don’t venture out or are some kind of scrooge and hate the holidays, the Season is kind of obvious.

I’d suggest that knowing you have a problem is actually a point of strength. You know what has happened in the past, you know what can happen now. Your family is supportive of your weight loss goals, right? I know your style is to eat less of what you want so it isn’t really a diet, so maybe your wife and daughter can agree to simply have less treats around? Or share whatever you get? Have a taste of whatever comes your way but then hand the rest off? Chew lots of gum? These are just ideas – I hope they help.

Quix said
November 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm

The last two years that I have given a flying fig, I’ve actually lost during “the season”. Summer is the hardest time for me, I always stall out there. Maybe it’s because I get cold and shiver a lot during the winter?

I decided to take the NaNoWriMo plunge this year. I am a little over 10% complete – a little behind but I have a marathon session planned on Saturday I’m looking forward to. This novel writing thing isn’t SO hard once you just start it… good luck getting yours done!

Mari Ann said
November 11, 2009 at 12:52 am

It’s fine eating foods, just make sure they are healthy and wont gain pounds over the season!

Julie "Security Gate" said
November 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

When you eat a lot, be sure you also know how to lose them! Practically it’s so easy to gain weight than to lose it 🙂