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    This isn't a New Years Resolution, because then I would be one of those New Years Resolution People, and I mock those people

    I guess it's the New Year coming up. And I guess that means I should get back on the HASAY bandwagon, because I fell off so hard I think I broke a cheekbone.


    So ya'll probably want an update, and here it is: I gained 3 lbs in the month of December. I have no idea how I did that. It should have been WAY more.

    I think I went to the gym a grand total of four times, and I ate everything - EVERYTHING - in sight. And there was a lot in sight. There was some kind of unspoken contest going on at the office over who could bring the most decadent treats each day. I've been accused of starting the trend, when all I brought was one fucking plate of cookies. My cookies morphed into someone's rice krispie cakes, which turned into shortbread, which became a plate of fudge. FIVE DIFFERENT KINDS. The boss did something nice for a client, so in return she brought two plates the size of my whitewall tires filled with goodies. And everything resided less than 6 feet from my desk.

    And - gah! - since I don't arrive at work until noon, people started saving me portions of the mornings offerings. How am I supposed to refuse that?

    So, yeah. Three pounds is getting off lightly.

    Er, no pun intended.

    So now I have to drag my ass to the gym with all the other New Years Resolution People, which is totally unfair because I make this resolution at lots of OTHER times of the year, too. It will be crowded and annoying and I will hate it.

    And I have to get back with the "program", that is, Weight Watchers. Which is a fine program and it works but it's, y'know, a DIET. Yes, I know, it's a lifestyle change, blah blah, but it's not really much of a change for me (December is an anomaly), just a reduction in calories. Which is also known as a DIET. I don't really "do" diets, just like I don't really "do" New Years resolutions.

    Can you tell I'm kind of dragging my feet this time around?

    So, armed with my new Christmas gift Weight Watchers recipe book (which, even though I totally wanted it, and even blogged about getting back on the program, and it came from my MOM who loves me no matter what shape I am, still kind of hurt my feelings. A teeny bit. Yeah, programming runs deep), I shall venture forth into the fray one more time.

    One LAST time.

    Because I'm not fucking doing this again, I swear. I'm going to get back to 140 and I'm going to STAY THERE.

    So, break out your whips and chains, HASAYers. Flog me back into shape, share your inspirational stories, your recipes that don't suck. Casey, lie to me about how much you're actually working out and see if you can find my competitive streak.


    Reader Comments (16)

    I'm totally back on the wagon with you but I can't in good conscience lie to you about me working out. As I type this, I'm finishing the last of the Xmas fudge since I need it out of the house in order to start back on the HASAY plan.
    I know what you mean about getting your feelings hurt. One Xmas, I cried and bitched about how fat I was and needing to do something about it so Jamie went out and got us both Gym memberships and personal trainers. He meant well and it was an awesome gift but it still kind of stung a bit.
    This week, my fat ass will workout alongside of you (although you're in a completely different COUNTRY). I'm also going to try to get back into heckling mode, these past couple of months haven't allowed for me to chew you guys a new one every time I read of your slacking but don't fret, I'm back on my game and your ass had better be sweating. I mean it. Go.

    December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

    I'll be there. And yeah, the only reason I did resolutions was the Spin Cycle... make fun of me all you like ;) I can take it!
    Oh, and I'll bring the whips and chains... HASAY for all!

    December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

    Sorry Keely, I got nothing. As an aging married man, I am just going to...nay, I am obligated to get old, fat, and bald. I think I'm doing quite well at all three.

    December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCameron

    I've tried to be the support in the background of the HASAYers but I've put on 5 pounds over the last 5 months. I'll need to now be a joiner.

    I asked for hand weights for xmas this year and not one of my family members made the mistake of actually getting them for me. Smart people!

    December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

    I cried a little after reading Cameron's comment.

    I'm totally on the band wagon, but not til New Year's. It would be a shame to let all these leftovers go to waste.

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Dumbass

    Our office was participating in the same dessert-related Deathrace 2000, but add to that a boss who makes breakfast a couple times a week and you understand why I suddenly had a stash of used forks beside my monitor. Ups & downs happen; what matters is that we keep moving forward!

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShieldmaiden96

    OMG--your post title totally made me laugh! Mostly because I just posted something with almost the same title! Totally funny! :)

    Anyway, we all ate the crap, we all nixed the gym for the better part of the month, but what can you do? We're getting back on track--that's all that matters...AND technically it's not even New Years yet!

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

    I'm with you! You gotta be with me too. Don't cut me loose after 2 or 3 months when you're all done and skinny 'cause it will take ME all f#*cking year. (sigh) This sucks.

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFon

    I'm driving the wagon down your street. Time to jump back on!

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

    Oh, the goodies at work are the worst. (And by worst, I really mean the best.) I mean, if someone takes the time to make handmade chocolate whatever-you-call-it and graciously brings it into the office to share with everyone then you certainly you wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings but not having a piece. Or five. I mean, it's only the polite thing to do.

    December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

    Blah, blah, blah Wii Fit Mommies, shameless self promotion.

    Hey, I wrote my random tuesday post at 2AM. I prob won't be able to get on the computer til tues night so I wanted to tell you now :)

    December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie@Cool Mom Guide

    I bought a toddler and mommy workout DVD five months ago. Hasn't gotten out of the plastic wrap yet.

    December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Marie

    Dude, I ran 6.2 miles a few days ago. Does that motivate ya? Yes, I need a little motivation as well. I dropped a lot of weight in the beginning and it seams like it is now holding on for dear life no matter how many days I go to the gym or run. Bastards…..
    Oh, 140 is my target as well and I have about ## to go. OK, don’t feel like giving out that number but it is more than 15 and less than 55 ;)

    December 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercolepack

    Guess all our co-workers are out to get us. I had the same tire sized plate at my work too, ten feet away.

    December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaufa

    Office goodies around Christmas, there's no way to avoid them. I avoid them just cause I'm unemployed and too lazy to bake my own goods. Good luck with your resolute non-resolutions. ;-)

    December 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermrsbear

    I, on the other hand, am doing my best to keep my weight of 110 lbs, but with an active 10 month old son, I dropped 5 lbs this holiday season, and I don't know why, I eat a lot, like a lot, my husband says I have a bottomless pit for a stomach, but I breastfeed, so I guess that's why... And I don't do resolutions either, because I also mock those people... hehe :p

    January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAne Fallarme

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