Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NaNo = Weight Gain?


Let's just put it this way: NaNo is not my favorite skinny jeans' best friend. In fact they are enemies and cannot exist in the same room at the same time. Like begrudging family members at Thanksgiving, they are vying for my attention. Skinny jeans will say manipulative things like, "You know you'd rather be with me. I'll make you happy." Then NaNo will call saying, "You promised me this year. Don't let me down." Then skinny jeans will gather allies in the closet so every time I go in there I'm barraged with, "Why don't you love me anymore?"...and "Did I do something wrong?" I'll explain to them that I still care for them, but I just need a little time to myself right now. Then I'll look down at my phone and realize NaNo has left me twenty messages!

AND I SCREAM, "You two are driving me crazy!"

Okay...*breathe* that was a little dramatic. But that's how I feel. I am spending every spare second of my time on revisions that my waist line is paying the price. I used to work out at least three days a week. As of today--only Day 9 of NaNo--I haven't worked out once, and I feel it. With the combo of Halloween candy laying around for me to eat when I write, and enticing Fall baked goods calling my name, I am out of control!

Does anyone else feel like this?

21 comments:

  1. Though I'm not doing Nano this year, heavy snacking and writing tend to go hand in hand. More so during the holiday months. Darn goodies. Definitely a good lesson in discipline and self control. Better hide the Oreos. :)

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  2. I agree, but I do find it hard to eat and type. Small breaks with walkes around the house or block could work. even gum when it's really bad. Best of luck!

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  3. LOL. I try to not think about that stuff during this time of the year. It doesn't help though that Peggy keeps talking about cookies at 7 at night.

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  4. Nuff said. I get that. My butt totally gets that. I'm all about M&Ms and Diet coke when I'm writing. But maybe that's not the best for me.

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  5. I don't eat at the computer any more because my butt began to jiggle, and not in a sexy backup dancer kind of way. Good for you for noticing the change. That's the first step to getting into shape!
    Now go for a walk and you'll feel better!

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  6. Oh yes, the Nano butt. I have it too.

    Um, honey, it's the time of year to gain weight or else why would we have new years resolutions? LOL. Good luck with Nano!

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  7. Oh my goodness Jessie you are too funny. Believe me girl - you'll be rocking the skinny jeans before you know it. I recently had the same issue with discovering some local bakeries, and I couldn't just go in for a sandwich. I had to get a delicious dessert (or two) as well. haha. Needless to say I have boycotted the bakeries, much to my tastebud's dismay. But at least I can finally squeeze into my jeans again. lol

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  8. Im so glad to hear another writer voice the same complaint that I have. The more productive my writing is - the more food I snack on, the fewer hours I actually sleep and so the less times I actually train/exercise. Its an awful situation. I hate being such a slug and totally need to organize myself better so that I can write AND be healthy! I keep saying "When i finish this book I will get in shape..." but thats exactly what i said with the last book i wrote. There will always be more books to write...i need to stop being a slugwriter, LOL

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  9. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! [breathe, breathe] Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Yes.

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  10. Halloween through Christmas is always such a hard time for me in general. I'm still squeezing in my exercises, but sitting at a computer to write my NaNo novel invites me to eat way too many treats.

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  11. well, hard work demands some proper food :)

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    NEW FOLLOWER.

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  13. YES! Oh goodness, yes. I've avoided baking any fall goods just yet except for a few that I promptly sent up to my husband's work. I try to get out and walk at least once a day but sometimes I'm just not feelin' it.

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  14. Gah! Ain't that the truth. I haven't been to the gym either. :(

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  15. This is really well-written. I loved reading that. Loved it. And I'm hard to please. Just ask my gigolo.

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  16. Skinny jeans are manipulative that way...and selfish, don't forget selfish.

    My hubby has been dragging me out of bed at 5:45 to work out with him all week. Needless to say, I feel asleep at my computer yesterday with only 503 words written.

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  17. I had to remove all the halloween candy from the house. I've also been attempting to diet while NaNoing...LOL!!! I came so close to making a chocolate cake yesterday, I was craving it so much. Hahahaha.

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  18. Oh I am right there with you! It's really REALLY unfortunate that NaNo starts right after Halloween. Sorry Gym, I will see you in December. :)

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  19. I feel your pain! I have a drawer of hater jeans right now, and my butt is taking on the shape of my desk chair. But I'm getting words on the page! That's something, right?

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  20. Oh, man. I hear ya. :P All that leftover Halloween candy has gotten me. I made my hubby take it to work so I don't have to look at it anymore! :)

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  21. And Nano is followed by the holidays and, oh dear..... Good thing the first of the year is just around the corner.

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