January 14, 2010

One of these things is kind of like the other

Posted in *cringe*, Project: Fail, The OCD, The Round at 9:08 am by Dagny Taggart

Thanks to DC Blogs for yesterday’s link!

So, my ski pants fit, albeit snugly.  Which is a good thing, since spending more money that I don’t have on new ski gear that I use maybe once a year wasn’t going to happen.

But… they’re more snug than they were at this time last year, which means I weigh more  than I did at this time last year, exactly the same number of days since Christmas, etc.  Which means that I am larger, overall.

And I know why.  During the day, at work, my diet is actually pretty awesome.  Raw nuts, hard-boiled eggs, chicken wraps, cottage cheese, all at regular intervals so my blood sugar doesn’t plummet.  But if there is anything in my house at night?  All bets are off.  Sugar is consumed rapidly and with impunity, and I undo all of the hard work of the day.

The only other thing I’ve had this much trouble with was smoking.  I quit at least 20 times before I quit.  And I quit smoking in part by finding something else to take its place – going to the gym.  Since I don’t really have time to go to the gym MORE, I need to find something else to take the place of nighttime snacking – something that will keep my brain from straying to thoughts of the glucose that gives me something to focus on, much in the way my expendable friends, those tiny flaming sticks of death, kept me company between classes and during white nights.

Knitting won’t work.  Pool only works twice a week – more than that, and I’d probably burn out.  I’d write more, but I’ve been running out of things to say, of late.  Other thoughts?



  1. Carla said,

    More happy hours?

  2. Lemon Gloria said,

    Night is hard! I’ve started drinking decaf tea with milk and sugar at night – nice and sweet and also! calcium! Otherwise, wine seems to keep me from snacking on sweets, but it’s not like it’s the best trade.

  3. Carla: If alcohol didn’t further lower my resistance to things I shouldn’t eat, happy hours would be a great idea.

    Lemon Gloria: Oh, the tea thing is a good idea. Wine might help me avoid sweets, but it’s possible I’d delve into something else. Maybe I need to take up yoga or something…

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