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NaNoWriMo, Sandy, and weight gain!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HI all. I just feel like I need to check in here a little bit.

First of all we are FINE from Sandy. We stayed home on Monday but our little house never lost power. We had some branches down but no damage to our home or cars. Tuesday we were back to normal and even though the rain is still with us, I think we are in the clear pretty much. Many, many thoughts and prayers to those who are suffering.

NaNoWriMo.. National Novel Writing Month... is upon us!! Fellow writers you know what I am talking about!! I have done my research, created notes and files, and I was feeling inspired but RIGHT NOW I am not feeling it. I feel SUNK. I feel doomed. I feel like there is NO WAY I can write SEVEN pages a night!!! It just feels like an enormous task. Last year I failed, and failed miserably. This year I am just so nervous about failing again. AGH!!! PANIC!!!

Weight Gain.. checked my notes and I have gained *5* pounds in the last 2 months!! I got rid of my fat clothes. This CAN NOT HAPPEN!! The holidays and winter cold and dark is upon us. I need to STOP this. The scales need to go DOWN, DOWN, DOWN!!! I think the culprit may be that I readjusted my nutrition points after losing some weight. Maybe I need to move them back down again or something. I don't know. Anyway, this is dangerous. I need to pull into check ASAP.

Ok, now if you don't see me blogging for a bit it's because I have that novel to write. Be well friends... oh, and Happy Samhain/Halloween!
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  • 4CYNDI
    Don't worry too much about 7 pages a night. Do what you can each day. Then when you have a little extra time/inspiration do a little more. You can do this. I failed last year too. Dramatically. Good luck with getting it all done.

    I'm a little nervous about this year as well. I have a 5K on Saturday and leaving for 3 weeks in the middle of the month. EEP!

    Have fun!
    2059 days ago
  • HOPESINGH
    Sounds like you've got important projects this month. Good luck, and enjoy the pages you do write. It can be so hard, any progress should be applauded. emoticon
    2059 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Sandy affected us very similar to how it affected you. Glad you and your house are okay.

    Good luck with the writing!
    2060 days ago
  • EYES_ON_THEPRAZ
    Well kudos on being aware and you can stop the weight gain before it gets too severe. 5 lbs could be a lot of bloat/sodium too if you haven't been keeping on top of that lately.
    2060 days ago
  • 1MANKNEY
    Good idea to move the nutrition points down to where they were when you were losing weight. Success is such a great motivator!
    Good luck on your writing.
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    2060 days ago
  • 1MANKNEY
    Good idea to move the nutrition points down to where they were when you were losing weight. Success is such a great motivator!
    Good luck on your writing.
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    2060 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    I wouldn't put that much stress on yourself. Just write when the mood hits - don't put a number of pages that have to get done. emoticon
    2060 days ago
  • GRAMMACATHY
    One more day to NaNo and we all disappear. You know the drill. Sit down to the computer and start typing description about what is on the floor in front of you. Or better yet, description of something in your story. Then you will be daydreaming about your story before you know it. You won't fail this year and neither will I. I ended up being forced to move due to DH's illness last year. This is our year to shine and learn how to write without editing.
    2060 days ago
  • BUSYBEE37
    Glad you survived Sandy with no problems. It was the same for us. We expected an closer hit than what we got. Never lost power either. Lots of wind and rain is all.

    You can do the writing thing! I know you can!
    2061 days ago
  • BOILHAM
    Good luck on both the writing and the weight loss. Stay positive! You can do this!
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    2061 days ago
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