So what are you doing for Hallowe’en this year?

Well, the weight isn’t changing much — up a little, down a little, up a little — basically holding steady at:

197.8

No complaints from me, though, as long as it stays under the dreaded 200!

Which brings me to a not entirely unrelated question — what are YOU doing for/about Hallowe’en? Every year before this, Mr. 50by60 and I have miscalculated, either buying too much candy and getting NO trick or treaters, or not buying any and getting inundated. This year being 2020, of course, we really don’t know what to expect, although we’re looking online for ideas.

Now, I know there are some parents who are still thinking of letting their kids go out for candy, even though it’s officially being discouraged. And as that neighbor who usually overbuys, I kinda want to encourage them, so I’ll have that legitimate, socially sanctioned excuse to buy three giant bags of tiny Three Musketeers bars!

On the other hand, as a respected weight loss blogger (and never mind that I haven’t lost more than a pound or two since the pandemic started!), I should be setting an example, right? I should be “that neighbor” who only gives out healthy stuff, like toothbrushes and Bible tracts!

Well, yeah, but eggs are good for you! Bring ’em on, I say

So anyway, getting back to my original question, in as circuitous and Byzantine a fashion as possible…

… what are YOU planning to do for Hallowe’en? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading, and hope you have a wonderful week (even though … yes … it is STILL 2020)!

Who cares if it’s still 2020? It’s PUMPKIN SPICE TIME, y’all!

Sorry to it’s report it’s still (checks watch) 2020, but in spite of the fact that yeah, it’s STILL 2020 (c’mon, Father Time, what ARE you thinking??), that doesn’t negate the fact that everyone’s favorite time of year is here, and that time, of course, is PUMPKIN SPICE TIME YAYYY!!

Sure, it’s still over 100 degrees, and sure, it’s, um, still 2020 … but ya know, everything seems just a little bit brighter when that unmistakable odor drifts through your face mask and into your nostrils, doesn’t it?

And even though I’m (yay!) down a whole pound this week —

197.4

I’m pretty sure it’ll fluctuate right back up a little in the next week or so, because y’know …

So you know what? The H-E-DOUBLE-TOOTHPICKS with 2020, my friends! Break out the pumpkin spice, sprinkle a whole bunch of cinnamon around the house, and rev up your engines, ’cause yeah … it may still be 2020 …

but all those yummy, gorgeous, tasty, stinky

holidays are right around the corner! And this year ESPECIALLY, we really need ’em, don’t we? So give yourself permission to relax a little bit over the next few weeks. Sure, we’ll probably wind up gaining even more poundage than we already have in this, the Year of Our Lord 20–

— 20, but so be it! Plenty of time to lose it NEXT year, right? I mean, assuming there IS a next year, and we’re not just stuck in some horrible time loop where, on December 31, 2020, the clock strikes midnight and then rolls right back around to January 1, 2020. That’s not what’s happening, is it? IS IT??

Well … probably not! But y’know, I don’t know about you, but until that wonderful moment, I’m not gonna take anything for granted. And I AM going to have that Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, even if it IS 12,000 calories!

Okay, okay … it’s not THAT bad, right? Anyway, I lost a pound this week, and pumpkin spice is all around us, so ENJOY! and I’ll see you next week!

Happy 2020! It’s Resolutions Time!

Hey, everyone, happy 2020! Are you stoked for making New Year’s resolutions? Well, good! My first resolution:

1. Use more “woman yelling at cat” memes — they’re comedy gold!

woman cat new year

2. Learn how to do origami!

origami bird

3. Learn to make paper flowers!

paper flower

4. Make all the paper beads I cut out from Trader Joe’s Mini Ice Cream Cones boxes last year and never got around to finishing, as well as all the other crafts I’ve started and abandoned at various points.

5. Make sure any and all resolutions I make this year are completely, 100% negative-consequence-free!

6. And finally, if there’s time and I feel up to it, keep writing all these fun blog posts that are kinda sorta peripherally related to my continuing efforts to maintain my more-or-less 50-pound weight loss!

Yeah, well, I’ve had a lotta “enhanced” eggnog tonight, so sue me!

So on that note, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my loyal readers! Join me NEXT Wednesday for the first weigh-in of 2020!!