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 —


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!

Pumpkin Spice Weekly Weigh-In!

Good morning, all! Happy Monday! Time for the weigh-in – let’s see … carry the one … adjust for clothing …


219 and feelin’ fine! Well, that’s not all that much of a loss, but hey, given that I slightly overindulged this weekend (thanks, Trader Joe!), I guess I shouldn’t complain.

Mmm, Pumpkin Ginger Mini Hold the Cones — irresistible!

Speaking of pumpkin flavor, pumpkin scent, pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin, doesn’t that seem to be a bit of an overused riff round this time of year?

I mean, sure, it goes well with a lot of stuff …


coffee and such-like …

and I suppose you could even make a plausible argument in favor of stuff like this:


but sometimes, I think maybe we’re carrying it a little too far…

And what if you’re allergic to pumpkin spice? There’s no pumpkin spice Benadryl yet, though I’m sure won’t be long.


I dunno. I like the stuff myself, but doesn’t it seem a tad overused?


Welp … if we get too worried about it, there’s always —


Have a pumpkin-spiced day, everyone!