I'm doing it partly because of those first two- writing 50,000 words is a lot of work, and a girl needs brain food (chocolate, cookies, ice cream, chips, etc) to succeed. And family gatherings aren't as much fun when I can't bring tasty yummy desert for everyone and a big plate of other stuff that looks and tastes good because to do something yummy (to omni-types) means I'd have to use 2 weeks cash...
Mainly, though, I'm stopping the budget in November because I keep slipping, weight-wise. I'm hoping that with more convenience foods I'll get my weight to at least level off, if not go up a little. Losing weight can drop a girl into a rabbit hole, and I'm trying to keep my head away from that place.
Last time I purposely gained weight I did it in a super unhealthy way- I nommed every veggie food in sight, chugged sugary normal soda until I thought my head was gonna burst, and moved as little as possible. I'd have two *packages* of TimTams and a litre of Coke for breakfast, Indian take-away for 4 for lunch (with another 2L or so of coke) and a whole pizza and more coke for dinner. It still took me 8 months to put on 15 pounds.
This time I'm going to try putting on not just fat, but muscle too. It's the whole scrawny/ weak vs. flabby/ weak vs. fit/ strong thing.
So (and yeah, I know this isn't a common problem in the world right now, I watch Biggest Loser too...) has anyone else out there needed to *gain* weight? Did you do it (or are you doing it) in a healthy way? I don't want to turn into a human junk-food disposal system- it doesn't work well, and has possible health problems later in life I'd like to avoid. Halp?
Meanwhile, here at bedbug-ridden Casa de j., it's no carb left behind time. Yesterday I made (and totally nommed) a batch of bread stick/roll thingies. Swiped them through the EB instead of sauce for extra fatty goodness. Then lay on my back making full noises for about two hours.
But they were good.