Mile 449.5: How Nerds Celebrate Losing Weight


“Believe what you read.”
–Matchbook Romance, “Monsters”

Miles Last Week: 54
Total Miles: 449.5

A couple of weeks ago, I tried to get some advice about how to celebrate when I finally hit the fifty pound mark. Since I got exactly zero suggestions, I reverted to one of my default methods of rewarding myself: buying books.

No, I didn’t mark the day with an epic cheat day in which I downed a dozen cupcakes or with a huge shopping trip during which I splurge on a new wardrobe. I rewarded myself with a couple of new books. Specifically, I invested in some reference books about writing.

I am now the proud owner of The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Trait Thesaurus, and The Negative Trait Thesaurus. All three are by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, promise to help writers figure out characters, and are highly recommended on Amazon. I’m thinking they’re really going to help me finish this freaking novel.


Just a couple of new thesauruses–or is it thesauri?

Maybe I’ll celebrate finishing the novel by consuming a tub of ice cream. You know, whenever that day comes.

I’d probably vomit, though, so that may be a bad idea. I’ll just figure it out when I get there.

One response »

  1. I’m sorry I didn’t leave a suggestion before… I figured you would have been bombarded with them. But now that you’ve celebrated 50 lbs with new books (yay!), I would like to suggest that you celebrate 60 lbs with a trip to CO to visit your favorite older sister.

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