Tonight We Dine In Hell

I know, it’s a bit dramatic. In my defense, I was watching 300 and that line in it is so damn good that I had to use it. So today is the big day, Thanksgiving, or as my English challenged relatives say, “San-given.” It’s the day when a bunch of the family that doesn’t normally make any effort to communicate with each other, comes together and acts like they see each other all the time. It’s the best.

I try not to think of that too much and just enjoy their company. This time around I find myself thinking a lot about trying to keep my eating for the day in check. I mean, A LOT. It’s so bad that I can’t wait for the day to be over. Why? Because I feel like I am the only fatty that’s trying to not over eat. Everyone else is in shape or in some oblivious state of being or just plain doesn’t care about what they eat. Now that I think of it, no one that I know (except my wife) really cares about what they eat. No wonder it’s so hard. I’m basically alone on this, besides you great peeps online.


I’m going to be the only guy in the room caring about what he puts into his mouth. To top it off, I’m going to be the only fat one too. No one else coming over is fat. Ah, to hell with it all. I’m gonna eat what I want and live to blog another day. Who cares what everyone else thinks? I don’t, not anymore.

I’m going to enjoy the day, my family, and the food. There’s only one turkey day right? The feast is on!

Happy Thanksgiving.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. AndrewNo Gravatar says:

    Just enjoy the day. One day off makes no difference in the long run.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving and dont eat too much. Remember you want to loose weight right?

  3. Israel,

    Does it sound right to you when you say you want Thanks Giving day to be over?

    Relax man. Savor and enjoy each bite. Give thanks for the food, your family and your ability to workout the next day.

    And on behalf of us Canadians…well, I thank you – my neighbors to the south – for giving me football to watch on T.V. tonight!

    • IsraelNo Gravatar says:

      I dont think theres anything wrong with me saying that. Just because it’s a “holiday” doesnt mean a damn thing. It’s just another holiday created for the shopping industry and to take off work. Besides that, you dont know what I have experienced during these months outside of this whole weight loss thing.

      I always ask myself why do people always go around being all holiday-ish during holidays. During thanksgiving they say i give thanks, during valentines they say I love you. I’m the kind of guy that does it ALL YEAR round, when it really counts, not just on ONE day. So, yes, it does sound right when I say i want it to be over.

      And you are welcome, those were some awesome games played today.

  4. I am glad its over. Too much food. I still feel full! I dont regret it though. IT WAS GOOD! Had more for breakfast….Yuck

  5. bocabitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving day!

  6. CatherineLNo Gravatar says:

    Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not worth getting stressed out too much. And by the way – remember you can’t keep calling yourself a fatty anymore. You’ve lost 42 pounds and that is a hell of a lot. Well done Israel.

  7. msn hackNo Gravatar says:

    I am not. I am too tin. I have to eat mor!

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