In the period between my birthday (mid-October) and the holidays, I tend to eat a lot of junk, partly because it's cold and miserable and partly because there's a lot of junk around to be eaten. Here's the proof, a chart of body weight from May 2013 to October 2014.
Clearly October through January was not good for me (ignore May through July, which was self-proclaimed weight training season).
So to fight that uptick, I'm making a hard no alcohol, no dessert rule for the next four weeks, with possible exceptions for Halloween and Nov. 20-23 for the upcoming Psychonomics conference.
Anyone else want to join in?