Nine days before the parties start!

OMG! That was the first thought I had this morning. I only have 9 days before I will see many people, I haven't seen since last Christmas. I have to be thinner than anyone else there. How do I deal with this madness?

Lv. SS.

i know i'm asking an obvious question here, and i'm actually directing this at everyone who thinks/fears the same, what makes you think losing weight before the holidays makes a difference? what would it change? would it be a happier xmas? would people think differently of you?
and try to answer this without giving me EDs response!!