The Final Fifteen. Update.

Sep 4, 2010 | Beauty and Style | 6 comments

Just a quick update.
Like I said I would.
4 pounds lost!  We went out of town for a couple days… was enticed to eat the best pizza in the world that I can only get in this particular location… I understand you can’t blow an entire week at one meal and I only had 4 of those little square pieces but before we ordered it I was having one of those days where you walk by a mirror and think, “Are those MY collarbones?”
I love those days.
So many of you girls emailed me that you were on board so here is your “Ra Ra! You can do this moment!”
Crickets chirping.
Serious.  A little change goes a long way and think how good you will feel when it’s time to go to that first party of the Season and you are down a few instead of facing the “7” they say “everyone” gains at Christmas.
A few of you asked for pointers so here are a couple.  Many wanted to know how to even begin… my suggestion is pretty simple, since I am totally in love with food.
1.  Join Weight Watchers for one month.  Serious.  Not to become a slave to their system but just so you can get a real, mathematical handle on how much you are over eating on any given day that is causing you to not be able to make the scale move.   If you really like it of course stay on it but most people are not down with “diets” – they suck.  But W.W. really makes it very clear how much you are overeating.
2.  Read “French Women Don’t Get Fat” – Ok, perhaps that is cliché but really, I love this book, I have never followed her “write everything down” bit or ate leek soup for two days but this book celebrates food and flavor and her meal examples really point out how small the sensible meals are that a French woman might enjoy.  REALLY, you think you have shrunk your portions til you read her menu examples.  Again, helping you really get a handle on eating awesome food but just smaller amounts.
So, that’s it, this week just shrink it down baby.  Eat what you love, butter, cream, chocolate, just eat less.  Use a smaller plate, sit down for heavens sake, get a mirror out while you eat, whatever it takes.  Just eat less.
I have no idea how long the rest of the weight will take, I can’t be a total Nazi about it because as a nursing Momma I have a milk supply that I can’t mess with.  As it is now, cutting out my small 9 p.m. snack I wake up shaking with hunger… but even if it takes ’til the end of the year (good Lord I hope not) it will be worth it!
And now on to… The Final Thirteen.
More suggestions coming your way next week!


  1. Stephanie

    Good for you! Lately I’m fighting with the two me’s. The one that sees the big picture long term and the other that sees a brownie right now in the moment. Frustrating! Quite frankly, I’m tired of wasting time getting fully on board and seeing your progress is motivating me to move my behind in the right direction!

  2. Maison Douce

    I’m too, am on a quest to lose weight, I have lost 20 pound and would like to lose another 15 or 20, but seem to be stuck right now… I’m such a sweet tooth and love my moment of instant gratification… Dam it!!!


    Bravo to you! It just gets harder & harder with age to keep the weight off. My thoughts: Always always always wear something around your waist & hips, no jersey, no sweats ever. Jeans, capris, whatever. Those women who work outside the house keep in better shape because they have to fit into their clothes each day. Believe me this works. I’ve been a slave to my weight ALL my life. Even when I was very very thin. Just do it safely. xx’s

  4. Burlap Luxe

    Thank you soooo! much for your sweet beautiful visit.
    I love getting to know it over here. Inpiring place to be and am going back to take more in.

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my spot in Romantice Homes

  5. Anne Marie

    funny……..because I think I gained 4 lbs….

  6. Anne - Fiona and Twig

    I always did really well when I kept a food diary. It’s super (or uber, for your mama, lol) eye-opening to see it on paper just how much you ingest!


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