I have been grossly overweight for over a year now. It’s a little embarrassing to admit it, but I was thinner after I gave birth than now.
List of excuses: (1) I breastfed so I ate normal… meaning I didn’t cut down and I went back to eating rice; (2) I couldn’t help the chocolates.. been deprived for too long! (3) I am not the exercise/athletic kind of gal — my body likes to hang on to the calories instead of burning them.
Earlier this year (which is now three months down), I chanced upon one of my favorite officers in the company who is a very pretty but used to be very heavy lady. (Emphasizing USED TO BE.) I was soooo shocked to see her looking so svelte after not seeing her for around 8 weeks, and lo and behold, it was Somersizing! (The lady hates to exercise like me!)
It took me forever and a day but I finally grabbed Suzanne Somers’ EAT GREAT, LOSE WEIGHT (yes, the ditsy lady from Three’s Company) and I’ve started reading it. Half the book is recipes and this is actually book 1 of a series of now 4 books.
So I’m starting a new category as a diet journal/chronicle of my latest attempt at slimming down. I’ve done it before. I used to be almost 200 lbs (a size 16), I arrived here at around 160 and a size 12, and by my first year here in the US, I was down to a 10 and sometimes I got away with a size 8, and weighing in the 140 range (which is still chunky.) Don’t ask me my weight right now because it’s a matter of national security. (If you find out, I might have to kill you. LOL)
While it’s really a diet, Suzanne Somers characterizes her style as a lifestyle change, and making wise food combinations. I’ll tell you more as I go and I’ll keep you posted. Somersize with me!