New Challenge and a New Friend

Let’s face it, it is always easier to diet with a friend.  Especially when you support each other and try to be the accountability for one another.  Thanks to the beautiful World Wide Web (actually does anyone still call it that anymore, or am I dating myself?) I have discovered a lovely new person to start dieting with.

Meet Tovah.  She is a rockstar plus she runs the site HauteCurvyWomen.com.  Please go check it out; she has plus fashion, diet and health, and some of her own person journey.

Our goal: to lose 25 lbs by January!  Isn’t that a great start to the year?  Not to mention, a great start to my 30th trip around the sun.  Please feel free to join us, lose as much or as little as you want, and then tune in for support.  You can follow us on Twitter, or of course check out our respective blogs.

Since we are open about this, I am writing up my deets (I really hate myself for typing deets just then) …details.  At a modest 5′ 5″, I weigh 255. Wow, lots of 5s.  Never noticed.  25lbs will put me in around 230, which would be the LOWEST weight of my adult life and 9 lbs lighter than my lowest of lows during the epic diet of 2009 (oh to be 25 again….).  How can I deny the power of starting 30 at my lowest weight ever as an adult?  That would be truly amazing!

What is my diet you ask?  It is this: NONE!

Ok, not technically none, but I am not starting anything with a name and rules.  My goal is plain and simple.  Exercise, eat better, and eat less.  I have decided to DRASTICALLY cut sugar, and hopefully to cut it out completely.  I am cutting grains.  I am upping my vegetable intake while keeping my fruit intake.  I am eating organic. (Can you guys tell I live in California yet?) I will keep eating lean proteins.  I will limit dairy.  Worst of all, I am going to limit and ultimately cut out caffeine.  Beautiful and delicious caffeine.

Yeah.  I know what I wrote. No.  I’m not insane.

Let me put it this way.  The older I get, the more I can feel the negative effects of these things on my body, and I am sick of the negative effects.  I am not on a diet to lose weight, although that would be nice.  I love, love, love being a curvy girl, even more so with my new job (which I will announce soon!), I just want to be healthy.  I want to feel good and I want to run a 5K.  Plain and simple.

So please join Tovah and I, you can contact me to get on board and I will feature your story in my blog.  Until then, wish me luck!


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