i picked up a copy of this book at a borders bookstore before christmas and read the first few pages. it immediately sort of shocked me not only with the unique way in which it is written, but also with the way it actually turned me off junk food for awhile. and this after only reading a few pages! not for the easily offended, this book throws around filthy language as if its thinking about becoming a rap song and is full of in-your-face, stomach-churning information about all of the disgusting food we eat without a second thought. after requesting it from the library ages ago, it finally came in and i'm currently on the chapter entitled: "the dead, rotting, decomposing flesh diet" in which the authors use the term "carcass" instead of meat. stomach-churning, indeed. the next chapter is on dairy and i'm seriously considering eating all of my precious yogurts before reading it just in case it turns me off of them as well.
the authors, who from their photo on the back cover definitely look like 2 skinny (and gorgeous) b!tches, are basically promoting a vegan lifestyle, which i don't expect myself to begin following any time soon. honestly, my husband would NEVER be on board and i'm really not the kind of martha stewart who finds it easy to whip up 2 separate dinners each evening. however, i am getting a lot of good information that i never knew before (like exactly why sugar is the devil and how dangerous aspartame really is) and i hope that it will influence my food choices in a good way.
i also finally searched for and found my missing weight watchers points calculator, so i'm attempting to start afresh on counting points. yesterday i made the mistake of eating all of my points in the earlier part of the day, which resulted in a ravenous heidi in the evening who ended up pigging out on italian wedding soup followed by a dark chocolate purdy's heart sucker (lovingly sent by my mom for valentines day) followed by overwhelming guilt that i was eating past 8:00pm. *sigh*
i've got to do SOMETHING different here because these extra 10 lbs that i didn't have before i got pregnant with tristan are just hanging on for dear life around my middle. i really, really, really want to be rid of this ridiculous muffin top before i am again procreationally insemenated because i do believe all of those girls who tell me if i don't lose them before then, they're mine to keep.
one great new motivator is the new blog, "healthy chicks r us", which my friend leah and i started. there are currently only 4 members of this private blog and every week we weigh in and share our highs and lows with each other throughout the week. if any of you are interested in joining our fabulous chubby club, let me forewarn you that the entry fee is steep: you must post a "before" picture of yourself wearing only your skivvies. we all had to do it and we're all looking forward to posting those "after" pictures some day.
for those of you who are already "afters", please comment and let me know what your method was for kicking those stubborn pounds off of your body for good. i'm extremely open to ideas right now :)