See the blissful idiot to the left? That's me.
Self deprecation or no, sometimes I just have to call myself out on the carpet.
I FORCED (instead of allow) and PLANNED, SCHEDULED, and made myself miserable at the same time! Yuck!
I'll explain this more later, however let's get to the juice!
DATE: 9 January 2013
Last week's WEIGHT: 167lbs
CURRENT WEIGHT: 165lbs
METHOD: EATING real foods!
MENU: Do you really want to see it?
For this past week, I was too preoccupied with menus and planning, I had NO PLEASURE in it!
I filled my head with WHAT NOT TO EAT, instead of focusing on more important matters.
I will not do that again. EVER!
I followed a loose version of the Atkins diet this first week, and though I felt great, never hungry or over stuffed, it is a regime I chose not to follow due to living in France!
I will not do it!
I want my croissants and fresh baked bread daily, I want sugar in my espresso!
It is a privilege to live in a country with a strong sense of gastronomique culture and
I WILL REVEL and TAKE PLEASURE from it!
Problem: I didn't read this book during my first week!
If I had, I would not have been so militant in my weight loss journey.
I cannot expect to lose 30 pounds in 1 week, (as absurd and childish as sounds) yet the Amer-I-CAN in me, (with my YOU CAN DO IT MOTIVATION) thought it possible. Mais NON!
Solution: I will use France and this book as my guideline!
"Pleasure should be the center of all we do!" -- the sweet husband.
With that said, last night, he drew up a contract (his idea!) as a comittment for change.
and I signed gleefully!
If knowledge is power, then I'll name three new things I learned this past week.
1. FIRECRACKER GREEN BEANS are delissshhhh! Recipe found until Miam-Non-Yum
2. Be the mistress of my pleasure as well as my restraint. (excerpt from FWDGFAT).
3. No matter how hard you try, You CAN'T CHANGE CULTURE!
Happy Eating Everyone! BON APPETIT!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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