Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I told myself that once I lose 10 pounds, I will reward myself with a new purse. I think that by next week I will be able to buy this gem:

It's so shiny!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2 Weeks and 13 Pounds Gone

After two weeks of eating better, and the occasional walk, we have lost a combined total of 13 pounds. It was so easy! I know ... I hate when people says that it was 'easy' but that is because we are conditioned to think that losing weight is one of the most difficult things that a human can go through, unless you are a celebrity or a supermodel. Having been a person that formerly subscribed to that way of thinking, I can see how maddening it is to hear that.

Things are different today. We are different people today, and we are training ourselves for the rest of our lives. There will not be a "how we did it" book at the end of this journey, because we both truly believe that what works for one person will not work for another. We are not starving ourselves nor are we at the gym for hours each day. So, why was it easy? Because we are committed to feeling good. We are utilizing our knowledge of nutrition and listening to our bodies. This is an evolving thing and I know what works today will be different tomorrow. The last thing I want is to be in a routine and have a strict list of do's and don't. That is no way to live.

There will still be challenges because there always are, that is life. What we are preparing for though is to have balance and wisdom and to always put ourselves first and always follow the path of joy.

Let's see what the next 2 weeks will bring!

~Skinny #1

Thursday, August 26, 2010

B Minus

While I am excited about the idea of losing 30 pounds, I don't really want to lose it all. You see, I have lost and gained enough times to know that the first thing to go ... will be my boobs. When you are overweight you must find positive things to like about yourself and for me that was my chest.

So my C cup will soon become a little B. I guess I will just have to deal.

~Skinny #1

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Who says food is evil?

Someone, at some point, said that food was evil. "Don't eat that or you'll get fat!!" "Eww, I hate broccoli." "Do you know how many calories that has?" What happened to this person for them to have such negativity towards food? Second...WHO IS THIS PERSON??? I want to find you and tell you you are missing out on soooo much yumminess!!

When we started this mission to lose 30 pounds, we knew it would be tough. Having to give up our favorites (gelato, croissants, sushi, chocolate, WINE), was going to be challenging. But we wanted to give our 110% into this. Thinking of what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as what snacks to bring to work, felt like someone giving you an unlimited gift card to MAC and saying "Have fun!" You can have whatever you want and you...don't know what to get. You have all these choices. What color of eyeshadow should I get? Purple? Yeah, it compliments my eyes. False eyelashes, cool! I will definitely be getting some of those. A powder that also works as a foundation?? Umm, ya! I should get some lipgloss too, I like the shinny stuff. Or do I want lipstick? But I don't wear lipstick. But...I do have an unlimited gift card, so...I NOW wear lipstick. Food is very much the same way. You already know what you like and don't like, all you gotta do is find other food that it works well with. (Mint has become my favorite secret ingredient for just about everything).

Food is delicious and meant to be enjoyed. Did you not read/see Eat Pray Love?? Don't hate it. It gives you vitamins, nutrients, energy, cleans up your skin, makes you live longer, AND...helps you lose weight! Weigh-ins are every week we decided. So, after 8 days of ONLY eating healthy (we did not have time for work-outs last week) I have lost 6 pounds. Six. SIX!

So...who said food was evil? It is LIVE backwards after all. Happy eating :)

~Skinny #2

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Psychology of Words

When we both started this we made it clear that this is NOT a DIET!

The word 'DIET' is really mean. It's like the skinny girl in school who taunts the fat girl with her friendship by inviting her to a party making her believe that she too can have a chance at being part of the cool kids group. But we all know how this story ends, the fat girl feels completely uncomfortable, none of the boys talk to her and she ends up going home frustrated and mad at herself for believing this time it would be different. She ends the night by eating a tub of ice cream all alone.

Words are powerful, they inspire thoughts that can lead you down either a very disappointing path, or a marvelously pleasant one. The path that we are on does not have an ending; there is no specific time line to complete this goal therefore no possible way that once we have reached it we will also be reaching for the chips and ice cream. It is about making better choices EVERY day. It is not about not eating certain foods, it is about moderation and knowing why we are eating.

After not even a full week, I can see that the decision to take THIS path was a smart one. There is no counting down of days and no looking forward to anything but fitting into a smaller pair of jeans, for good.

So in place of the word Diet, we are using Lifestyle because that is exactly what this is. That, is something I feel good about.

~Skinny #1