Crash Diet!

A friend of mine and I have decided to have our own little version of “The Biggest Loser”.

We are each going to try and lose as much weight as possible in the next two weeks.  Whoever wins gets a prize from the other person, a gift certificate to one of our favorite stores.

Since I’m like a white Oprah I think I’ll do pretty well.

My friend and I are very motivated and excited to put ourselves through this diet challenge together.  I’m used to crash dieting.  I know, I know this sounds bad.  The only REAL way to lose weight and to keep it off, is by losing it slowly, but I see nothing wrong with a little kick start…even if it means I’ll be a little cranky for a few days.  This means cutting out my seasonal candy obsession, but I’m okay with that.  I’m all about competition.  It always makes things more exciting.


Once I made a $300 bet with my dad that I wouldn’t drink coffee for 6 months.  Since I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and he in the midwest, this bet was based on the honor system, and the rules were that if I DID drink coffee I’d have to give HIM $300.

Well…I made it through the 6 months without coffee-thank God I was still allowed caffeine-and one of the first things I bought with that $300 was, yes, coffee.


“You’re a woman motivated by money aren’t you?’ asked the John Stamos-Full House Era-guy tonight.

“Why yes I am Uncle Jessie!” I replied.

“You know, I’ve heard that before.” he said.  “Is that a good thing?”

“Yeah…totes!  I loved “Full House”!” I said, “Cut it out.” (doing the Uncle Joey hand movements and all.


The only stipulation of my diet challenge is Thanksgiving this week, but I think I’m just going to eat mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie…those are my fave TG staples, and with sticking to those I should be just fine.

I apologize to my trainer Jeanne and my mother who are probably reading this right now and cringing.

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