Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Really, Mr. Paul McKenna, sir?
You can make me thin, with your four simple rules that include eating whatever I want?
You think that I, the reclusive couch-sitter than I am, can eat chocolate, and chips, and pizza, and lose weight?
I watched your show Sunday night.
I'd been waiting for weeks, ever since my sister clued me in.
I thought that maybe you'd have some insight that I'd missed in the 2+ years of my weight loss journey, but no.
(No offense, but I'm pretty glad I didn't buy your book, because I've paid Weight Watchers a small fortune and already learned at least three of your rules.)
But I have to admit, it was refreshing to see some of the tenants of CORE reinforced that way. And, I'm trying to eat more mindfully, but I was doing that already.
So, unless you have something else to offer, I'm not impressed.
I don't need someone to make me thin.
Organized? Better rested? Less prone to procrastination? Yes.
Thin? Not so much. Not any more.
In other news:
I finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter!
So now, when I go to the library for my book club meeting today, I have to find another book to place in the "What I'm Reading" section. So all those folks in Blogland thing I'm well-read!
(Well, of something other than Nick, Jr. books.)
I stayed up way too late finishing it last night. The first few chapters, I could read a bit and then put it down, but then - Friday night - I got to the really juicy stuff.
Aruba. Those who've read the book will know what I'm talking about.
After I put Anna Marie to bed, I got out the book. I was determined to finish before my book club meeting, so I could tell those ladies that yes! I'd read something! Something that wasn't a 20-page Dr. Seuss book!
Problem was, I hadn't read enough before last night.
Three hours. That's how long it took me to finish! It was nearly midnight when I got into bed!
And then, my mind was swirling with how one man's actions, and the lies he told as a result, had a ripple effect over everyone in his family.
And Paige, no, I wasn't impressed with the ending. I thought it came a little too abruptly at that point in the story, and could've been done a bit better.
Now what do I read?
Guess you'll have to wait until after lunch to find out!