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!


Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

now i have another book to read!!!

doodlebugmom said...

I saw the commercials for Paul McKenna's show too, I did not watch. I figure if there is a trick to being thin, everyone would be thin. I know HOW to lose weight, it's actually DOING it I have trouble with.

Paige said...

Oh, I wanted to watch that show, because heaven knows, I'd like someone else to make me thin. Is it on again this weeK?

Melissa said...

Yep, Paige, it's on again tonight. He's going to be talking about emotional eating. I'm an emotional eater - no matter what my emotion, I'm eating!