Monday, June 9, 2008

strike on sweets: take two

Way back in April I made a post about giving up sweets for a while, then I promptly forgot about my mid-year resolution and continued eating dessert like every day was my birthday. Thankfully, I'm somewhat exaggerating or else I would be a total lard-o by now, but either way I completely did not follow through with my goal of avoiding all things sugary and delicious. Well, the time has come. I have managed to give up both soda AND alcohol completely, the next step naturally seems like it would be dessert, so that is my new summer resolution: no dessert until China. Luckily China is not a country known for having irresistible chocolate and pastry concoctions (like, say, France), so I'm hoping to make this a semi-permanent change.

This will definitely be more difficult than giving up soda and alcohol, because I love sweets way more than any beverage, so keep your fingers crossed for me. I also feel somewhat obligated to go on a summer diet, since pretty much every female blogger I know is dieting right now. I think it's dumb how everyone suddenly feels the need to slim down when the weather gets warm. From February to August you can't pick up a magazine without it having some kind of feature about getting bikini-ready. Are people really eating that much in the winter months that they have to detox in May and June? I don't get it. That being said, I'm totally going on a diet. I'm such a conformist. I'm not going to take measurements or anything like that, but I suppose I'll check in occasionally for accountability reasons. My goal is to lose 10 pounds by the end of August. Ready...go!


Bergdorf Brunette said...

to be honest, your goal should be to drop ~30 lbs.

now drop down and give me 20.

nicolle said...

Bebe - ya, i should probably purge my freezer of the 25 lean cuisines i just bought...i heard you should only eat food from whole foods when you're trying to lose weight, which sucks for me since the nearest whole foods in 90 miles away.

Anonymous said...

Just for your information, eating 25 Lean Cuisines is about 8,000 Calories. If you cut that number to 0, you'll lose approximately 2 lbs.

Ever consider anorexia? It's pretty efficient.

PrincessB said...

I have to say I'm on the gain weight plan. Not on purpose, but my neighbors drink an excessive amount of beer and the beer and wine can add up! I now sound like an alcoholic. Hmmm

Taryn said...

I've given up drinking indefinitely. Like I did it so much in the first place. But on the topic of sweets, that cake looks delish.