About the Mission

It’s been more than a year since I committed to a workout regimen or curtailed my calorie/fat/sodium/cholesterol intake. BAD, Sara, very BAD. And I probably would have been content to continue consuming fattening lunches and feasting on shrimp tempura, if not for the news I received last week: I am going to be a bridesmaid next October. This turn of events was thrilling! Less than thrilling, however, was the thought of getting up in front of hundreds of people in a strapless dress and mush-ceps (a.k.a. mushy triceps). I needed a plan.

The plan, as I’ve devised it, is a multi-prong attack on my high triglyceride levels and my absolute, unwavering feelings of anger toward exercise. There will be no crazy binge dieting or following of dieting fads or breakdowns in the dessert aisle at Key Foods (I mean, probably). The reason I’m starting almost a year in advance is because I want to give myself time to lose weight slowly and rationally. I love cayenne pepper, hot water and lemon as much as the next person, but I don’t really “do” liquid diets or starvation. That’s all you, Gwyneth.

This blog will be a place for me to indulge selfishly in talk about my food choices, exercise, interesting articles I’ve read, good recipes, cravings for refined sugar. I’m a bad dieter, so I know the road will be hard. I lack discipline, resolve and a commitment gene. The idea is that having a blog will keep me on track. I will be open and honest about what I am eating, even if it means confessing I just plowed through a bag of Cheese Doodles. If I skipped exercise or took too many shots last night, you’ll know about it. And, lastly, I will conduct weekly weigh-ins since you’re all nosy fussbudgets and want to know if I’m legit.

So, here we go, friends. The diet and blog launch November 16, 2009, and conclude the day of the wedding, October 30, 2010. Get ready. Buckle your seat belts. Put down the burrito. I Will Not Be a Fat Bridesmaid.

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