oh, hullo.


Don’t think I don’t know you’re all looking at the date of that last post. June 11. Yeah, I know. Summer is over, and now we’re into fall. I quit my job. I started law school. But nothing else has changed: I still drink Diet Coke, order takeout, and swear I’ll start doing it right tomorrow.

Last night I went to a party at a friend’s house (well, two friends’ house. They moved in together! Why is everyone growing up??). I was standing in the kitchen chatting with four other women, and I looked in the window. My reflection loomed back. I could only see how much bigger I was than everyone else. I hate that feeling. I hate thinking the first thing people notice is how big I am.

And more than that, I am not the person I want to be. I want to be a woman who goes to the gym because it’s good for her, and because it sets a good example for others. I want to be a confident person who loves herself, inside and out. I want to prove to myself that I have control and that I can put myself first.

Now, here are my questions before I get started.

1. Um … how do I do it?

I’m being semi-serious. I know losing weight and getting fit is all about a calorie deficit and exercise. I’m with you. Gots it. But … how? What should I eat?

I think low-carb is pretty much the way to go for quicker-than-normal weight loss. I’m not trying to lose 16 pounds a week, or even more than 2. But “people” (doctors, the South Beach guy, my friend Tiffany) seem to think low-carb is the way to go, so I think I will at least watch my carbs. But I also have heard the benefits of no-dairy, and I don’t drink much milk anyway. Should I do that too? And finally, while I’m not a vegetarian now, I do want to follow a vegetarian/pescetarian diet as much as I can. I don’t like the meat industry, and I just shouldn’t eat red meat, period. (Also, I love pigs.) But that’s a whole lotta food to not be eating.

I would love for you all to follow this blog and post comments. I’m going to try to model it after Theodora’s inspirational blog. She has lost 45 pounds since February. While I sat on the couch and ate saag paneer and read about her waking up at ass o’clock to get to the gym, she was waking up at ass o’clock and going to the gym and doing it. She rocks and I hope I can be half as successful as her!

So bookmark Project 30 and come back and see me. And help, or just read. Whatever you want. And if it’s been a few days since you’ve heard from me, call me out. I’m on Twitter, @soupgirl, but most of you know me through other venues. Keep me honest.

I just want to finally stop saying I’m going to do it.

I’m going to do it.

Follow Campbell!!!! Let’s keep her honest.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.