Well, this is so cool. I was searching back through my old blog for a particular entry and stumbled across this one. Check it out to see “me” a bit more than a year ago. I blogged about how, as I wrote ’round the clock, all I did was sit in front of the computer and stuff my face. I remember that it was fun to write that self-deprecating blog post and that many of you could relate. But I think that writing that entry had an impact on me. I remember some self disgust, which was reinforced every time I got out of bed in the morning and came face to face with my reflection in the mirror. I remember how I had to unsnap my jeans every time I sat down so I could breathe.
So I got a grip on myself. It wasn’t dramatic. I didn’t go on a diet. I still ate M&Ms on occasion. I just stopped eating three full meals a day, along with a candy bar in the afternoon. I traded in my every-evening giant tub of frozen custard for a Breyers Light Double Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Bar. I can now reveal my svelter self (above), fifteen or so pounds less, two pants sizes down. I feel so much better.
Reminder to myself as deadline approaches: M&Ms DO come in a smaller sized bag!