POSTED: Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:38pm
I've been reading here and enjoying all the info on this wonderful site. Thanks. My story...I'm 48 years young, was feeling heavy, eating large portions of (very good) food and my pants and skirts were too tight. I re-read FWDGF and decided to begin with the leek soup. The morning of 11/2/2009, weighing in at 146, (I'm only 5 ft. 2 inches tall) I made a large pot of leek soup. On 11/2 and 11/3, I drank broth and gagged down the slimy leeks, urinated lots and had a bit of diarrhea (sorry, TMI)...on the morning of 11/4, I was down to a weight of 140! I was VERY motivated to continue applying the principles of Mirelle's wonderful book. I purchased a scale and began weighing meat portions, measuring veggies and carbs, and discovered how delicious my food is by appreciating every bite . This morning, 1/15/2010, I weighed 131! I've increased my water consumption, decreased my portion sizes, pretty much cut out sugar...except for small desserts on occasion. I read Robert Arbor's "Joie de Vivre" (and loved it!) I'm now reading Mirelle's "French Women for All Seasons" and love it too! My clothes are fitting very differently, my skin and hair looks healthier and I feel awesome! I started making my own yogurt and even purchased some tablecloths and candles (unscented) to dress up our dinner table and then I purchased a beautiful set of Duralex Picardi glasses. I wanted our table setting and appearance as "French" as possible. :)
The Christmas holidays were hard as my husband was on vacation most of December and our two college boys were home for mid-semester break...and they were always hungry and wanted lots of dessert. During that time I did eat a bit off and didn't lose any weight, but didn't gain any either. Now that those days are behind me and hubster is back working and the college boys back at their dorms, I can concentrate more on me.
This has been a wonderful experience for me and I hope to continue it forever...I've realized I simply do not need the quantity of food I was unconsciously eating and I was not consuming enough water. Thank you, Mirelle!