Lisa and I decided this summer to really take life by the horns. I mean, sure, having our children home 24/7 for three straight months should have been enough of a challenge, but we really like to push ourselves to the breaking point.
So, we decided that this would be the perfect time of year to start eating right and exercising.
Pretty sure the conversation went something like this…
Lisa: You know what, I have absolutely had it. I am going to get in shape and start eating better. This is ridiculous.
Ashley: (in between handfuls of M&Ms) You are so right. I cannot keep eating Lucky Charms every single night and then wonder why my pants don’t fit.
Lisa: I have a plan. I have an elliptical. I have a food scale. I am doing this.
Ashley: (in between bites of Twizzlers) You go girl! I will definitely start to think about doing this, too.
So, as with all the ways in which we rock as friends, Lisa started first. And well… I didn’t.
And then y’all the moment of truth came.
I had to put on my bathing suit for the first time since last August.
Let’s just say that you can laugh off the effects of one too many cartons of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on your jeans in January, but nothing can prepare you for the horror show that is a mom tankini come May.
It was time to get serious.
Bring on Weight Watchers. And counting points. And mindful eating.
We have been at it for a little over two weeks now, so the jury is still out on whether this will work. You know, for good.
Needless to say, when we read this post by our HILARIOUS blogging friend Vikki, we called each other on the phone in hysterics. She nailed dieting with this laugh out loud funny review of different plans and how they work. We knew immediately that we had to share it with all of you.
Researching my weight loss program options for 2013, in yet another enthusiastic but short-lived attempt to lose the same 10 pounds I’ve been working on since 1974, I did a quick review of previous epic fails….
5. Weight Watchers. Undeniably successful, if you like to spend your days searching recipes, grocery shopping, planning, cooking, counting, and charting your progress. Not for the uncommitted. Or for those with a job.
Trust us when we say that this is just a smattering of the funny you are going to find when you read this post! We are closing comments here today so you can share the Dose love with Vikki herself.