It is coincidental that the premier of the new ABC show, The Revolution - which, by the way, I vowed never to watch in protest of the cancellation of One Life to Live, but then I caved and watched because it features Tim Gunn - on whom, by the way, I have a serious straight woman/gay man crush - ... Ok, that sentence got off track so let's start again.
It is coincidental that the premier of the new ABC show, The Revolution, coincided with the beginning of my own personal revolution, in which I overthrow the tyranny of junk food and emotional eating and reveal the thinner, stronger, more stylish me. At least that's the plan. And The Revolution has been a huge encouragement - daily diet, exercise and wardrobe tips plus the weekly "hero" who shows their five-month weight-loss/health make-over condensed into five days.
We are now at the one month mark, and doing well. So basically, this post serves two purposes: 1. To promote The Revolution - it's worth watching if for nothing more than the fashion tips from Tim - and my new best friend, Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is the only "diet" plan I've ever stuck to for more than two days and, so far at least, it's been as easy as a life without lemon cupcakes can be; and 2. to tell the world (or at least the 4 members who read this blog) that I will do this. I will learn healthier diet and exercise habits. I have no dreams of being my pre-marriage/pre-baby skinny self, but I will be a healthy, sustainable size.
Putting this plan "out there" is a little scary - what do I say if I fail? - but it's also a bit empowering (for lack of a better, less cliche word). Don't worry, this is not about to become a weight-loss blog where I talk about nothing else and give you bite-by-bite playbacks of my day. I've read a few of those, and they're not my thing. But I will let you know when Marie Osmond and I are set to shoot our commercial.
Whether it's losing weight, reading more books, or some other goal - have your own Revolution! Here's our theme song: