Thursday, March 06, 2008

Celebrating a decade lost

Ten pounds. Finally. I've lost about half the weight of our typical Thanksgiving turkey. Jeans fit better. Blouses aren't so tight.

I'll try to maintain that progress as I travel to Atlanta today, but a couple of things are working against me regarding any hopes of weekend weight loss. For one, I fully intend to chow down on real fried chicken at The Colonnade. Portion sizes be damned. I'm going whole hog - chicken - on this one. New Yorkers are good at lots of things, but fried chicken ain't one of 'em. Not even Sylvia's in Harlem. So. Fried chicken is on the list - that's about 980 points, I reckon.

For two, Kate and I have a couple of appointments with wedding cake bakers tomorrow. It is my bounden duty as soon-to-be Mother of the Bride to test everything put before me. What kind of person would I be if I didn't make sure that our wedding guests have the most fabulous confection of buttery cake and gooey icing placed before them on The Day? The only thing I won't be able to test is anything involving chocolate, since I made a solemn pact with God and Liz about chocolate and Lent (a couple more weeks to go on that one). Wedding cakes? Bring 'em on!

Perhaps I can take off Monday and spend the day on a treadmill. Hm.

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posted by MaryB @ 9:46 AM 


Blogger Elsie said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Love your attitude. Sometimes people go overboard in their efforts to slim down and end up failing in the end. I think a piece or two or three or ten of fried chicken on occasion won't hurt, and not feeling deprived will only help. It is absolutely your responsibility to be sure that your guests are served the most delicious wedding cake ever, so eating cake doesn't even count! Do you have a weight loss goal in mind? I only ask, because having seen you in person, I can't imagine it being much more than ten pounds, so you must be almost there! Have a great time in Atlanta. Hi to Kate.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mary....

I've been through the wedding cake sampling before. Everyone knows the mother of the bride has to give the okie-doke on that decision. It may be a little extravegant as far as calories go...but what a way to go. That was one of the more fun and scrumptious times I can remember. Just enjoy sweetie...your diet will be there when you're done. Enjoy every minute of the wedding planning with Kate. ~Joy

2:54 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Well done, mary! That's fantastic. You will be such a svelte mother-of-the-bride.

It's a special weekend for you and special occasions are allowed, so I hope you're enjoying that fried chicken right now!

6:06 AM  
Blogger tamarika said...

Congrats, Mary! Have a wonderful time putting this celebration together.

1:17 PM  
Blogger jomoore said...

Yay, Mary! Good going! But there's always got to be room in life for fried chicken (and cake).

7:49 PM  
Blogger MaryB said...

Thanks to all for the weight-loss support.Trust me, I will not melt away. Actually, I'm aiming for 25 pounds. We'll see. Also, what good is a diet that forbids forever cake and fried chicken, eh?

10:37 AM  

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