paris: the new workout

29 May

we’re planning on going to paris in december.

 i’ve been wanting to go to paris for over 25 years.  i just really wanted to go with someone i loved.  like romantically (sorry mom.)

Amy Robert

so now, ROF is using his one week of vacation to take me there!  december may seem like an odd time to go, don’t you think?  not the spring when the buds on the trees are budding and the lovers are strolling down the Seine.  sidetracked <i hate that word ‘lovers’ by the way.  love-er.  almost hate that as much as the M word.>  

but there is a reason i picked december.  

it is the last month in the year and i’d like to lose 40 lbs before going to paris.  i better start.  that’s a lot of weight in not a lot of time.  the problem is, i don’t really want to change anything.  it’s no secret that ROF and i like the good life.  and that is what it is.  indulgence.  we like good friends, good wine, good food, good everything!  and i love living that kind of life with ROF.  but i’m going to have to tap the brakes, as they say, before paris.

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because this is my DREAM TRIP and i can’t settle for anything less than feeling great while i’m there.

so if you have some diet pointers (other than stop opening your mouth and eating good things) – send them my way.  use the code word “PARIS”.  I’ll know what you’re talking about.

10 Responses to “paris: the new workout”

  1. Caroline May 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    My oldest friend lost 135 pounds with the on line site LOSE IT. Very straight forward program that requires logging all foods and exercise. You determine not only how much you want to lose but how quickly! Good luck. Paris is worth striving for.

    • amyefulford May 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

      Thank Caroline! I’m going to check it out! And you are right, Paris is worth striving for! That is my new mantra!!

  2. Fran Shelton May 30, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Sounds romantic! Don’t you think you should include the pastor who officiated at your wedding so that you could renew your vows?! My tip—currently I am on a modified version of the South Beach diet and I have been floored how easy it is, how much better I feel, and the way the pounds disappear. Basically, it is eating lots of protein–eggs, meats, veggies, and yogurt (I LOVE yogurt!). Also, I do the online version so everyday I get tips and recipes! I’ve learned how to make delish turkey meatballs–Asian and Swedish! it will work! I will be thinking of you! love, Fran

    • amyefulford May 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Thanks Fran! We miss u big time!! Love u!!

  3. janesheisSandra June 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Feeling great in Paris is definitely worth it!! I believe in good old fashion hard work…cut the carbs and exercise, it works for me every time 🙂 Btw check out our Paris pics if you haven’t already

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