Just today, I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. And I’ll weigh myself & use the tools and guidance from The Hacker’s Diet to help me reach (and keep) my goal.
My friend, Nancy introduced me to a blog, The Lipstick Chronicles, last weekend. It was just in time for me to hear about their new book club which is reading The Cinderella Pact, by Sarah Strohmeyer. So I had to buy the book and I’ve been reading it all week. And last night I finished it (just in time.) And I really liked it.
It’s about a pact made by 3 friends to lose weight by the first of the year. And the radically different ways each friend approached that goal. And it’s about the other challenges they faced as they met that challenge.
I’ve read a lot of books in the last couple of years where the heroine struggles with weight issues but this is the first one that really integrates the effort of a serious ‘diet’ into the plot of the novel. Weight issues are not incidental to any aspect of this novel. And I was a little nervous as that became apparent. Because it’s such a difficult topic to handle gracefully and realistically. But Strohmeyer pulled it off. There is also a subplot dealing with ethics that is very interesting.
The other amazing thing about the book is the idea of the pact itself. Because that’s exactly what I wanted to suggest for us. That we consider making our New Years resolutions today. That we make a pledge of whatever goal to be reached by New Years Day.
Why should we wait until the New Year?
[UPDATE Saturday Morning] I’m embarrassed to say that I totally forgot to mention that the author of The Cinderella Pact is one of the bloggers at The Lipstick Chronicles and actively participated in the Heart of Tartness Book Club! session yesterday. I think they plan on keeping it going through the weekend — so if you’re interested take a peek! <–.