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November 4th, 2012

Marie/Maria Project Update #4

“Hi, Marie, haven’t seen you in a while,” Connie, the secretary of my former naturopath, greeted me.

“Do you have my happy pills?” I asked her.

She nodded and slid them across the counter. “By the way, I read your book and it was wonderful. I can’t believe how that chemo knocked you down. You look healthy now, though.”

I handed her my credit card. “I feel great,” I replied. “Now, I’m obsessed with mundane things like losing fifty pounds.” If I had really thought about it, I really only had to lose 45 pounds according to my self-imposed Marie/Maria Project.

“You should talk to this doctor I know about the hCG diet. People are losing a lot of weight.”

Yeah, I don’t think the reason I’m overweight is because I’m deficient in this pregnancy hormone. I think it has a little more to do with my eating too many Trader Joe Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels, too much Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road Ice Cream, Mallard’s Pumpkin Ice Cream, Bit-O-Honey… um… where was I?….

Oh yes, the last time I had pregnancy hormone in my system was over 16 years ago and that’s the way it’s going to stay.

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2 thoughts on “Marie/Maria Project Update #4

  1. I know you HATE it when people do this, but I have to ask if you have you checked out Primal or Paleo way of eating and living. I have books if you want to BORROW them. I CHERISH them, but I will loan one to you! Here it is in a nutshell: veggies and protein. Whammo.

    Don’t worry, you can snag a dark chocolate square or two in the evening. (Yes, sometimes I take that too far….) Do I follow it exactly? Hmmm… maybe 3 out of 7 days right now! But on those 3 days I feel fantastic.

    You are such a good cook. I think you would do well with this! Also, have to thank my awesome Dutch friend (YOU)for gracing my son with authentic Dutch Soup tonight!!! No, I haven’t made it yet (I am maybe 1/10th dutch- that doesn’t work for much in the way of Dutch Soup lineage). Yay! So glad when the son gets good Dutch yummies like ham buns and Dutch soup. Best MVC experience yet!

    -Bon

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