Three quick things: I didn’t subscribe to the online Austin newspaper in order to read the original article, so I found the actual site for the plus-sized resort http://www.freedomparadise.com. I guess more will be made known about it, review-wise, when it actually opens next year. I didn’t know it was in Cancun. Second thing is, clothier as usual hit it on the head (so many people in this forum say it the way I wish I could!). It’s how you look at yourself. Before I started Weight Watchers, I didn’t have any criticism from anybody regarding my weight, but I just didn’t feel right, health-wise and emotionally, that weight. And people don’t know how to react once you start losing – the things they say. Now I’m at the point where people at work are saying things like, "Don’t lose any more, you’ll disappear, you’re getting too skinny, blah blah blah". Which is SO not true. I didn’t lose this weight for them or anyone else but me. As for my man, he loved me then, he loves me now, doesn’t matter what weight (and he’s 6’4" and roughly 280). I just feel better, that’s all. And trust me, I’m not overly strict with Weight Watchers (otherwise I wouldn’t come on here at all or I’d be saying things like, "Well, isn’t that fattening?"). And I would never and could never…as for the Shayna in Shayna’s Mom, she was an emotional mess, and losing the weight (49 lbs. now for her) WITH me has been an amazing thing so far!
Oh, and the third thing? Saw the pic of CW and JD and *sigh* you guys make a beautiful couple! I wish you both the best – Gey gezunterheyt!
I like my women big and fat
Now some fellas don’t like to see ’em like that
but I like to see ’em big and tall
‘Cause the bigger they come, the harder they fall!
– "It Ain’t the Meat it’s the Motion"
A wise man in Jamaica once said "Me no like ridin in a volkswagon mon, me like dem cadillac wit a big seat and ting"
I hear ya, lleechef. I bought a postcard of Vecellio’s Venus d’Urbino when I was in Firenze. I have it hanging in my cube to remind myself that women my shape were once considered the hotties of the world. And we shall rule again one day if I have anything to say about it![}:)][:)]
Thanks…now I’m blushing. You really know how to sweet talk this couple!
Clothier, first off, congrats on achieving Double Cheeseburger status. Next, I won’t argue about which of us is better looking. Let’s just say that Jane married me for my talents, expertise, and size.
Of course I’m referring to my cooking, Roadfood knowledge, and my being over 6’3". So for all of you who were thinking of other things, TAKE YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!!!(or email me privately for the truth…lol)
geez, what a dope I am… replying under CheeseWit’s login again… I must be all "fahchahtted" from the compliments [:I] that last comment came from ME (not CheeseWit) to clothier. Flattery will get you… Pumpkin Chiffon Pie!!! [:D][}:)][:D]
gee, thanks, clothier! [:I][:I][:I] DIET, SCHMIET!!!!! [:D][}:)][:X]
Our pic is on the thread "Our Roadfood Honeymoon".
I recommend all women read "The Beauty Myth"…I think it is by Naomi Wolf. Some of the info is outdated, because now they actually DO have creams that DO erase lines, etc. (ahh, technology), but the info on weight is right on. After reading it, if I caught myself in the mirror coming out of the shower, instead of thinking about a diet, I would think, "I am a fertility GODDESS!!!"
Where’s the pic? I don’t see it.
Hey clothier do I have to keep my eye on you?
No, I never went in for those "fake" diet recipes, especially anything called "Snappy!" [xx(] But I did choke down more than my share of tuna fish packed in oil, but rinsed w/ tap water, dry broiled flounder, grey-tinted powdered skim milk, and yes, even liver once a week (whose virtues I didn’t realize until I was much more mature, and discovered carmelized onions!). Was it worth it? Maybe yes, at the time, I thought so. But today’s healhty eating programs are far more civilized (and flexible) for the modern gastronome, and the momentum I need to motivate me to rejoin is growing ever stronger. All the menu-planning, shopping & prep work can be a real PITA, but also brings a measure of control to my life.
But enough seriosity, folks. I have a pumpkin chiffon pie Rx to share, and clothier’s been waiting so patiently… It’s late, though, and I have to wake up early to deal w/ the snowstorm forecast for tomorrow morning, but I PROMISE to provide it some time over the weekend while I’m snowed in. Til then, remember that life’s short, so eat dessert first, and sweet dreams to all my Roadfood friends. [:X]
Meowzart, being skinny is just a fad. The women Bottocelli painted during the Renaissance were naked, full bodied and considered to be VERY sexy and very beautiful. Being skinny and anorexic was OUT. Unfortunately now, you’re not considered sexy and beautiful unless you go to the gym every day, eat rabbit food and drink mineral water and wear a size 0, 6"2 and from Brazil. That’s ok for some people. But if you appreciate good food and drink it’s not something you do want to do the rest of your life! I believe like Julia Child says, "Everything in moderation". These resorts are ridiculous.
And I hope NOT ONE OF YOU has ever seen, eaten or attemped to prepare the Frankfurter Spectacular because you will be banned from this forum! I’m off my soap box now. Thank you.
Now I know why I didn’t even think about Weight Watchers until I was in my 40s and those weird recipes were safely in the past…I call the above "Fear Factor Food"…
At a healthy weight but unafraid of, still goin’ for, and always happy to try new Roadfood,
Harriet (Shayna’s Mom…and Shayna too!)
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