10
Jul
08

Losing Weight

                                   

“Tell me how to lose weight”, “I really want to lose weight, how do you do it?”  We get asked these questions ALL the time.  Here’s what we think; We can (and will) give you fitness tips, eating styles and tricks that really help us maintain the bodies that we’ve worked hard for.  But there are two things that’ll play more of a part in your success than any specific food plan or gym move that we can give you.  You want a magic pill? We’re not going to lie to you…if that really existed…well we’d BOTH be out of jobs because everybody would be svelte without any effort!

 

Here it is; One; you have to REALLY want it.  Thinking that it might be nice to be a bit smaller, or to get back in your jeans, or to maybe feel like a hottie as the lights get dimmed is not, in our experience going to cut it.  You have to get connected to WHY you really want it.  Feel it, taste it, how you’re going to walk into a room, your sense of pride in yourself; get a photo of yourself at your hottest, imagine your body effortlessly doing what it struggles with now.

 

And just so we’re clear here.  We are not saying that a one-size fits all. We are not all designed to be a size 2.  Honestly…very few of us are meant to be that way. Listen….I’m  only that way because of my job…I could healthily and happily be a size or two bigger (and Lacey would prefer me to have a little extra junk in that trunk if you know what I’m sayin’?!).  What we mean…….is striving to be the best possible version of yourself…whether you’re an pixie like cutie or a fine, thick mamasita. YOU KNOW if you feed your body right, and work it out good or not. You don’t need us or anyone else to tell you that.

 

Two; Figure out WHY you eat the way you do.  Yeah…we know some of its convenience (but even McDonald’s sells salads) and bad habits, and not really knowing WHAT to eat.  But we’re willing to bet that if you’ve passed step one and you know you really want this….. then a lot of the difficulty is that you eat for reasons other than hunger.

 

What do we mean? That until we get aware of it, we often eat because we’re tired, or sad, or angry or lonely.  Because we’re frustrated, because the man that bumped into us on the bus said something crude and all of a sudden we feel gross, or feel like we did when we were a little kid…and it’s not good.  And before we know it we’ve stuffed half a pack of Oreos and….well then it’s all gone to hell and we might as well finish the pack and order some pizza.

 

Becoming honest with WHY you do something is the first step in instigating real and lasting change.  Only then can you start to address the underlying issues.  My food disorders were as much about NOT thinking about what I was really unhappy about because that was too scary.  It was ‘easier’ to obsess about the size of my thighs.

 

Lacey and Jessica truly, fundamentally believe that if you start to get your head right, your body will follow.  We believe that how you treat your body is a direct reflection of how you really feel about yourself (whether you over or under eat…..neither are good!!).  We are all complex creatures and a lot of us don’t pay our emotions enough respect.  A lot of the time we ignore them, hope they’ll go away if we don’t listen. Well guess what…they never really leave unless we acknowledge them! Until then…..WE EAT THEM.

 

Upcoming BLOG will be what Jessica and Lacey choose to eat and why!

                        

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5 Responses to “Losing Weight”


  1. 1 vividaudio
    July 11, 2008 at 2:13 am

    I’m looking forward to your next post! Its pretty awesome that this blog is coinciding with my own weight loss “adventure”. I know I want it, I know why I’ve been such a bad eater in the past…now onto the technical aspect of it! What to eat, when to eat, the best exercise, how long to exercise, etc.

    Thank you for all the advice!

  2. 2 Lisa
    July 11, 2008 at 8:19 am

    That’s awesome advice! Really made me think, thankyou! x

  3. 3 EL CHINGON
    July 14, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY… XOXO THANKS

  4. 4 Stephania
    September 10, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Dear Jessica and Lacey: I’ve ran into this blog by chance (well, after the Afterellen interview a couple of days ago) and I have found the (virtual) “support” or influence that I’ve been looking for for a long long time! If only I lived in NYC or in the U.S… if you plan to move to Geneva one of these days, I’ll be glad to become one of your client/patient 🙂 thank you for putting so much of yourselves into this blog, for the good of all! Greetings from Geneva.

  5. 5 jessica clark
    September 10, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Thank YOU Stephanie… to feel as though we are making some kind of a contribution is honestly why we do this blog and your comment just gave me the biggest smile for the start of my day. The wonders of the online community and how we can all be in different parts of the world and still connect in this meaningful way is a strange, wonderful gift!
    Thank you again and we hope to hear from you soon 🙂


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