Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Drunk Diet

If I've said it before, I'll say it again-- the world has gone mad!

On my never-ending journey to seek out a healthier lifestyle, I came across a rather peculiar diet book about to be released: The Drunk Diet.

Yes, this is real; not a sick attempt at parody.  Someone has actually concocted what they think might be the holy grail of how to keep those dreaded pounds off!

Written by Lady Gaga's rocker boyfriend, Luc Carl, after realizing that he was able to lose 40 lbs of weight WHILE keeping up that rock star partying lifestyle of binge drinking!  --*I'm not sure how the inevitable vomiting, followed by loss of consciousness played a role in this weight loss program, but I assume they both might be welcomed (dare I say...hoped for?) side effects of the diet.  

Here's a sneak peak at some of this brilliant, albeit unscientific, methodology:

"The Drunk Diet is Lüc's groundbreaking memoir about how he was able to drop the weight, fine-tune his body, and still party every single night of the week ... The Drunk Diet is much more than a lame series of 'do this, don't do that' tips--it's an awe-inspiring tale of an ordinary rock 'n roll guy who managed to transform a lifestyle based around whiskey and 5:00 AM cheeseburgers into a wildly successful fitness regime."
Yes... it's a mad, mad, mad world.  Be careful out there...

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's a Brand New Day...

I woke up this morning feeling really refreshed and super happy and even (dare I say it...) calm.  

Sleep.  It's a good thing!

As our move date approaches, all of us have had moments of intrepidation.  Questioning if we are doing the right thing.  Hoping we have understood God's direction in our lives, and still feeling pretty frightened about the amount of change we are about to go through.  

Even a good change can be scary. 

But what makes me more certain that this is of God, is when I tell people we are moving to Nashville from the Southern California Rivera of Orange County, I routinely get, "Oh...reeeallllly?"  That rather benign question, with sarcastic tone, is generally followed up with, "On purpose?" OR "I suppose your husband getting transferred, right?" (which is a nice way of saying, "Are you nuts?! People don't CHOOSE to leave the OC!")

You would think that these types of questions would make me even more scared.  But instead they always seem to bring a smile to my face.  Because it reminds me, once again, that this is not something we did by our own initiative.  It was something totally and completely orchestrated by God.  And that IS comforting.  It reminds me that He has something BIG and very personal planned for us! 

And besides... I think Nashville is pretty awesome!  ~said with my hands on my hips in a don't get in my face stance!~

I am once again reminded of my life verse:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, 
and he will make straight your paths.Proverbs 3:5-6