A quick post~
Coming soon...my first ever Blog Giveaway! Not to worry, it will have a French flair to it. A friend gave me a cute name for it...here’s a hint~
My trip counter on my computer tells me it’s twenty-five days until we leave for Paris. I am now willing to mark a few “to do’s” off my list.
1. Work on my French.
2. Lose 5 lbs.
Neither of these things have been accomplished, but the “lose 5 lbs.” thing gave me an idea. I have decided to conduct a totally unscientific experiment.
Most of you have heard of the book, “French Women Don’t Get Fat.” I own a copy, and I think she is on to something. I’ve decided to do my own version of it called~
“American Women Don’t Get Fat...or do They?”
I am going to ~GASP~ give my weight on the day before I leave for Paris. For 2 solid weeks, I will eat like a Parisian and live like a Parisian, and see what happens. Since I’ve been to Paris a few times before, here are the differences I know I will encounter...
In America...I watch what I eat only when my jeans get too tight. I eat fast food once a week. I do not exercise...except for walking on the treadmill, which, if I'm honest, comes and goes in spurts. I drive everywhere and park as close to the door as humanly possible. I snack between meals every single day. I am a potato chip junkie. I eat Oreos on occasion, but almost never eat dessert. I do not eat breakfast, only coffee. French fries are my favorite food group. I’ve never met a vegetable I like, but I do eat them. My portions here are huge, but I rarely clean my plate.
In Paris...I do not watch what I eat in any way, shape, or form. I do not snack. I do not eat fast food. I walk everywhere. I eat a croissant every morning, and tons of bread with every meal. French fries continue to be my favorite food group. I have dessert every night. My portions at meals are small, because that’s how they serve it...I always clean my plate.
So, we will see together... if an American lives like a French woman, sort of, will she gain or lose weight? For this to be a true experiment, I would have to take up smoking, but I’m not that committed.
But wait...there’s something in France that mimics smoking... I just found it on the internet. It’s called LeWhif.
It’s a new product, a cigarette like contraption, and when you “smoke” it, it gives you a dash of chocolate powder. It's supposed to be a way to enjoy chocolate without the calories. Sounds crazy, but I am going to buy one, and report back to you if it works. It’s evidently a new craze. Only in France!!
Check in tomorrow!