• First a thank you, then we’re going to talk about me. M’kay?

    I’m so overwhelmed and excited about the participation in Women’s Writes Day. Marie and I can’t thank you guys enough. If you missed out on any of the awesome posts, click back to Monday’s post and scroll to the bottom for all the links. If I missed you, please let me know and I’ll add you in!

    A special thanks to DCBlogs, for listing our little project (and some AMAZING DC bloggers who contributed) in their DC Blogs Noted this morning!

    Marie and I are putting our heads together to decide if and what we want this to be. A monthly thing? A yearly thing? Something else entirely? We’re not sure yet, but if you’d like to be kept in the loop, please let us know. We certainly don’t want to bother anyone who’d rather not participate, but we don’t want to leave anyone out, either.

    Something else to note: Tomorrow will be the last of LiLu’s TMI Thursdays. While some of you may be jumping for joy that you don’t have to avoid the entire blogosphere for fear of tossing your cookies (I’m looking at you @LexaLemmy ), I know plenty of us are sad to see it go. After having done Women’s Writes yesterday, I can only imagine what LiLu’s EVERY THURSDAY must be like, so I completely understand. But why don’t we all help it go out with a bang? I know I’m going to put my TMI thinking cap on!

    AND now it’s my turn.

    Last Sunday, I stepped on the scale to see what a week of Jillian Michaels and three days of veganism had done to the horrific number that was my weight. I looked down, and pretty much jumped off the scale. I shook my head and cleared my eyes, because…that number just COULDN’T be right.

    I stepped on the scale again. Same number. I was still puzzled.

    Because the scale said I had lost 13 pounds. THIRTEEN POUNDS. IN ONE WEEK. YES, I’M GOING TO BE ALL SHOUTY ABOUT IT.

    Of course, I promptly stopped doing the Shred for the last two days, because this week is SUPER HECTIC. Jillian, I promise I’ll be back. Don’t kill me.

    And today? Today, my lovely readers, I’m wearing my “skinny” jeans. They don’t fit as well as they did before, but I’m wearing them and I can breathe. And I’ll be honest, they’re no one’s idea of skinny. But they’re MY skinny jeans. And I’m so happy to be wearing them, because they’re also my favorite pair of jeans EVER.


  1. LiLu says:

    Love love love love love love LOVE.

    You are a total rockstar, lady.
    .-= LiLu´s last blog ..Happy Hour Tonight, Beetches! =-.

    • shine says:

      I’m pretty sure my TMI tomorrow is going to have something to do with poop. But I’ll try really hard to think of something else…

  2. Denise says:

    Congratulations! That is awesome. But bigger question, how are you feeling with the digestion thing?

    • shine says:

      A lot better. My tummy is still adjusting to the extra fiber I’m eating, but I seriously feel so much better, it’s not even funny.

      The only thing I really miss so far is sushi. Fish, in general, really.

  3. Sara says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congratulations! Tell Jillian I said hello and sorry she hasn’t seen me in a while. Her man voice scares me.
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Animorphs =-.

  4. Mary says:

    You’re a rockstar. Keep it up!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..The Final Straw =-.

  5. carissa says:

    Seriously congratulations!! That is amazing!!!!!!!!!

    I haven’t tried the shred yet, and I’m a little afraid to… But my roommates been talking about it so it looks like I’m gonna give it a shot!
    .-= carissa´s last blog ..My New Bitch Roommates and the Legend of the Water Chupacabra =-.

    • shine says:

      It’s oddly not as bad and worse than you think. I don’t know how to describe it. But it’s a good workout.

  6. Tony Horton called. He wants you to X him or something. Congrats!

    • shine says:

      Why thank you, sir. I really hope your wife got her shots when she got back to the states. I don’t think feral cats in Mexico are disease-free…

  7. Emily says:

    Congrats on the weight loss! That’s amazing!!!!
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..stop means no =-.

  8. Phronk says:

    Congrats! Thirteen pounds is kind of mind blowing, even though it’s an unlucky number and you obviously made a pact with Satan.

    Is this going to make you look like Jillian Michaels? Because I’m kind of attracted to her, man voice and horse face and all.
    .-= Phronk´s last blog ..Me in Maclean’s, + Wrinkly Nuts =-.

    • shine says:

      I’m keeping my pact on the DL.

      Um, I hope I never really look like Jillian. She scares the shit out of me. Plus, I have a lovely face and I’m not going to horse it up.

  9. Marie says:

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Just remember though, always be happy with YOU!
    .-= Marie´s last blog ..A Piece of Me =-.

  10. Graygrrrl says:

    Go girl!!! I can’t wait til our Spiral Diner dinner!

    As for the Women’s Writes thing, what if there were a different topic/idea/question thrown out each month?
    .-= Graygrrrl´s last blog ..Women’s Writes- When the Past meets the Present =-.

    • shine says:

      Yes, we’re definitely going to be more specific in the future. I promise to keep you in the loop, madam.

  11. April says:

    1 – You know good and well that I’m not even slightly sad about the end of TMI Thursdays. It points out the prude in me and I don’t like it.

    2 – You already know this, but I am SO proud of you. In fact, you’ve made me buy the damn DVD and get my ace off the couch. So congratulations for the hard work and discipline paying off and thanks a lot for kicking my butt by proxy.

    3 – I bet you look HAWT in those jeans!!
    .-= April´s last blog ..Poisonous mixtures and the part where people start taking my advice! =-.

    • shine says:

      I love you, but if you don’t learn to type “ass,” I’m going to kick you in your squish mitten. It trips me up EVERY TIME.

  12. Sketch says:

    Fitting into skinny jeans is the best feeling in the whole wide world, except for the day you realize that those once skinny jeans are now too big…oh god, I’m orgasming over that memory right now. TMI?

    You are doing this thing for real. I am overthemoon proud of you.
    .-= Sketch´s last blog ..Women’s Writes- Sketch’s Sex Talks: A History =-.

  13. Hee hee. Squish mitten.

    I am so excited for you lady! There is nothing better than fitting into your clothes and liking how you feel. It’ll only get better!
    .-= Natalie Cottrell´s last blog ..My desert island must-haves. (You know, because it’s important to be put together when stranded on an island.) =-.

  14. andhari says:

    Woohoo 13 pounds is a big deal! Congratulations. Jillian Michael is badass!

    ps. I’m one of those who’s sad to see TMIT go.
    .-= andhari´s last blog ..A Piece Of Me…in April 2010 =-.

  15. RachelSmiles says:

    that is amazing! congrats! you’re making me consider going vegan… yikes! 😉

  16. wow 13lbs…i might have give this jillian a try…congratulations!
    .-= staciesmadness´s last blog ..You are a hangnail =-.

    • shine says:

      She’ll kick your ass. But in a good way. Sort of. And if you do it, those murderous thoughts you feel toward her? They’re totally normal.

  17. cavy says:

    THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! Way to go!!! I might have to try this vegan thing :)
    .-= cavy´s last blog ..i’m a mess, iphones, and @inittogymit =-.

  18. Rahul says:

    Isn’t everyday on the internet “Women’s writes?” What about men writes? FREEDOM!
    .-= Rahul´s last blog ..Jello, Tiger Woods, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Together at Last. =-.

  19. gingermandy says:

    god damn, you rockstar. maybe i will try this out after all…..
    .-= gingermandy´s last blog ..Calling all your pretentious asses. =-.

  20. jess says:

    congratulations to you!! That is an amazing number but even more so an amazing feeling. Keep up your hard work!

  21. lbluca77 says:

    Oh my god 13 pounds!! That is awesome and so impressive.
    .-= lbluca77´s last blog ..Women’s writes:Lets talk about sex…education =-.

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