I have hit "the wall." The wall is the weight at which your body reaches stasis induced bliss and refuses to lose any more weight, even if you magnificently hike the subway in your sheer awesomeness. While I sit on the wall, I am thinking of creative diet ideas. Here are a few:
The jeans diet. I took my pair of next size down jeans to the gym with me today so I could look at them longingly and push myself harder doing the half-moon crane crazy pilates-yoga class. It helped a lot.
The alphabet diet. I haven't tried this one yet, but it would involve eating only food that starts with A on the first day, B on the second ... you get the idea. Q and Z will be power fasts, I suppose.
The good novel diet. Check out ten of your favorite novels and whenever you want to eat between meals just read instead. My problem is that I snack while reading, so this might not be my best option. Also, my family might starve because sometimes I can't put a good book down, and all else just sort of falls into the background.
The celebrity diet. This involves printing pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow and Audrey Hepburn and hanging them everywhere, particularly on the fridge and mirrors. The pictures need to be in high relief, emphasizing the hollow cheekbones and other anorexic features. Then I will fall into deep despair, and I can never eat when I'm in the depths of despair. I guess this could also be called the Anne of Green Gables diet.
Actually, instead of diet today, I think I will make a magical special surprise treat whose recipe will not be revealed until after the Peach Days Recipe Contest.
Do you have any good diet ideas that don't involve eating less or exercising more? Whenever I ask someone how they lost their weight lately, "Eat less. Exercise more." Blah! Gimme a crazy gimmick, people!