Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Hi Slimmers!

I love this image, posted on Outdated By Design. According to Avery, it's "[f]rom a 1950s healthy and beauty guide by Joe Bonomo."  The words on the above posted image looks blurry on my smartphone.  I assume it will be difficult for others to see on their smartphones, so I've rewritten what it says here:



A good stretch in the morning to get the kinks out of your muscles is a swell idea.

The best time to exercise is before eating, or an hour after you have a meal.

Brisk exercise followed by a stimulating shower is the right way to begin the day.

Now you are ready for breakfast. You have earned it and how you will enjoy it!


Put aside all the cares of the day when you sit down to dinner at night.

Relax your mind with a good book, and your body in your favorite chair.

Now is the time for evening exercises. Make them short and snappy.

Next a tepid shower to put you in the mood for a long, soothing sleep.

Good night! Sleep well and you will awaken a more beautiful woman.


Whether you choose to do your exercises in the morning or evening, the benefits will be the same. Determine which time of the day best suits your own convenience... and set that hour as your daily beauty-building period. If it is at all possible for your to undertake the ritual routines in both the morning and again in the evening, by all means do so.


It is best to exercise before eating. However, if this is not possible, let at least an hour pass after the meal. This will allow sufficient time before the exercises draw blood away from the stomach and to the muscular tissues being affected by the exercises.


Push aside all cares of the day and give yourself completely to the task at hand. Concentrate on each movement and what it is accomplishing.


Exercise causes you to breathe more heavily than is customary. Be sure that the room in which you exercise is properly ventilated and well aired.


Cumbersome clothes will only prove a handicap during these sessions. It is recommended that you do exercises while wearing only a well-fitting brassiere and panties. A plastic or cotton exercise suit is also ideal.

I like that Bonomo equates beauty with exercise. It's true, exercise is part of a beauty regimen; it will truly make us beautiful inside and out. When we exercise, we create and reveal a more well-formed shape that enables us to look great in or out of clothes. Just like with makeup and clothes, exercise can be used to enhance our best physical features and minimize our less favorable ones.  However, unlike with makeup and clothes, excercise improves our insides. With exercise, we improve our organ and cellular functions, blood flow, mobility, flexibility, strength, mood, outlook on life, energy and vitatily - everything associated with youth and beauty.  Whatever is happening inside of us affects our outward appearance.  I think it's motivating to think of an hour of exercise as a "beauty-building period."  Who doesn't want to look and feel prettier, more youthful? I think it's more motivating than thinking of weight, waist, and other health numbers... but to each her own. 💋 👠👗💆😍

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Marilyn Monroe, Plus-Sized?

Happy Sunday Slimmers!

Marilyn Monroe was basically a protein queen (her diet is explained here).  For breakfast, she drank a "protein shake" of two raw eggs mixed in a glass of warm milk. For dinner, she ate broiled lamb, steak or liver with four or five raw carrots. Occasionally, she treated herself to an ice cream sundae. Ms. Monroe was a high protein OMADer (a person who eats only one meal per day). Oh, ans she liked liver, as I do. She was truly ahead of her time.

I've often heard people say that Marilyn Monroe was plus-sized (in the fashion industry, plus-size is pretty much any double-digit dress size, or one above size 10); however, people are wrong to think that Marilyn Monroe wore a double-digit dress size! Marilyn had a 22 inch waist! The 5'5", 115-120 lb beauty wore 36D bra and had measurements of 35-22-35 (inches)!!! 

Have an awesome slimming week! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Little Inspiration => A Count Bites, Not Calories! : 18 week update: GOAL wieght reached today!!!!!!!!!...

This post is so inspirational and detailed! She lost 68.4 pounds in 18 weeks by counting bites. I won't summarize her journey because she's done a phenomenal job of doing it herself. Many thanks to Amanda for sharing her journey and story with us. Enjoy! Count Bites, Not Calories! : 18 week update: GOAL wieght reached today!!!!!!!!!...: (REPOST)

18 week update: GOAL wieght reached today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today has been 18 weeks scince I started counting bites October 14th, 2013

Started October 14, 2013 218.2 lbs

1 week October 21st, 2013 208.4 lbs 78 bites per day average 9.8 lb loss
2 week October 28, 2013 205.4 lbs 71 bites per day average 3 lb loss
3 wks November 4, 2013 200 lbs 60 bites per day average 5.4 lb loss
4 wks November 11, 2013 194.4 lbs 40 bites per day average 5.6 lb loss
5 wks November 18, 2013 192.2 lbs 36 bites per day average 2.2 lb loss
6 wks November 25, 2013 191.8 lbs 34 bites per day average .4 lb loss
7 wks December 2, 2013 185.4 lbs 33 bites per day average 6.4 lb loss
8 wks December 9, 2013 182.2 lbs 23 bites per day average 3.2 lbs loss
9 wks December 16, 2013 176.8 lbs 17 bites per day average 5.4 lbs loss
10 wks December 23, 2013 172.8 lbs 18 bites per day average 4 lbs lost 2.5 miles per day average
11 wks December 30, 2013 171.2 lbs 21 bites per day average 1.6 lbs lost 3.2 miles per day average
12 wks January 6, 2014 167.2 lbs 18 bites per day average 4 lbs lost 4 miles per day average 1.1 bite of fruit/veg per day average
13 wks January 13, 2014 163.2 lbs 16 bites per day average 4 lbs lost 4 miles per day average 1 bite fruit/veg per day average. Added one pound weights to a lot of walks this week
14 wks January 20, 2014 160.6 lbs 20 bites per day average 2.6 lbs lost 3.7 miles per day average .5 fruit/veg per day average
15 wks January 27, 2014 157.4 lbs  22 bites per day average 3.2 lbs lost 4 miles per day average  .4 bites fruit/veg per day average. Added close to 2 lbs weights in each hand alot of walking time this week!
16 wks February 3, 2014  157.8  4 miles per day gained .4 lb
17 wks February 10,2014 152 lbs  4 miles per day walked  5.8 lbs lost 
18 wks February 17, 2014 149.8 lbs 4 miles per day walked  aprox 34 bites per day average

68.4 lbs  lbs lost in 18 weeks! My goal was 150 lbs, so I have reached my goal wieght today!

I plan to gradually increase my bites, and I keep upping the intensity of my exercise, so hopefully that means more bites for maintenance! I already did my contract for this week how many bites I would eat, so I will have to do a new maintenance one for next week!