Pretty Happy Being Me | Reflections from the Faux Diet Queen

weight loss fdqWhat sorts of things do you dream about having, girlfriend? This week our silly Faux Diet Queen has been thinking about things she would really like. Or would she?

The Faux Diet Queen (or as we affectionately call her, FDQ) has agreed to share her latest (and last) weight loss journey with us as a regular feature at Girlfriendology. We hope you’ll join us to cheer her on, nudge her back on track when she strays, and generally giggle along.

Some people consider it wishful thinking. Others think I’m a little ridiculous.

It’s just that I want so many things.

Sure, I want the great big things like world peace and an end to hunger. But I also want little things.

I want things like chocolate chewing gum, and children who do all their chores without being reminded, and to have gorgeous eyelashes that don’t need six coats of mascara just to come out of hiding.

I want (just once) to go shopping and find the perfect outfit on the first rack in the first store—and for it to be on sale. I want to discover that dresses I’ve held on to for waaaay too many years have come back in style. I want to win a sweepstakes where the prize is having someone clean my house every week for the rest of my life. I want a pot that tells me when it’s about to burn the green beans.

I want fingernails that don’t break 30 minutes after a manicure. I want to discover a recipe for Tollhouse cookies with no calories. I want to wake up one morning to discover that I’ve reached my perfect weight overnight.

At least I think I want those things. But maybe not. Maybe waking up some morning to find all those things have happened wouldn’t be the start to the best day of my life.

If I woke up with beautiful nails, I’d feel obligated to maintain them no matter what.

If I woke up with incredible eyelashes that never needed the least bit of help to look fabulous, I would have no excuse to wander the makeup aisles looking for just the right mascara. And I ENJOY the hunt for the World’s Greatest Mascara.

If I woke up looking like Heidi Klum none—but seriously NONE—of my clothes would fit. My favorite shoes would be too small (imagine).

And worst of all, I wouldn’t be me. And I’m pretty happy being me.

(But I’d still really like good chocolate-flavored chewing gum.)

The Faux Diet Queen is a Girlfriend and a Half, trying to find her Skinny Self. When she is not recording her weight loss journey from the bottom of a bag of chocolate chips, she is constantly on the search for ways to improve the trip back to her smaller jeans. Her posts can be found here on Girlfriendology every Friday.

What things do you sort-of-but-maybe-not-really want? Tell us your experiences balancing your life!

Girlfriendology / Debba here: We love our girlfriends no matter what size jeans they wear or what the scales tell them if they’re brave enough to get on them. (Something I personally avoid like the plague.) But, we also want our girlfriends to be around and healthy for a long time. We’re sharing this journey that our girlfriend, FDQ (the FAB Faux Diet Queen) because it’s what girlfriends do – we go through life and diet together (and shoe shopping, and highs and lows …). Join us on her journey to fitness and good health. We’re excited for her to motivate and inspire us all!

Here’s some more Faux Diet Queen ‘adventures.’ Stop back next Friday for the next installment!

p.s. If your food stories fall into a more serious topic, like emotional eating, we’ve got a great girlfriend for you to meet too – ELLEN SHUMAN. She’s shared great advice on emotional eating on various guest blogs and podcasts. (Her podcast on emotional eating is our #1 listened to interview so lots of us have some emotional eating issues or friends/family who do.)

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Some people say I’m needy. Others think I’m just a dreamer. Still others consider me ridiculous.

It’s just that I want so many things.

Sure, I want the great big things like world peace and an end to hunger. But I also want little things.

I want things like chocolate chewing gum, and children who do all their chores without being reminded, and to have gorgeous eyelashes that don’t need six coats of mascara just to come out of hiding.

I want (just once) to go shopping and find the perfect outfit on the first rack in the first store—and for it to be on sale. I want to discover that dresses I’ve held on to for waaaay too many years have come back in style. I want to win a sweepstakes where the prize is having someone clean my house every week for the rest of my life. I want a pot that tells me when it’s about to burn the green beans.

I want fingernails that don’t break 30 minutes after a manicure. I want to discover a recipe for Tollhouse cookies with no calories. I want to wake up one morning to discover that I’ve reached my perfect weight overnight.

At least I think I want those things. But maybe not. Maybe waking u

Some people say I’m needy. Others think I’m just a dreamer. Still others consider me ridiculous.

It’s just that I want so many things.

Sure, I want the great big things like world peace and an end to hunger. But I also want little things.

I want things like chocolate chewing gum, and children who do all their chores without being reminded, and to have gorgeous eyelashes that don’t need six coats of mascara just to come out of hiding.

I want (just once) to go shopping and find the perfect outfit on the first rack in the first store—and for it to be on sale. I want to discover that dresses I’ve held on to for waaaay too many years have come back in style. I want to win a sweepstakes where the prize is having someone clean my house every week for the rest of my life. I want a pot that tells me when it’s about to burn the green beans.

I want fingernails that don’t break 30 minutes after a manicure. I want to discover a recipe for Tollhouse cookies with no calories. I want to wake up one morning to discover that I’ve reached my perfect weight overnight.

At least I think I want those things. But maybe not. Maybe waking up some morning to find all those things have happened wouldn’t be the start to the best day of my life.

If I woke up with beautiful nails, I’d feel obligated to maintain them no matter what.

If I woke up with incredible eyelashes that never needed the least bit of help to look fabulous, I would have no excuse to wander the makeup aisles looking for just the right mascara. And I ENJOY the hunt for the World’s Greatest Mascara.

If I woke up looking like Heidi Klum none—but seriously NONE—of my clothes would fit. My favorite shoes would be too small (imagine).

And worst of all, I wouldn’t be me. And I’m pretty happy being me.

(But I’d still really like good chocolate-flavored chewing gum.)

p some morning to find all those things have happened wouldn’t be the start to the best day of my life.

If I woke up with beautiful nails, I’d feel obligated to maintain them no matter what.

If I woke up with incredible eyelashes that never needed the least bit of help to look fabulous, I would have no excuse to wander the makeup aisles looking for just the right mascara. And I ENJOY the hunt for the World’s Greatest Mascara.

If I woke up looking like Heidi Klum none—but seriously NONE—of my clothes would fit. My favorite shoes would be too small (imagine).

And worst of all, I wouldn’t be me. And I’m pretty happy being me.

(But I’d still really like good chocolate-flavored chewing gum.)

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