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Welcome to The Little Black Dress Diaries

This is our first post. Two of us… um… gently plus sized women are going to get back into our favorite little black dresses (LBD)! Yes, yes, this is a fat loss diary, with a twist.

One of us was told recently, “You will get skinny, you will eat right, you will exercise, or you will die” and the other began having trouble walking because of the weight being placed in knees that had been stressed in a former car accident. Unfortunately, it has taken bad news to force us to see the error of our ways, eating and lifestyle of – sloth? Lasciviousness? Laziness? Slackness? Excuses? Ah heck, you fill in the blanks – we’ve used them all!

We will be blogging several times a week about our journey back into our little black dresses. While this is a form of accountability, we’d rather think of it as a way to share our progress, victories, and such with others who are on this journey. We opted to laugh while we work toward our goals – it’s much healither for us than crying!

While it may come across as light and fluffy, we intend to share pertinent information with you to help you in your own journey to your LBD! To that end, our blog will be linked to our website, (which is just now “in progress”). There you will find all sorts of information to help you cut through all the *ahem* (shall we say crap?) out there. There will also be healthy recipes that don’t taste like cardboard, facts, figures, and whatnot.

Our journey is all about eating right, drinking plenty of water and exercising. No special thing except dealing with the trouble people have with eating right, drinking plenty of water and exercising. HEY – if it was easy, everyone would be doing it and we wouldn’t have the obesity epidemic we have in the United States today.

Remember, we are just two women walking (and jogging and rowing and eliptical-ing and treadmilling and pedaling) a voyage to our particular goal, our LBDs! We’re not professing to be doctors, professionals of any sort, or have a plan for everyone. Between us we have enough combined information to fill a million books – all plucked from the million of books about weight loss on our own bookshelves, downloads, websites, newsletters, etc. We want to cut through that aforementioned crap and hopefully help you find a simple journey to your own LBD or other goal.

We hope you will join in our journey and enjoy the ride… and walk and row and jog… !

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6 thoughts on “Welcome to The Little Black Dress Diaries

  1. This will be a great website! I have been needing to lose weight for years
    and get free from eating sooo many sweets! Glad I’ll have some encouragement from you ladies, and with the Holy Spirit, we all can do this!
    I’m excited about this. God Bless!

  2. okay this is not good……. last night I had chex mix for dinner… I just finished a candy bar. I was sooooooo craving chocolate.
    I had to move up to my ‘fat dress pants’ today. Yes, the size 8, ONLY TIME IN MY LIFE TO WEAR A SIZE 8, are going in the dreaded closet!
    sad sad sad!
    sniff sniff

  3. I was invited to join yesterday, not knowing WHAT it was about and I was really nicely surprised. I lost that lbd figure 7 pregnancies ago…I have 1 kiddo to survive. SO I am way away and think that this can help a lot.

    I had cereal and milk for breakfast (Special K with strawberries). I am dusting off my treadmill because it is cloudy, and I will do at least 15 minutes today. Better than nothing at my age (60). In about 2 weeks I will have lots of okra green beans, sqash, tomatoes, and gr peppers to eat instead of ripe but not really ripe veggies. I got some Topsy Turvy’s and after about 6 weeks of adjusting and getting through the last of the cold fronts, they are taking off! i HAVE ROMA tomatoes in one, bush tomatoes in another, and green peppers in another. I have a lot of baby tomatoes and peppers just taking off!

  4. Hello ladies! I found the FREE website that is comparable to Weight Watchers online.
    If weight watchers works for you this is the website to check out. It will track your weight, calories, etc. and has recipes (sp?) for those of you that cook hahaha
    okay I had a breakfast bar for breakfast. Let’s see if I can refrain from munching unhealthy stuff the rest of the day!

  5. I’m looking forward to following this blog! I myself have gained back the weight I once lost (and then some). It wouldn’t be considered a tremendous amount of weight by some people, (about 20 lbs.) but it was progress none the less and I felt great about it. So, here I am telling myself everyday that I need to get back into a routine of healthy eating, drinking water (my veins are probably carrying more soda than blood), and exercising. I haven’t made that step from constantly reminding myself, to actually taking action but reading this blog may help. At least I’ll know I’m not alone!

    Great idea ladies!

  6. Great idea girls! I’m in. I hate to exercise and with school after work hardly have enough time to breath much less exercise! I know… I can do ANYTHING I WANT to do right? well I just plain ole don’t WANT to!!! There I said it! LOL
    I have very good success with weight watchers but that cost money and I have gained back 10 of the pounds I lost last year. I’m going to have to move back in my ‘big’ dress pants grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    So what is our plan of action?
    Elizabeth goal weight to loose 15#

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