You asked for Chicago photies and I shall obey you!
Exhibit A: Token Food P0rn
American Snacks were provided yesterday afternoon so I got to experience Chicago Dogs and these giant pretzel things, served with mustard and a delicious pile of yellow goo!
Exhibit B: Brush With Fame
Jen and I went to a lunch with Jillian Michaels, trainer extraordinaire from The Biggest Loser show – just a dozen or so chicks sitting round chatting to this superbuff dame. She was only obliged to be there for an hour but instead it almost hit two because she just wouldn’t shut up, in the most wonderfully open, honest way. Sweeeet.
Exhibit C: Windswept Vixens
Back: Jen of AFG and YAWWBlog, Queen Jennette. Front: Corinna of Celebration of Curves, that Dietgirl weirdo, Wendy! Five chicks who happen to write about their bodies sometimes. But a helluva lot of other stuff too.
Late last night I also got to hang out with Weetabix but I was too intoxicated to remember to take a photo! But you will just have to take my word for it that she is hilarious, foxy and a most generous hostess to boot.
Over the past year or I’ve felt a little lost. First I went through a phase of being rather obsessed with reaching my magical goal weight, then lately I’ve moved on from that obsession and lumped with a sinking What The Fuck Do I Do Now feeling. Because I’ve spent 6.5 years pouring so much energy into Operation Lard Bust. I’ve wondered and worried as to what I’m all about; what there is to me aside from being The Chick That Lost Heaps Of Weight.
But meeting all these foxy vixens this weekend has truly kicked me up the butt. I met them because of what they’ve written about their body Issues, but now I’ve found out more about what they do and what they think about when they’re not talking about their butts. So it’s a timely reminder that there is so much more; that I have done so much more with my life than this. And I can do so much more. We all can. You can look after your body and get healthy and sweaty but it’s just one cog in the wheel. Rock n roll.