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Thelma and Louise moment
December 31, 2013 - Andy Flynn
For all those people who said they’re going to lose weight with me in 2014, we’re almost to our Thelma and Louise moment when we clasp hands and drive off the cliff together.
“I’ll do it with you after New Year’s Day,” everyone says. That’s two days and counting, and I’m holding you to your promise.
For now, I’ll join you and enjoy a New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day without guilt and get back on track Jan. 2. Moderation is the key. I have to keep telling myself that.
I lost some more weight this past week but can’t reveal the number until the Lake Placid News hits the stands on Thursday. For this week’s column, I spoke to a nutrition consultant (a former Tupper Laker) at the Green Goddess Natural Market in Lake Placid about weight-loss tips.
What I’ve found since launching the Lake Placid Diet two weeks ago is a community of people who are struggling as much as I am, not just in Lake Placid but all over the country. My supporters on Facebook continue to inspire me, and I don’t want to let them down.
While there have been more than 90 comments so far, here’s one from Dec. 26 that kept me going this week. It’s from my fellow Tupper Lake High School Class of 1987 classmate Kellie Trudeau (Savage):
“Awesome job, Andy. It’s not easy and a struggle. I’m proud of you, and yes you are an inspiration. I recently lost 27 lbs. and just gained two (I’m sure more since yesterday’s meal.) You make me realize I need to do this too.”
Thanks, Kellie. It’s comments like these that will keep me going throughout the year.
See you in 2014.
P.S. I watched the Chris Taylor documentary "Food Fight" on Hulu last night and highly recommend it.
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This is Andy Flynn's "before" photo on Jan. 30, 2005 -- another failed attempt at losing weight in the new year. Hopefully 2014 will be a different story. (Photo by Dawn Flynn)