Cate is nominated for the Academy Award!! :D :D
Anonymous said: Hello!! Different anon haha :) Where do you get your information regarding the Cohen diet (Is there a website where I don't have to sign up and pay haha)? Do you follow a strict meal plan or just refrain from eating the food they don't recommend? Thank you!
Yo! Recommended to me by titas, actually, so I had a vague idea of what I was getting myself into. They have information sessions where they pretty much brainstorm you into joining anyway :)) I follow an eating program that involves eating food they don’t allow :D
Anonymous said: Hi Vicky! I hope this doesn't sound intrusive but what kind of diet are you doing right now? I noticed you lost a significant amount of weight and I really want to know your secret! How long and how many pounds did you lose since you started your diet? I have a hard time losing pounds and the more I try to diet, the more my weight goes up :( Please help!
Hey! Not at all. I’m doing Cohen :) Been doing it for 6 months, have lost 40 at most, gained at least 20 of that back, am back on track and trying to get to my targeted weight so I can finally be a (proper) foodie.*
If you can, I’d recommend that you go through with it. If you feel like you really need it, that is. It’s not easy, actually, but I could have made it less difficult for myself. Given the 20-pound gain, I figured I got some brain stuff I need to sort out, which is good, I guess, at least now I know. So if you’re going to do it, let me tell ye (which they probably tried to tell me from the very beginning, except maybe I wasn’t listening): finish it fast. Go through the whole business without deviating ‘cause it is hell trying to get back on track.
But what the hell, right? You learn. Discipline’s the word.
*I hate calling it a diet precisely because I treated it like a diet and so I got myself into a sad mess. I hate the word.
To end on a more hopeful note, though, I fell in love with food again because of the program and really, losing all that excess baggage has made me feel so, so good, like I could do anything. (Also, I taste food better.) I guess that’s what keeps me going, remembering that feeling of lightness. I guess I slipped because it got freaky deaky when you look in the mirror and it takes a second or two for you to recognize that’s it’s you you’re staring at. Like your brain actually has to wave a flag. (Must also be the short purple hair. Anyway.)
I hope it helps! If you wanna talk some more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :) I feel like there will be great conversations to be had :))
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises …
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.