I have long loved Marlena Spieler’s “Roving Feast” columns in the San Francisco Chronicle because of her obvious and absolute love of food. She plays in it. She frolicks in it. She lives it and loves it, and, to the joy of her readers, she writes about it. I just love hearing passionate people describe their passions. It seems to awaken something magical inside me.
Secretly, I have wondered if Marlena struggles with her weight, simply because her photo/cartoons in the paper show her a little chubby. I wondered what it would mean to her to slim down, given food is not only her life, but also her career.Well, I just got to find out. It seems she has lost about 150 lbs over the last couple of years or so, and she shares her story and slimming tips in a feature article in the paper.I mention this because hers is a terrific story of losing weight while absolutely enjoying food, perhaps, probably, more than now than when she was eating too much of it. Where she may have stuffed, she now savers. Where she may have rushed, she now relaxes and enjoys.
Marlena also shares the ups and downs of her journey, and in the process tells a great story of self-correcting. If she can self-correct and loose weight while she is wined and dined all over the world, then you can too!Here’s the link:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/01/FDQ212O9QU.DTL.