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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I think we've all been on a diet at one time or another, right? My husband and I have been on the Michael Thurmond Six Week Makeover Diet. He's lost 20 pounds and I've lost 15. We might have lost more if it weren't for DeBrand truffls.

When they came, my initial reaztion was a mixture of glee and dismay. A friend had sent them as a thank you after I spoke to some editors at the ACFW conference on her behalf. I could have given them away since I was on the diet, but there was no way I was going to let those mocha truffles out of my hands. I briefly contemplated eating them all in one sitting, but rejected the idea since I wasn't too fond of emergency room visits.

I stared at the box sizing up the situation. It's a food group, right? I'm sure I've seen that on the food pyramid. If they aren't they should be, and I can prove it. The diet calls for eating 2 oz of lean protein and a carb. Chocolate is a carb, right? A least the sugar is. So what would happen if I doled out one or two truffles in place of rice or fruit or baked potato? I decided it was worth a try.

My husband pooh-poohed the idea, and I almost decided not to give him his share if he was going to be a party pooper about it. But my more gracious side took over and I grudingly gave him his share. And you know what--it worked! We actually still lost weight that week. Goes to show you just how far an obsession with DeBrand truffles can take you.
Colleen Coble  
posted at 4:07 PM  
  Comments (6)
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At 1:09 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Hey, you could write a book and go on Oprah - Thr Truffle Diet. ;)

Congrats on losing 15 lbs! That's fabulous.


At 8:23 PM, Blogger eileen said...

I think your food pyramid is more to my liking than any other I've seen. Wow-15 lbs. Congrats.

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Congrats! I've got to remember that trick, esp after all the treats from Christmas.

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Congrats! YOu make me sick, you know....I just walk by a box of chocolates and ten pounds jump on me. POOR ME! LOLOL

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh my goodness, Robin, that's EXACTLY what happens to me! Okay, I lied. It's AFTER I eat the box--well, not the box, but the chocolates IN the box.

Hey, it's early and I haven't had my coffee yet. ;-)


At 9:13 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Mistress of rationalization, that's me. LOL I can ALWAYS find a reason the eat the whole box. LOL


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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