Week One – weight lost, 8.6 pounds.
Take a moment to let that sink in. Eight point six pounds.
Word count… um – zero.
But I’m re-immersing myself in the Regency era, and have to ask – was there ever a time when the fashions were so unforgiving to the weight-enhanced? And then you read descriptions of the meals (we’re talking upper classes here, of course), and they were enormous and went on for a very long time — why wasn’t everyone the size of a house?! Granted, in 1812 people walked a lot more than in 2012, but still — all that food! Is it processing and additives in modern food that make the difference? Could I time travel back to the Regency and eat lobster patties to my heart’s content? (And would it be worth it when you consider the hygiene standards of the era? Umm… maybe not.)