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French Women Don't Get Fat... But I Did

Hello from France. I am am American living in the land of cheese, butter, and wine. We have all heard that French women don't get fat, but apparently, American women living in France can and do. I have gained 20 pounds in the year I have lived here. I need some help climbing out of the cream-filled hole I have dug myself.

Also, my husband (being French), can eat his body weight in cured-meat and dairy products, and it seems to disappear to thin air. (No, he does not work ...
Hello from France. I am am American living in the land of cheese, butter, and wine. We have all heard that French women don't get fat, but apparently, American women living in France can and do. I have gained 20 pounds in the year I have lived here. I need some help climbing out of the cream-filled hole I have dug myself.

Also, my husband (being French), can eat his body weight in cured-meat and dairy products, and it seems to disappear to thin air. (No, he does not work out).

This, in essence, has created a perfect storm. I am looking to SP for motivation and support shrink my derriere. Merci!
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Member Since: 2/22/2012

SparkPoints: 413

Fitness Minutes: 420

My Goals:
To lose 20 pounds by my first wedding anniversary: June 10th.

My Program:
Logging all my food to stay within my calorie limit.
Gonna have to limit my wine.
Gonna try to run twice a week. I ran over the summer, but winter has been cold and I have been unmotivated.

Personal Information:
I'm a 20 something American living in France with my naturally-slim cheese-eating and Belguim beer-guzzling husband.

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SAVVYSAVANNAH
12/23/2012 11:17:59 PM

Just wanted to wish you a blessed Holiday Season and enjoy the New Year! Happy Holidays!!



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CHERIBA1967
12/6/2012 1:17:30 PM

You can do it. I'm wishing you success. Lucky you living in France!!! Is it as bueatiful as they say?? I only dream of it for now. But Ican see where it would be diffucult not to eat eat eat !!! But I know you can overcome it!! Don't give up...



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SAVVYSAVANNAH
4/24/2012 7:45:32 AM

Just checking in with you and seeing how you are doing? I haven't seen you in a while. Are you on vacation again? Just drop me a line when you get back.



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TERRIMMIX
4/3/2012 11:24:29 AM

I've always wanted to visit France. I'm trying to learn French by listening to cd's when I'm driving, just in case...lol. Welcome to SparkPeople. I know all of the people here have been so helpful to me and I have a long way to go so I need all the help I can get!



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SAVVYSAVANNAH
2/23/2012 1:10:54 PM

I love the profile photos of the french girl cartoon. It's awesome! Thanks for the message on my blog. Your whole profile is GREAT! I like the way you wrote your intro, goals, etc.

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