Listen UP and Lighten UP!
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Tushkateers, have I got a find for you!
Their pages are overflowing with best food finds, tasty tidbits, and hot jeans. They are scouting the weight loss world looking for inside-sources, fitness experts, diet gurus, and best selling authors to interview as they shed \’lite.\’
Recently, they interviewed me (available on I-Tunes as well as on Skinny Scoopers!) We had the best time laughing it up while slimming down. After the recording stopped, I turned the tables on Chris and Lisa, and spontaneously interviewed them!
JT: You guys are so much fun! Who ARE YOU, anyway?
C&L: We are a research geek and a reformed journalist, who together have activated our “wonder twin powers” to help others unlock the mysteries of the weight loss universe.
JT: What are “wonder twin powers?”
C&L: Actually they\’re not unique to us. It\’s that universal spark that happens when two women connect and each help other to become their very best self.
JT: What ARE the mysteries of the weight loss universe?
C&L: Turns out, it\’s not so mysterious at all. We just have to be willing to accept the obvious and make the commitment to take care of ourselves.
JT: So true!!! We do have to accept the obvious! And together, you\’ve lost, or as I like to say, \’permanently removed\’ how much excess weight?
C&L: We collectively lost over 100 pounds and like most people fight like hell every day to not gain every bit of it back.
JT: How did you two find each other? Have you been BBF\’s forever?
C&L: We connected in the hood but solidified our relationship and mission in life when we landed in the same Weight Watchers meeting… one of us trying to conquer a lifetime of emotional eating, the other working to peel off post baby pounds for the fourth time.
JT: Do you mean that you are peeling off the pounds for the fourth time from the first pregnancy; or one time from each of four pregnancies?
C&L: I meant post baby pounds each time after four babies. Yes, didn\’t get back to prepregnancy weight after first baby + 5 + 5+ 5 + 5= hmmm not my goal weight anymore!!??
JT: What\’s The Skinny Scoopers mission?
C&L: To help women on \’the path\’ find the good food, the hot jeans, and be supportive sisters to all who make weight loss & better healthy and joyful journey rather than the insufferable experience.
JT: What are your top ten \’fatitude\’ tips?
C&L: Top Ten “Fatitude” Tips!!! Okay … here they are!
- Don\’t wait until you reach your goal weight to buy a cute pair of jeans. Shop NOW and buy them in the size you ARE!
- Always say yes to shoes, purses and bling.
- Don\’t let your maintenance go- style your hair, put on some makeup.
- Always secure your oxygen mask first. If you don\’t take care of yourself, you won\’t be there to help the ones you love.
- Never wear elastic waistbands.
- Surround yourself with positivity. Eliminate toxic things and people from your life!
- Get some zzzzzzzzs- can\’t lose if you don\’t snooze.
- Ask for what you need from the people you love.
- No negative self talk.
- Partner up with a friend. The journey is so much easier and fun when you have someone to share it with!
JT: I so appreciate your honesty, your style … I am totally with you on the let\’s make this journey a fun one, eliminate suffering and for sure NO elastic waistbands! Thanks for taking the time to share and lighten.
C&L: Sure thing! Thanks and you are welcome!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!