Sep 08
The Hotness Begins Again Posted by Leah

I have always been a person who enjoyed beginnings, middles and ends. I love witnessing the birth of a fresh new idea and then seeing a plan come to glorious fruition after an appropriate amount of hard work, moxie, a healthy dash of luck and some good old fashioned blood, sweat and tears. I used to pride myself on reading books from beginning to end without interruption, whilst friends of mine would have multiple books in rotation at any given moment. Professionally, I have always gravitated toward project based work. I wanted, NEEDED, to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It was the only way I felt capable of giving something my full attention and devotion. The thought of performing the same task day in and day out with no obvious end game in sight makes me nauseous. And pissy. And bored. And distracted.

So the question is why, why, why, why, WHYYYYY was I not able to see this journey through to the end? Why leave Hot Man Diet, arguably the best idea I have EVER had, before it was done, before I was healthy and strong and capable of facing the world without the good advice and sound counsel of Her Hotness? In fact, why leave the Hotness at all??!?!?

I left because I found a Hot Man.


Oh no she didn’t!!

That’s right. I found a Hot Man. And wasn’t that the whole point of this blasted endeavor?!

Okay, so maybe that story is not entirely true. I left because I found what I thought was a Real Life Hot Man but he actually turned out to be more of a Real Life Blech Blech with a Side of Pickled Blech. And I found that out too late and I was deep in it and had to scramble to get out of it and I DID. (Yay me!) And you might recall that I came back to you, my lovely HMD’ers, right around that time and tried to rekindle our blog affair and kept it up for a lil’ while until I…well, until I just didn’t. Life got in the way, I suppose. And then right around the time I was seriously thinking about dusting off the cobwebs from Her Hotness it happened. IT happened. I got on a plane bound for Baltimore and sat down beside the Hot Man of my dreams. And here we are, almost three years in and going stronger than ever. We’ve been living together (in sin - woo hoo!!!) for a while now, and with my dog and his two cats we are the picture of domestic bliss. I am beyond lucky to have found this wonderful man and continue to grow deeper in love with him everyday. I call him The Professor because he looks like that Hot College Professor that you would have wanted to hook up with (although I had no such Hotness at the head of the class during my collegiate years). He makes me feel gorgeous and desirable even when I know I am not, he makes me laugh, makes me smile, makes me happy. And when you’re happy you don’t need the Hotness, right? RIGHT?!?!?!?!

Wrong. You ALWAYS need the Hotness.

For you see, during this first part of our very young relationship, in the midst of our newfound happiness The Professor and I have managed to do some serious damage to our midsections. Between romantic dinners out, cozy dinners in, drinks on the beach, annual summer trips to the food haven that is New York City and various and other food related happy happiness, we have packed on some serious pounds. Both of us. We’ve been sucker punched by Happy Relationship Weight Gain. So now we’ve got to fight. We’ve got to figure out how to keep the Happy Relationship but lose the Weight Gain. ‘Cause when you’re looking at the prospect of a wonderful life together, you kinda want to make sure it is as long and healthy as possible.

So here I am. I have come back to the place where it all began. I need the Hotness. I have ALWAYS needed the Hotness. Let’s begin again, shall we? And this time, this time, we will complete the journey. Here goes…

Week 1: down 1.8 pounds

That’s a good start!

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