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Two Weeks Later...

1) FedEx'd page proofs back to publisher today with edits (suggested, hoped for). The Rebel Housewife Rules looks fantastic! On track to be in book stores in September!

2) Crazy busy with last week of school. Now we're all off for the summer--me and three kids, all day, every day. We're off to Florida next week.

3) I've gone radical on the weight loss with a 5-day "CLEANSE" and daily work-outs (on Day 3), then back to modified "carb-light" to ENJOY vacation. Working toward the swimsuit next week! Overall, I've lost 12lbs, 28 more to go over the summer...

A NEW RULE: Don't Wear White!

I'm struggling back from the excesses of the weekend Bachelorette Party--you can hear all about it, and see pictures, but you've got to SUBSCRIBE to The Rebel Housewife! Go ahead--it's free. Email to:

So I'm down 3 lbs from the 6 lbs I gained over the weekend...I was looking at all the pictures from the Bachelorette Party--they're pretty wild. I was decked out in bronze satin cargo pants, bronze strappy stilettos, and a white sleeveless collared shirt over a killer chocolate lacy/decorative bra from Intimacy--expensive enough to let it peek out a little! And that was fine...but, that white shirt in the pictures--I look like a cow! No more white! (As I'm running out the door in my white v-neck tshirt, but a tshirt is different!)

Taking my page proofs and heading out for a quick lunch and a look-see...

I am so off the wagon--

--up 6 lbs after the weekend: Bachelorette Party & Mother's Day. Nachos for the hangover, which seems to linger longer now that I am older. Ugh, I'm nearly back to where I started 10 weeks ago, and less than a week to the wedding! Back on track--tomorrow.

We got our page proofs from the publisher today--complete layout of how the book will look. It's so exciting, but at the same time--this is it. They're not likely to change anything at this point. We had an awful lot of edits on the first manuscript--I'm too nervous to look at the proofs and see if they changed things back the way we wanted or left it hacked up, which would be a disappointment. It's hard to be editted and lose control of your masterpiece!

Enough of the Counting!

You all get the idea, and I missed a day yesterday--I went up 1 lb, but I'm back to the -2 lb, and I was good today. I can handle this low-carb stuff, except for giving up chocolate, but the sugar-free chocolate (Atkins Endulge Caramel Nut Chew and Russell Stover *Sugar Free* Pecan Delight) makes it a whole lot easier. I tried Arby's low-carb turkey bacon wrap today--yum!

Heard back from Sharon Stone's rep--she declined the preview of THE REBEL HOUSEWIFE RULES, but that's okay. We've had great response from Atlanta women in the media (tv and radio). And we've still got Jada and Kelly Preston! This whole author thing with the book is such a trip--

The Third Day

...well, do you know how GOOD California Pizza Kitchen's "Rosemary Chicken" Pizza is??? With the slices of golden Yukon potatoes? Not very low-carb. And I never had a chance to really work-out today, but I walked around the soccer fields about a dozen times during my daughter's soccer practice--three soccer moms, high-stepping it around the fields for a good 30 minutes...I'll let you know how it works out on the scale in the morning--

On the endorsement project: I talked to Jada Pinkett Smith's publicist today, AND Kelly Preston's manager--they called me! We're sending them preview copies of THE REBEL HOUSEWIFE RULES: TO HECK WITH DOMESTIC BLISS! We sent out a one-page fax this morning to "Honorary Rebel Housewives"--50 fabulous women, high profile wives and mothers to ask if we could send a preview copy (ideally for positive endorsements we can blurb on the back cover). I didn't know what to expect--I'm thrilled! (There's got to be a better word than that--)