I have not forgotten you.

by Andie Mitchell on September 6, 2012


I haven’t forgotten you. This is the week my book edits were submitted. I created 250 some odd pages, organized them into 14 chapters, rewrote every bit of dialogue, and gained ten [unevenly distributed] pounds in the year-long writing process. I’m very happy with the state of the manuscript, even if revising it induced night sweats, adult-onset acne, and an unrelenting fantasy of being trapped in a bakery.

Fresh posts coming your way just as soon as I shower and change out of my nightgown.



{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris C September 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

Can’t wait for the book to come out!!!


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

It happens. ;) We’re still here.


GLENDA September 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

I can’t wait until your book comes out! Any idea when that will be? Christmas New Years 2013? SOOOO looking forward to it. Will you write here about how you are going to take off the re-gained 10 pounds? By the way, I think no less of you for that.-It is part of the process. I believe our bodies fight us, once we have been fat, to get back to that new set point. A lot of re-gain is physiological. Knowing how you handled it will just enlighten us. You may decide to keep the 10 which is also fine. With love and gratitude-Glenda


Gina September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

Yay! Can’t wait to read your book once it comes out!!!


Abbie September 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

Congrats on all that hard work!!! I’m tired just thinking of it :)


Miss McBooty September 6, 2012 at 11:09 am


I need your help. I’m stuck on the high-calorie, completely bad for you food bus. How do I get off of this thing??


Theresa September 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Don’t get down on any gain of weight. Youre still you, that was what drew me to your site. You haven’t slammed yourself like others who have lost weight. I admire you as a blogger THE MOST!!!
You are #1 out of every blog I’ve read! :)
Your gentle love and kindness for the person …..at any weight……. Is what I love most about you and your writing!

With great anticipation……


Nancy September 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

You rock! Can’t wait for your book! Congrats!


Rose September 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Very exciting news! I can’t wait to pre-order it. :)

It might be interesting to see posts about how you intend to respond to the weight gain, if you’re comfortable with that.

… that sounds odd. I don’t mean it to be!


Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

I’m excited for the book :)


Sonal September 7, 2012 at 4:06 am

All this hard work will be so worth it Andi :) Can’t wait for the book to come out!


Diane Scott September 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

I am so looking forward to reading your cookbook… can hardly wait!


Bridget September 7, 2012 at 6:12 am

I CANNOT wait for your book to come out- Will you be including a DETAILED section about your time spend with Leonardo Dicaprio!?!? Just kidding…
Kind of.

Best wishes during this exciting and stressful time!


Andie September 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

B- that rendezvous is loud and clear in the book, my friend :)



Lanae September 7, 2012 at 7:03 am


So looking forward to the book! Congrats! Now, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the accomplishment. The pounds, I have no doubt you’ll deal with those in due time.



Michelle Meaney September 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm

hey Andie – huge congratulations on the book.. do u know if the book will be published and sold in Ireland…


Dominique September 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

Oh, I’m so looking forward to reading your book. Cheers.


Morgan September 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

Are you still in the shower? It’s been two days since this post came out and I’ve been checking back constantly for a new post….I miss your regular posting. Excited for your book to come out, but glad those edits are done.


Michelle in N. Cal September 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

Congrats on the submittal! Can’t wait for your book!!!! We will all be here waiting for you :-) hugs!


Erika September 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

Andie, I know that this isn’t the post for them but I wanted to tell you that I made your favorite meatball and marinara sauce yesterday and it’s now become my absolute favorite. I’ve never taken the time to make my own marinara sauce before and I now realize how huge of a difference that makes. Thank you so much for posting those recipes! AND for posting in general, your blog is my favorite :-)


*Andrea* September 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

good luck! can’t wait to read it. i CRAVE THIS BLOG!!! :):)


Diana September 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

Your work is a joy to read. I’m very excited for your book launch!


Chelsi September 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I seriously CANNOT wait for your book!!! I never read for fun during the school semester and this book will definitely cause me to break that rule :D


Liz October 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

Just recently found your blog and love reading about your journey. It’s so inspirational. I’ve told many people about your blog and I can’t wait to read your memoir. Please let me know when it is out.


Stacey October 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

thanks so much for the inspiration. time to step out of the mom jeans, strap the baby carrier on my back, and get busy moving. no need to miss out on the world, right?
can’t wait for your book!


Lisa January 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

Hi Andie-
I have looked everywhere on your blog, and even searched you on google to find the name of your book. Is it out? What will the name be? Just need a few answers so my stalking stops. :-) Hope all is well.


Donna Wasman January 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Waiting impatiently for that book to come out…soon we hope!


Tracey January 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Can’t wait to buy it! From one writer to another, everything I read on here is amazing. Everything that you will write in your book will be even better. Have fun with it!


Tery January 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Do you have a newsletters I can sign up for? I looked for it because someone else mentioned having signed up but I can’t find it. I’m going to start a weight-loss program and can only hope my husband will let me sign up for WW again. Failed several times already. I depending on those around me for support and forget to depend on me for my success. Wish me luck and much will power…something I’ve never had.


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