Like, Shut Up! Shut the Front Door!

Stacy London and Clinton KellyI seem to be on a TV roll, but whatever!

Six years ago — I can’t believe it’s been that long! — I declared my undying hatred of Queer Eye for a Straight Guy and especially of co-host Carson Kressley. Today, however, I have to admit I get a charge out of TLC’s What Not to Wear, hosted by Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. Their comments about the contestant’s former wardrobe can be rather caustic, but those are made up by London’s enthusiatic approval during the reveal, when she often gushes her trademark “Shut up! Shut the front door!” It always makes me laugh.

It’s too bad that all the makeovers are with women. Apparently, the show started off with both men and women, but nominations of men for makeovers aren’t retained anymore apparently because the transformations weren’t as dramatic. It stands to reason: women can wear dresses or pants or skirts while men can only wear pants, and most men don’t (and don’t wish to) wear makeup, so the range is not as wide. Still, I would LOVE to have a makeover myself! Perhaps it’s vain and all of that, but hey: I AM a Leo, after all.

Which reminds me: I gained a few pounds in the last year-and-a-half and I’m not feeling good about myself as a result. In fact, I’ve deliberately been avoiding stepping on the scale because I don’t really want to know where I’m at right now, but I’m thinking I need to shed 15 to 20 pounds. Ideally, I’d like to reach that goal by the time the warm weather returns in four or five months.

{5} Thoughts on “Like, Shut Up! Shut the Front Door!

  1. Oy, Jeff! I hope you’re not planning on 15 to 20 pounds in only a month. Why can’t we all be skinny like Brad? Then again, in a week I probably move one quarter as much as he does in a day! 🙂

  2. If ever you find a quick and easy way to shed those pounds, PLEASE let me know. 🙂 I need to lose about twice as much as you do!! I’m hoping that cutting back on those pies, cookies, muffins and other baked goodies and late night snacks will help. And also getting off of my butt and get moving! Bonne chance! 🙂

  3. Hey Claude: Back in 2004, I lost about 25 pounds in about 2.5 months by first cutting down immensely then controlling carbs. Then in the following several months, I stabilized about 8 pounds lighter than the initial loss, so my total loss was over 30 pounds. My problem aren’t the pies and cookies; I simply don’t eat regularly and I choose really, REALLY bad stuff. Put it this way: I have to get reacquainted with my local grocery store.

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