When Chocolate Met Diamonds

1 Part Diamonds + 1 Part Chocolate? = The NEW Girl’s Best Friend!

There once was a girl who lived happily on no breakfasts, chocolate bars, and late night diner binges. Hailing from a small town and moving to a metropolis in college had added on not only excitement but pounds.

Flash forward to Fall 2009. Six months after graduation. No signs of employment in sight, I took back to my routes and fortressed myself in at the local library. I had always been a voracious reader of anything I could get my hands on, but always avoided the diet/exercise/self-help section. My ego was inflated every time I walked past this aisle as I did my “Naomi Campbell” walk.

One day modeling down my library runway, I realized there was too much jiggle in my wiggle. I have always been considered “overweight” at 5 feet. I have also always been a prisoner to diets and exercise. My stubborness tended to outweigh the question of whether to eat breakfast or not. Most people are faced with questions in the daily news, but every morning I would wake up with the question of “Why am I not losing any weight?”

My weight had made me a slave to exercise, but little to eating. (This happened after I had tried and failed with many diets/nutrition plans.) In October of 2009, I walked down that self-help/diet/exercise aisle and was met with my own nutritional unveiling of the Watergate Scandal. An insightfully happy ending, of course…

I walked out of the aisle with three books (which I now live by) : Bethenny Frankel’s Naturally Thin, Christine Avanti’s Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads, and Elizabeth Somers’ Eat Your Way To Happiness.







I read all three books in a matter of two days and embarked on a healthier lifestyle with a negative nancy voice still plucking at the back of my head, “You know it’s never going to work, right?”. But this time, I had ammunition in the form of breakfast and real food, to detonate a positive bomb destroying that negative voice.

After losing 45 pounds, I now have the confidence of Naomi Campbell. I am free from my nutritional faux paus and always indulge when I feel the urge.

Chocolate Covered Diamonds is a fusion of my love for chocolate and diamonds, the modern day girl’s best friends. (Yes, you read that right.) My focus is to educate women on having their cake and eating it too. No bulge after you indulge. If this blog was human it would be Marilyn Monroe reincarnated.

My motivational philosophy: “It’s okay to unzip your pants for the weekend, as long as by Monday morning you can zip them back up again!

DISCLAIMER: I am by no means an exercise specialist or nutritionally certified practitioner. I am in the process of becoming a group exercise instructor and hope to also add holistic health coaching to my resume when I can afford the education. For right now, these are my own thoughts, opinions, musings, and learnings. I acquire them from other foodies, beauty consultants, fitness gurus, and health magazines.

Feel free to tweet me: @cdean17

Mail: c.dean1787@yahoo.com

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8 Responses to When Chocolate Met Diamonds

  1. Ashley Pomes says:

    Congratulations! you look great! You have a great story

  2. Karina says:

    Christy YOU ROCK!!!! I am SO happy we got to meet and hang out together at Fitness Magazine’s Tweet and Meet event! Reading your story just reassures me that I am not alone out there, even though it does feel like that sometimes. But that there are real women out there who struggle with their weight and have the guts to write their stories and along the way help others!


    • choc3178 says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Kary! It has definitely been a struggle, but once you reach your ultimate goal, there is honestly no better feeling. Every day is a new beginning! I am happy to help in your journey in regards to health and fitness in any way I am able to. I appreciate you reading! You. Can. Do. It. 🙂

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  4. R.C. Liley says:

    Hi there!

    I used to have a foodie blog, Just Add Cayenne, and we would comment back and forth frequently. It’s been a few years, but I just stumbled back on your blog and thought it was cool you were still going strong with the posts.

    You’ve also done an awesome job with getting and staying in shape, congrats! Really just wanted to pop in and say hello again! I now have a blog called Going Dad that’s all about my life as a stay-at-home dad (I quit my accounting job when we had a kid) to our now 2 year old girl.

    Anyway, hope all is well!


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