1. jodi
    Jul 11, 2010 @ 21:46:01

    Very nice. 🙂 And you don’t need the spanx, seriously.

  2. Peg Herring
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 03:56:57

    This is AWESOME! I’m going to link to it everywhere I can!!!!!

  3. Jeannie Lin
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 04:23:21

    Thanks Jodi! Though I did wait until the end of my diet/exercise plan to shoot the video for a reason. And no one will ever know what the scale read. No one!

    Peg — I had a lot of fun, maybe too much fun making it. Very excited for our little fashion show in Orlando!

  4. Diana Layne
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 05:35:36

    Cute, Jeannie, it does take a lot of preparation to go to nationals, doesn’t it! Have fun and enjoy yourself now!

  5. Dara
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 07:00:50

    That was an awesome vlog! And I’m so envious–dressing as a historical character would be so much fun!

  6. Kim Law
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 08:08:38

    Very cute, Jeannie! And very well done!

  7. Don Strange
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:12:03

    that is funny! Real Funny! nice job

  8. Lynn Crain
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:25:08

    That was cute! I really wish I was going to Orlando now…great video!


  9. Julie Klassen
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 11:06:58

    I enjoyed the video. Fun! But now I’m more nervous than before about attending my first RWA conference! ;^) At least I already have my support garment packed!

  10. Anne Barton
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:01:26

    Jeannie, you are so hilarious. And talented! LOVED this.

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  12. liz talley
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:49:24

    Loved it! And I think I’m liking your hair long. I’m moderating a workshop on Saturday. Hope it doesn’t interfere because I want to go to yours.

    And that video reminded me… I need to get Spanx.

  13. Jeannie Lin
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:54:18

    I’m glad it’s giving people a little chuckle. My favorite part has to be my thin hubby enjoying that huge slice of cake. That’s pretty much every night at our household. He gets 2 desserts, I get an apple.

    By the way, I must say my trainer actually doesn’t believe in no-carbs as a rule. He just put me on a no-starch diet for these last two months. Just to exonerate you, Mr. Strange. 😉

  14. Jamie Michele
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:11:18

    Last year, I was so nervous/excited about my first conference that I barely remembered to eat in the weeks leading up to Nationals. I dropped a few pounds, and felt fabulous — lighter on my feet, more energetic, and interestingly, more in control of my eating.

    This year, not so much. I just ate four slices of bread and ten of those delightful Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps, and I’m calling it lunch at 5 PM.

    I hope you get a lovely turnout for your workshop. You’re on a fabulous panel, and you’re discussing something of interest to a great many people. I may need to come along to research an idea I’ve got for a HHl Undone…

  15. Jill James
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:07:07

    Jeannie, I liked that a lot, made me jealous I’m missing Nationals all over again. I’m sure you will look fabulous.

  16. Elisa Beatty
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:52:03

    So funny, Jeannie…no need to censor that scale reading, seriously!! You look fabulous!

  17. December
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 17:13:41

    ugh- I’ve been stressing about clothes for the past 3 weeks.

  18. Jeannie Lin
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 17:24:52

    Jamie – we had a lot on our minds last year, didn’t we? I really want to see what everyone’s costume looks like for the panel. I’m a little worried that it’s so early on Saturday, but hopefully we’ll get some early risers.

    To Jill/Lynn and others who aren’t going to conference, I hope we’ll have plenty of pictures to post. I wonder if RWA will allow video if we just do the fashion show part? Hmm….

    Julie – There’s nothing to be nervous about. Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming.

    Elisa – I wasn’t kidding — only I will every know what’s behind that CENSORED banner. Well, me and Don Strange.

    December – You’ll look fabulous, mommy to be!

  19. Darynda Jones
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 19:33:56

    This is soooo cute, Jeannie!!! I loved the censored part! And you are so right. I am starting to panic already. I have too much to do to get ready for National this year and I’m just not even close to being ready. Eeee!

  20. Elaine Steinberg
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 21:48:07

    You are truly incredible. Is there anything you can’t do?

    Have a great time at conference. I’m sure your presentation will be terrific. Sorry I’ll miss it.


  21. Vanessa Barneveld
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 03:30:55

    Hilarious, Jeannie! Wow, munching on an apple while hubby eats a creamy dessert? I admire your strength. See you in Orlando!

  22. Kathy Crouch
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 05:57:47

    Wow! That was awesome! I guess I’m behind on preparing. I’m in the denial phase…hoping that I will magically be ready when the time comes. 🙂

  23. Elisabeth Burke
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 06:51:07

    OMG! Jeannie, you are too adorable. I must say, if I had your discipline I wouldn’t be looking for a larger sash to wear around my middle. You are going to look fantastic, even without the Spanx. BTW did you know they make full body Spanx? I’ll be the one wearing that! 🙂

  24. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 15:12:55

    That’s awesome! What a hot roomie I have.

  25. Judy Ridgley
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 17:11:01

    Jeanne, how wonderful. I love this. Way to go girl, and by the way…you do not need spandex.

  26. Shawntelle Madison
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 16:37:54

    Forgot to post that I love this video!

  27. Cambria Dillon
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 09:03:30

    You are TOO CUTE! Seriously. And isn’t it so typical that boys get to eat whatever carb-loaded food they want while we have to eat food with lots of fiber? Can’t wait to see you next week!

  28. Cecilia Grant
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 10:18:09

    Hilarious. If I weren’t already planning on attending your workshop, this would have sold me. The look on your face as you contemplate the Spanx is priceless 🙂