What is it with us women? We moan about our weight al year, and then only decide to do something about it around Christmas, when, of course, it is the hardest time to lose weight. Ever.
I’m one of those women who can go to the gym five time a week in summer and ride my bike all over town on a weekend, but them come winter (dark nights, wind and rain) trying to prise me from the sofa and my Sky+ set is pretty much impossible.
So, with 2011 coming up, have I decided to make a more sensible New Year’s Resolution? Have I ‘eckâ€¦. Once again I’m vowing to stop eating and drinking rubbish come January 1st in the hope of getting down to a cute size 10 and a happy nine stone.
I can’t do it alone thoughâ€¦ I mean, there’s no way I’m going to be able to say no to Ben & Jerry when they start waving at me from the freezer aisle in Morrisons, and the more I deny myself their cookie dough goodness, the more my brain is going to implode on itselfâ€¦ SO I’ve decided to avoid going to the supermarket altogetherâ€¦.
The problem I have is, I’m not massive, I’m not even in the size 14+ section of the shops, and I donâ€™t look THAT bad naked – not in the dark anyway – but in the society we live in today, there is so much pressure to be super slim, that it’s hard to feel comfortable in your own skin unless you can see your bones jutting out of it.
I’m not really a fan of looking like skeletor, so I’m not going to go that far, but the problem I have encountered is that it sounds as though some of these ‘quick fix’ diets work for the ‘larger ladies’ who will obviously lose more weight if they stop eating cakes and pasties, but how well will they work on me – a girl who could do better when it comes to healthy eating, but is by no means obese?
The weight clearly is going to ‘drop off’ as I’m not the size of a house, but will it work if I change my diet? And are there any other methods? Hypnotherapy, magic knickers, diets DVD’s, weight-loss bootcamps that might work? Ladies I need your help and advice!
As part of my presents from Santa this year, I’m lucky enough to have been able to get my hands on a few of these ‘direct to your door’ diets, that I’m going to be starting from January (providing my mother gets her butt out of the house in the snow) and I’m going to keep up to date with all my progressâ€¦. As well as the God’s honest truth to whether or not these diets work AND (perhaps most importantly) if they do work, but leave you feeling so hungry that you could eat a piece of MDF.
So, with only a few days to go until 2011… I better start enjoying the choccies whilst I can!