Well, I have totally sucked at this since I started. And I think I have the least to lose out of all of us!
In the last few weeks life has picked up a gear and has been manic. There’s been lots of eating out and lots of alcohol. Far from losing weight I have gained it. And the next two weeks mean it will only get worse.
On Tuesday I walked round John Lewis on Oxford Street looking for a dress for New Year’s Eve. Typically when I have money to spend in a specific place I can’t give it away. I tried on 8 dresses and hated them all. Too frumpy or too tight.
Yesterday I found two dresses, in the sale, in Phase 8 but was really down about having to buy a 14, something I swore I would never do again. All the walking I am doing is keeping my legs and bum trim but the top half of my body – last year, toned to within an inch of it’s life by 3 Body Pump classes a week – is showing it’s middle age wobbliness in all its glory. Size 12 zips struggle with the boobs and the arms are too tight. This is why I love shoes so much.
Then yesterday even my Fitbit gave up on me and stopped working. I have managed to replace it today as, despite the admirable attempts of my online adviser, Pablo, last night, it refused to sync with anything. I got the last one in the store so will be back at it tomorrow. I stopped logging my food a few weeks back. There was no particular reason, and it was a big mistake, but lets be honest, anything I do between now and January 2 is going to be a waste of time. So at the very least I will be relaxed, and at best I will try and be mindful about what I eat until Monday 5 January, then I’ll get back to it. I don’t want my life to be ruled by dieting etc, and I think the Fitbit will be great at maintaining good habits. I just need to get back into them.
Today though, I have a really bad cold and sore throat so don’t feel like eating at all!