Monday, 5 January 2009

Farewell to fromage

Cheese. Farewell my friend.

The regime has begun.

Just to clarify, I'm talking about diet and exercise. Not Nazis. Yes, I am firmly back on the health wagon. Rice cakes? Check. Green tea? Check. Sudden cravings for fattening food that I don't even normally like? Double check.

This is going to be the year I finally lose the weight I've wanted to lose since I was old enough to care about such things. So, since I was about 14 then. I have been a yo-yo dieter for years and years and years. So it stops. Now. I like to think of it more as a change of lifestyle than a diet. Because diets really don't work. They make you resentful and then, once you've lost a few pounds, you give up, eat a krispy kreme and *bang* your thighs are back to where they were to begin with. So this is going to be a complete lifestyle makeover.

God, I sound like a nob.

Goals are thus:
  • Go to the gym 3x a week (ideally 4 but who am I kidding?)
  • Eat healthily. More fish, vegetables and fruit. Less butter, cheese (oh cheddar, I miss thee already), crisps and bread. I'm actually salivating just because I typed that last sentence. I sicken myself.
  • Drink less booze. Because it does nothing for the waistline, self esteem or sanity.
  • Read more books and less trashy magazines. I want to exercise my mind too. Exercise my mind? Somebody please punch me for writing that.
  • Walk more. Sit less.

All I need is willpower and encouragement and a life of svelte wonderment can be mine. Oh yes.


Susan said...

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Brennig said...

God, this could have been written by Soph! :)

LizSara said...

I am also on the diet/exercise thing as is Wee-h and Nuttycow. so far i have discovered that celery and lettuce take more calories to eat than they contain and I can and will, never give up cheese! We are being all helpful and full of dieting cameraderie on Twitter at the moment...I predict it won't be long until one of us gets angry at diet food

Emma said...

Woo good luck with this. I'd have real trouble aying au revoir to cheese! Good luck!