Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Diet Hell

So i'm fat, i'm not kidding, every picture you see of me has been scrutinised for hours to make sure you can't see the bits that wobble (Pretty much from the neck down) the bits that jiggle (See above) and the bits that are a lot wider than they should be (My backside now spans 2 postcodes at a time)

Im a good dieter, (I should be, i've tried nearly all of them) I can lose the weight and I vow to never put it back on again (Usually while eating a lard sandwich) but I do. I would make a good slender person, I would be a valuable asset to the slim community-but I just find it hard to START getting motivated.

Once I'm under way I give it my all, I just lack motivation to get motivation-So what i'm looking for is your best diets. Or your diet stories. I know that there are people out there who have lost weight or are losing weight, (I know this because I think I have found your lost weight on my bum!)
If I find a great diet to follow (Or if someone wants to offer to pay for me to have my jaw wired shut :-) ) I will look at doing a post each week to let you know how I'm getting on.

So if you want to see me change my name to Medium Fashionista (ooooh, where is my crystal ball?) help me out here.

I'm getting desperate

Big (but hopefully soon to be medium) Fashionista


  1. Hey my darling. I don't find it easy to maintain weight. I've gone up and down over the years. I have done WeightWatchers twice with great results. WW is a great way to lose weight and so so effective so I can't recommend it enough. The only thing is when you stop counting your points....it can get out of hand. Now I try to just be sensible. I don't deny myself anything but try not to binge either. I hate hate hate exercise. I try to force myself sometimes but it's hard. Honestly...a few weeks ago I lost 6 lbs in a week because I was on a city break and was busy non-stop. The easiest way for me to stay slim is throw myself into life. Be busy. If you're constantly on the move, shopping, dancing, work, hobbies etc etc then you're burning cals witout even realising....and not thinking about food. I hope this helps you and if you ever need a wee chat or a moan just drop me an email! I know how hard it can be! xxxx

  2. I'm a bloke and I really worry about diets. Is it just me or is there not a link between the more ridiculous the diet the more evangelical the person on it?

  3. I have a book called Get Off Your Arse and Lose Weight by Steve Miller which is really helpful in getting you motivated. No faddy diets or anything just straight talking tough love which I find more useful than someone telling me to eat black tea and beetroot for a week!

  4. I've given you my diet tips but i guess it's not for everyone. I just lost 1 stone and 4 pounds on that diet however, have comfort ate through the last 6 days of op recovery. The thing that kick started my 5 stone weight loss 2 years ago was a photo. I blew it up and put it everywhere, mirrors, desk at work, fridge and it freaked me out so much it actually stopped me eating!! It got me that down in the dumps I finally really did something. I had said up until that point that I'd tried all the diets but it was rubbish because if I had I would be thin. Am not thin now but I am happy. Am a 16 now. I feel different and people treat my differently- am no longer judged as soon as I walk through the door....it's a good feeling. Kate Moss said nothing tastes as good as skinny feels and in some ways she's right!!! Good luck xxxx

  5. I am currently on day 8 of the dukan diet and I have lost 5lbs so far! This is a big deal for me because I have a healthy diet but really struggle to lose any weight whatsoever! It's pretty hardcore and impossible if ur a vegetarian because it consists of an attack phase at the start of the diet which means you're only allowed protein... Don't get me wrong, it's boring as hell but it's not much fun not feeling great about you're body either! On day 6 I got serious sugar withdrawls- felt completely hungover even though I hadn't been drinking the night before but it only lasted 1 day! I even managed to be good when I was at jamie oliver's restaurant yesterday! So far, it has worked for me- go on to amazon and look at the reader reviews , they convinced me to give it a try!

    Whatever u decide to try though- GOOD LUCK!!


  6. Thanks guys, I get really down about it and then eat more and then put on weight which I get down about-ah you know the routine don't you.

    I need to find a diet where i can eat what i want and it falls off, I curse my slow metabolism ;-)

  7. I've been on and off weight watchers for years. It works WHEN I do it properly! x

  8. I feel your pain - I am the heaviest in my family, my 3 teenagers are all taller than me, I am also heavier than my OH and he's 6'2" the shame. I have always enjoyed my food, and exercised it off, walking, Davina DVDs, light weights, but last yr after walking and walking for an hr everyday to get away from MIL who was staying I got Plantar Faciitis which is a very painful burning heel pain - it hurt too much to walk and I ballooned,because I ate more because I felt sorry for myself, because I was getting fatter etc. Try the Harcombe Diet - book is only £4 on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harcombe-Diet-Counting-Calories-Losing/dp/1906125082/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280258424&sr=1-1
    It really worked for me. I thought about the Dukan diet but it's written by a bliddy man, no offense to men but really the weight always is lost quicker by men. This is written by a woman, she from UK, she's had everything, bulimia, anorexia, hypoglycaemia, candida, there are loads of comments from real people, and it really worked for me - I lost 10lbs in 4wks and it has stayed offand I went from a size 14 to a size 12. I don't dash to the biscuit tin every 5 mins. Sorry to go on but I really know how awful it is to feel lumpy and overweight. The only problem is that I'm still the heaviest in the family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Much love Jan x

  9. losing weight is a pain!

    ive been trying to lose weight since i was 14, lose a little, but on ALOT.

    but since feb, ive for some reason been able to lose weight.

    ive lost 3 stone in 4 months :)

    ive done cal counting now 400 cals per meal :)

    i find i think of something i wanna be able to do once ive lost the weight :)

    it helps! :)


  10. I lost 63 lbs in the least healthy way possible, but did so as a stunt to show the side effects of extreme dieting as a cautionary tale.

    Now I'm building my body back up. I've posted 130+ (and counting) articles on diet and exercise tips for the average person (no bootcamp stuff here), and some quick, easy, low-cal recipes.

    Stop by TheHungryI.org to check it out if you're interested.

  11. Well chica, as you know, I'm on my own little journey with this. As corny as it sounds, I made a point of my mission really being about getting fit and healthy and try not to be so number conscious - I don't weigh myself very often at all now.

    I know exactly what you mean about motivation. For me, what's helped is having a goal - mine is this half marathon in October. I know I have to be ready for that, so that definitely helps with the fitness side of things. The food part (I've been doing Herbalife - which is a 2 shake a day & proper dinner thingy) is hard, it takes discipline, but once I saw I was losing a bit of weight and how much easier my exercise regime has become as a result of that, the motivation just comes naturally. Now I have people in my exercise classes saying they find me motivational because I'm cheering everyone along through the class! It's mainly because I've been amazed at the results with my own body and how much better I feel.

    It really just comes down to a decision. I put off my weight loss for 3 years. I sat on my lazy ass convincing myself I didn't need to do it. One day, I thought 'enough is enough' - I set myself the goal and I'll be damned if I'm gonna give up now!

    Good luck with it sweetie - I know how hard it is, but just think of me as your personal cheerleader! xx


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