New season, new body – let’s get ready to (not) rumble

April 7, 2011

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I started the New Year so well, full of good intentions to ditch the junk food, eat sensibly and above all, shift the blubber that means if I lie on a beach I run the risk of being harpooned.

And yet here we are now in April. I lost a stone, and managed to keep it off. But that. Is. All.

Of course I have lots of excuses. There was a lot of stress at work. My cat was diagnosed with cancer. Etc, etc. While some of the other women who began the New Year New Body plan with me have managed to carry on losing weight I’ve simply resorted to my usual pattern of comfort eating when crisis hits.

The truth is staring me in the mirror, when I can bear to look. The only person who can shift this weight is me.

So that’s why I’m restarting my New Body plan today. I firmly believe that the best way to lose weight is to have support from others, so if you’re trying to lose weight, and you want to join me, let me know and we’ll do it together. And those of you who have managed to stick with New Year New Body, it would be fab if you could share your tips.

Together we can do this.

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  • Liz April 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Lol I know exactly what you mean about the out of fashion thing – but if I lose this weight I don’t care if it’s 10 years out of date, I’m going to wear it! Good luck to you Karen x

  • Karen April 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Now that I have just finished my family bag of counters, I’m In. I have three different sizes of close in my wardrobe, I want to be in the small ones, I am starting to think that if I could get into them, they would now be out of fashion. But hey ho it’s off to the gym I go. (well tomorrow). Have had a programme designed for me as I have seriously bad back, which helped with the weight gain, mainly because I felt sorry for myself. But this time it’s for the last time.

  • would like to be a yummy mummy April 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I am on day 11 of my health and fitness plan. I am becoming obsessed with my cross trainer but don’t look any different yet! I have been blogging about it too so would be great to keep encouraging each other and meet others who want their bodies back. Good luck!! x

    • Liz April 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Definitely! Do share your links and we’ll all support each other xxx

  • Yuckymum April 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

    My NY’s resolutions always fall by the wayside about 12 hours after starting them. Think I may have to join you all. Looking at my summer clothes all packed away, is making me realise it will be cheaper to diet than to buy a brand new set!
    I wish I could be one of those that don’t eat when faced with stress, but allI do is eat..and I don’t even remember doing it!

    • Liz April 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      I’m exactly the same. And I have a wardrobe full of clothes I can’t wear, it’s nuts!

  • SurprisedZoe April 7, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Me too…

    I am so desperate I am trying chinese medicine today!

    • Liz April 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      no way – what is it?!

  • Charlotte Johnson-King April 7, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Hi Liz, I too started a new regime in January and was doing really well. Lost a stone by mid Feb. Then had a week staying with my mother, morning coffee & biscuits, lunches out with friends, copious red wine in the evenings. My new self slightly dented and a couple of lbs heavier I went skiing for a week to stay with an old school friend, more drinks, french bread, yummy cheese, so came back yet another few lbs heavier.
    So as of tomorrow(Friday) I’ll be starting again, I’m dreading getting on the scales but I’m hoping for small mercy’s that I won’t gave put all the stone back on. I should be about 12stone, and I’d like to get down to 11 before my wedding in july so that should be fairly achievable.

    • Liz April 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Definitely achievable – backing you all the way!

  • Emma April 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I could have written that post! I actually started back on my plan 3 weeks ago and have lost 2 lb and then gained it back much more hopeful for this week may even manage the gym! Definitely agree that the best way to stick to any plan is with support so here I am.

    Good Luck

    • Liz April 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Good luck to you Emma. I’m not really a gym person but am definitely going to make an effort to walk more x