It’s time to get real

Why? After years of on again off again diets the final acceptance that diets just don’t work long term. I managed to lose heaps of weight and run a half marathon a few years ago. This came with amazing sense of achievement and of feeling better than I ever had before, but it was all downhill from there – to where I find myself today. I over trained – extremes are what I do. I burnt out, lost interest in running and then took the inevitable slide backwards – undoing all my good work and training to find myself right back at the beginning again. Complete with depression and the return to familiar patterns and bad habits.

I loved the feeling of being fit and for the first time in my life understood what it was like to have energy to burn. I want that feeling again and I have learnt enough about what needs to be done – I just have to find a better way of doing it. It’s time to try something new, so why not a blog for some form of accountability. Life is too short to obsess about this stuff or feeling this rubbish. I plan to track progress (or not) each week and hope to hear from others fighting their own battles with this stuff.

Week One is about cutting back on the wine, trying not to scarf down the contents of the fridge or pantry during the evenings, and doing daily weigh ins.

The awful truth of the matter