Monday, 26 January 2009

Fun Monday - Diets

Grace is our hostess this week and this is our assignment:

Many people make resolutions during the month of January and they usually include diets/eating healthy/losing weight and all that good stuff. I myself decided to try the Weight Watchers this time round. My assignment is to tell us about a diet or two (Atkins, Sonoma, Weight Watchers, South Beach, the You on a Diet, Best Life, The Abs Diet, The Zone, Cabbage Soup, E-Diets, Dr Phil, Jenny Craig, The Meditteranean Diet, Nutrisystem, Slim-Fast, Suzzane Sommers or No Name diet etc etc) that you have tried and what you liked or did not like about it. You can tell us about one diet that you had so much success with, or another that was a torture to follow or both.

Photo assignment: post a photo of something/someone that makes you feel good about yourself. It could be your loved one, your pet, your part of the world, anything goes.

Dieting. Oh yes. Been there done that. Many, many times. Although to be honest, I don't usually do fad diets. The last two years I've been to Weight Watchers. It really does help and I managed to get down to my target weight both times. The problem I have is keeping there. By the time I reach my target weight I am bored silly of dieting and slowly but surely go back to where I was before. I just can't seem to manage the maintenance.

That said, Weight Watchers is the only diet that I've followed that I have actually managed to stick to. It's pretty easy to do, at least, I did the Core Plan and I found that easier than Points. I tried the points but that just made me obsess about food because you have to be constantly thinking about it.

But the weight is sneaking up again and I really need to crack down and eat sensibly. My biggest problem is my sweet tooth. It overrides everything, and my willpower is not very strong at the best of times.

I was also going to include a feel-good photo but someone has done something so incredibly, mind-bendingly stupid that has hit me hard in the pocket that I am struggling to feel good about anything right now.


  1. A lot of people swear by Weight Watchers. My cousin is one of them, but apparently it is fairly easy to revert to bad habits. She lost lots of weight, then started dating a man who drank beer - her downfall. But after watching her lose all that weight, I am sorely tempted.

    I hope whoever it was that did the incredibly stupid thing can make it up to you so that you can feel good again!

  2. I agree about WW. Ignore those stupid people; just feel good!!

  3. My eldest daughter has done WW a couple of times and like you she did really well. Unfortunately, she too finds it difficult to maintain target weight.

  4. I give WW thumbs up also. I guess the answer is "Will power" to stick to anyting. uh oh, hope you are feeling better about things real soon.

  5. I am so sorry, I hope you will have a nicer day tomorrow. thanks for playing and for volunteering to host next week

  6. Oooooohhh - I have a sweet tooth too! That is definitely my downfall. If I don't eat at least one piece of candy a day, I start to have withdrawl.

  7. I took Tracey (of Francie the Corkie fame) to pick up her car from the mechanic's today. She was thoughtful and brought a gift of four, okay, five slices of her delicious coconut spice sugar cake. They were gone by the time I drove the seven miles home.

  8. Hi Angela,
    I am sorry about the struggle to feel good. I hope that things are better now. I am glad that you played Fun Monday this week. I miss chatting with you on Plurk. Take care.

  9. Dedication and maintenance truly is the key to success, isn't it?


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