Potentially two thirds of my life has already gone and I am still not thin! I was once, many moons ago - I have pics to prove it... they adorn my fridge! But here I am nine days away from my 50th birthday and was dreading it . But the fact that I have just heard of two friends dying prematurely at aged 48 makes me pretty grateful to even hit this milestone and realise that getting old is much better than the alternative!
So armed with my JUDDD book (which I read from cover to cover in one sitting) I am finally trying to get thin AGAIN! Like many of you, I have tried and even succeeded...for a while. Oh yes they all work these diets for a few days, even weeks or months sometimes but I always want to get back to eating 'normally' and for me that means having everything I like and whenever I like and as much as I like! And that makes me fat - how unfair! So it seems I have a choice... rebel and eat all that and more and live with the blubber and the lack of clothes choices and the double chins and feeling unsexy and every bit of my 49.9 years or find a way to eat less! It ain't rocket science but oh it is SO hard! But maybe JUDDDing might be a mini miracle answer – I think I can diet one day at a time for the trade off of eating normally the rest of the time. Can I live with that long term? Yes maybe I can. Tomorrow is never more than 24 hours away and I can hold off most things (even pancakes or banoffee pie till then!)
So here I am three weeks into my JUDDDering and 7lbs lighter and loving this site, all my new e-friends and support. I have booked myself a beach holiday (something I never do) for my birthday to have some time to myself and meet with friends in Florida. So the less of me on the beach the better. Three stone in five weeks is a little unrealistic J but maybe the best part of a stone can be achieved.
About me: I'm single and live alone with an aged and demanding cat (of course) and work in medical sales which can be pretty hard work and long days sometimes. I sell emergency kit to hospitals, ambulances and military (lots of men in uniform, so another reason to get thin and gorgeous!) There can be lots of travel and, of course, occasions to eat out with colleagues and customers. Hard to have a DD then! I have two nights away at the end of this week so will just have to see how to manage those – when everyone else is tucking in. My workmates are used to my erratic eating plans and so will likely humour me.
So that’s the basic intro – I will add as I can and also try to contribute to everyone else’s threads. This is a fantastic site for support and thank you for welcoming me into the JUDDDing fold.
Apparently an elderly Rabbi called Hillel once said "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if not now, when?" I also heard that J F Kennedy added to that in that he said “If not together, then how?” What a great quote for this site. Take care and good luck pepes - Diane. a.k.a. HOE (Hope Over Experience!)