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Today, being Monday, heralds the arrival of another 'I really must start that diet on Monday' effort.

I rather suspect that like a lot of previous Mondays I mean well but realistically will shift up to a stone before lapsing.

However by not trying I am admitting failure - therefore today's the first day of the rest of my life (again!).

Posted at 22nd Nov 2010 - 09:45AM   Posted by Jaynebeth   Ever Hopeful Comments: 7

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Even lapsing on a diet is better than not trying at all. The intention is there and it is hard to stay on course. If you need any encouragement read all the 24 pages of "Something must be done" in the slimming forum.
Best of luck!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 22nd Nov 2010 at 09:56AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Forget the fruit salad you would only feel hungry on that. The one thing about the Dukan diet is you never feel hungry and yet the weight just falls off. So come and joins us and feel wonderful.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 10:00AM

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Fennie's Avatar You know so many people would like a resolution stiffner to pop into one's mind at the end of a hard day, or when friends arrive, or something untoward happens then the diet, or whatever it was, slips. Then the next day it slips without nearly so much effort and by the third day all pretences at resolution are dropped and one has to 'start over' as our friends say across the Pond.

Maybe Faith could organise a homework. A little rhyme to be uttered at times of exuberance or stress. To remind oneself of the true path, to give one the courage to resist that piece of fruit bread or chocolate, to force oneself to exercise even when feeling tired or ill or to lay off the wine or to put that book aside and not stay up half the night. A sort of parent in poetry or in a motto. Or maybe it could be an unflattering photograph - or even a flattering photograph.

Books always tell you how to begin - never how to stay on - have you noticed. Here is a book that will help you to stay on your diet (whatever diet you choose) - or exercise regime, or on the wagon o whatever you wish to achieve.

Yes definitely it's a task for the Purple Coo. Rope in all those Nighshazean thinkers. All those couragistas from Woozelstar, all those dreamy healing Amethysts, and all those mysterious but heartwarming Dove Swingers of the Peace Lamp.

So, Faith, there's an idea for our next Homework.

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Nov 2010 at 10:05AM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar One of the best reminders to stay on a diet is CHADS - Cancer, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Stroke. It has a nice rhythym to it on the treadmill and is the very sobering reason not to be obese.

I won't be eating this massive fruit salad as I don't like many components, but I am resolute.

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 22nd Nov 2010 at 10:09AM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Eat some nice low fat protein to fill you up - the trick is satiety which is what the Slimming World and Dukan diets are based on.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 22nd Nov 2010 at 11:37AM

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Milla's Avatar CHADS certainly is sobering. Sad

Posted by: Milla on 22nd Nov 2010 at 11:48AM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar No not failure Jaynebeth...you are just human!

CHADS?

I just read that (chokes on 2 sausage sandwiches with lashings of butter and tomato ketchup)

Just heard on the radio that Montagu (Earl of Sandwich) invented said snack so that he didn't have to get up and leave the gaming table....

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:38PM

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