Foodblogging Makes You Fat!
A Diet for D-Day
No, no not the Slashfood everything D-Day, taking place today, I am talking about the real D-Day, the anniversary of which, just happens to fall on my birthday, too.
During my first conversation with a certain well known food blogger well over a year ago, she declared that Food blogs were no place for diets. I had to agree with her. She is one of my favourite food bloggers. I love that she has such strong opinions, and of course, when she said "who wants to read about diets" on a wickedly delicious food blog, I couldn't argue with her.
Yesterday I decided it was time to join Weightwatchers again. With the words of that foodblogger ringing in my ears, I planned to hide the fact from my food blog audience. They needn't know, I thought, it's none of their business and they just wont be interested. But then I thought some more. Hey! This is my blog, its about me and my food. If I go on a diet then the blog does too. What's more, maybe, just maybe my readers can give me a little bit of encouragement along the way. I admired Debbie, from Words to Eat by, more than anything when she declared a similar challenge on her blog, over a year ago.
By declaring my attempts to lose some weight so publicly, I have no where to hide. If I fail, I will feel embarassed and you are all going to know about it. I am not sure how the next few months are going to peter out, but I hope I will succeed. My next birthday is going to be a big one. It's the age where my life is supposed to "begin". I am really excited and looking forward to it. I will be celebrating by going to New York for the first time and I want to feel fabulous. I want to feel 23lbs lighter and I want to get fitter again too.
I promise you all, however, that despite an attempt to consume fewer calories, I will stop at nothing to keep things delicious. I hope to include more nutritional information about the recipes I feature and show everyone how following the Weightwatchers plan isn't as miserable as it might sound. Please bear with me - lets see how this goes...
PS. Please don't persuade me to try a different route from Weightwatchers. Their plan works for me and I have faith in it.
PPS Every week I will produce a number for you. The idea is that this number gets smaller and smaller over the weeks. When it reaches 0 it means I have suceeded with the challenge. We will start with 23.
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Bay Area Resources:
In San Francisco | Weightwatchers Meetings
Online Weight Loss | Weightwatchers
Blogging Food and Weightloss | Words to Eat By
An Encyclopaedic Explanation | D-Day
The American Experience | of D-Day
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