First Day

Today is the first day of my new eating plan.

When my friend came yesterday we had some photos taken playing our guitars in the sunshine.

When I saw them, and how heavy I looked in them, it just made me more determined to succeed with this.

We had a lovely hot afternoon for the beginning of September.

As my goal date is May the first next year, eight months away, my next strum in the sun should be when I have reached my goal. I really look forward to that day.

I’m not feeling too deprived as yet. I feel positive and happy to have got started.

All in all I feel I have got off to a good start on my first day.

My Journey is Soon to Begin

Well Hello!

This is my first ever blog anywhere and my first entry of my blog here at 3 Fat Chicks.

Technically I am not very sure how the page works but I will press on and hopefully work it out as I go along.

It is the very early hours of Sunday morning (3.30 am) but as you will soon learn I do like to write down my feelings at odd hours.

My Big Diet…THE big diet… starts in 5 days time on Thursday.

Why the wait? Well one of my oldest friends, Simon is visiting me from England on Wednesday. I realised there would be a few beers consumed so the best day to start the diet would be after he leaves on Thursday.

I’m feeling quite eager to get going now, but obviously I also feel a bit scared about how I am going to cope on this diet. I just cannot aford to fail because I just keep getting steadily heavier, and my body is struggling to cope.

I weighed myself today and I am now at an all time high of 212 pounds, or as we say here in  Ireland, 15 stone 2 pounds. I would never have believed anyone if they had told me 5 years ago that I would ever weigh this much.

Still, I must remain positive, and must remind myself that from the moment I start dieting that figure will be going down (quite rapidly I hope).

I’ve just had a cup of tea. I will be drinking a lot of tea over the next 8 months as it is very low in calories, with just a few to count for the skimmed milk in it. It’s just as well I like tea.

I feel ready to start this diet in a few days and quite focussed. I have read some of the success stories on 3 Fat Chicks and I want to be one of them.

On the first of May 2011, the day I hope to reach my target weight, I hope to be sitting here looking back at this blog entry feeling full of joy that I am no longer that overweight person, but a new me, Healthy, happy and fit.