Although day 1 had actually happened yesterday, I’ll say – fortunately I had been too busy at work. Being busy is always a good thing, as it gives you less time to worry about eating.

They say that idle hands do Devils work, they also encourage ‘snacking’.

So Day1… went exceptionally well. For the first ‘monday’ in a long time, I was able to stick to the ‘plan’ without faltering (too much that is). I will admit that they day of apples and soup was well under control, but for a lunch time appointment with a friend to discuss doing some charity work – during which I had a cup of coffee (only). Usually at the end of (actually by around 10 am)…I’ve caved in – yesterday however I safely reached 5pm, and while preparing supper for the child, I happened to stumble across fresh ‘white’ bread rolls with nice crispy sesame seeds on top, and the sheer bliss of the aroma literally caused me to drool a little bit – while I buttered a roll for the child to have with his soup, (…and although I never eat ‘white’ bread, let alone bread at all) – for some reason the temptation was extremely overpowering. So I decided to have one.

See, I think it’s all about give and take… and moderation. I just made a conscious decision, that if I had the bread roll, I would not have any other junk. So aside from the one bread roll… yesterday was a booming success.

This morning has started out really well – but after some news relating to my job, which our department received yesterday ( So I attribute my cave in to the starchy bread roll – to stress) …my spirits are much higher today and so far I’ve done a sterling job of ‘egg & tomato’ for breakfast, with the ‘fruit’ set aside for my 10am snack. I sometimes wish I was one of those people who completely lost their appetite at the first sign of ‘stress’. I think from all the ‘indoctrination’ I’ve received from my mother regarding ‘comfort eating’, subliminally I’ve almost convinced myself that I do the same… it’s all a state of mind, people.

At the moment, with my wedding under my belt – my next motivational factor is ‘December’, being in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s summer time – and it get’s pretty warm down here, which means it’s sun, sea, pool and Christmas time – not a very healthy combination – but I’m determined to lose at least 10kgs [+- 22lbs] between now and the 23rd of December (because that’s when my holiday starts – WOW, that’s in a month) – and don’t ask me why I woke up so late and have now set an ‘unrealistic’ goal…. on the bright side of it all, I beat my ‘monday’. So Tuesday…. lets take you by the horns.