Day #13: Unlucky for some

I’ve realised that this has turned into a stealth blog, read only by those who know about it. I’m not tweeting about it because, though friends and strangers humour me, only a few really want to know about my weight loss journey. So thank you for reading and caring – I hope you find my tips helpful.

When I was doing WeightWatchers at the start of last year, the woman in charge asked ‘What is your Why?’ She meant: why do you want to lose weight – what’s the big reason? I have a few.

One is to make myself proud. I don’t believe you can have high self-esteem without being proud of yourself. If you shovel chocolate into your face all day for a long time and end up being very large and heavy as a result, it’s hard to feel good about yourself. I want to like looking in the mirror, not feel ashamed.

Another reason is to make my daughter proud of me. I want to turn up at her school and have her feel glad I’m her mum, not be embarrassed because I’m so big and clothes look terrible on me. I want to show her that you can set a goal and achieve it. And I want to model healthy eating for her, not disordered eating.

And then there are all my other goals: to be slender and fit into a sexy red dress at my birthday party; to star in my comedy music videos; to look great at my book launch; to go to a Duran Duran gig and feel confident; to have hot sex and feel as though the other person fancies me.

None of these fit in with eating whatever I want, whenever I want. That’s the crux of it.

So today I am going to make myself a bracelet with ‘MAKE YOURSELF PROUD’ on it, and wear it all the time. (My jewellery-making skills come in handy sometimes!). I hope it’ll keep me on track.

By the way, I’m on tour again tomorrow and on Wednesday, so will only be doing miniature blogs then.

Diet update

I am truly plateauing. But that’s OK. Sooner or later, my weight will drop again. It has to if I’m in a caloric deficit – that’s science!

Days: 12

Total loss: 5.6lbs

Still need to lose: 61.8lbs



Make yourself proud. Only by doing your best will you feel good about yourself.

Work out why you’re dieting. What do you want to achieve? What will make the biggest difference to your life, and how will you feel when you reach your goal?

Choose a motto that motivates you. Get it made into a bracelet and wear it. (You could also get a tattoo but that seems a bit drastic!)

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