Diary of a fat lass: 2 weeks in

I’m feeling motivated and I am aware that the weight is going to shift slowly. I’ve been reading alot about women who have dieted and done a load of exercise to lose weight and then put it back on again because they can’t sustain it long term – and this is what I am trying to avoid.

My aim is to make positive changes to my lifestyle so that new habits form, which are realistic.

So, rightly or wrongly, I am doing it my way! And I’m not depriving myself but I am thinking about what I am eating and making positive choices rather than just eating.


So far the easy stuff has been…

not drinking

not eating in the evening

drinking more water

making sure I eat lunch

not snacking on anything but fruit – I have been apple hungry!

walking to work and ditching the car as much as possible


But it has been harder to…

find the time to do more exercise but I am getting there!

may 2016

But is anything changing?

As I said when I started this, I am not weighing myself because it has never worked for me before.

I feel better and I feel more positive about food and my body and I don’t feel like I am on a diet, I’m making good lifestyle changes.

I have lost 2 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my hips and 2 inches from my boobs in 2 weeks. I have never measured in this way before and this feels better for me, to see results in this way and I feel more motivated to stick to the changes I am making and to find more time for exercise.

Janine x


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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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