Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Years Resolutions. Go ahead and pull up a sofa.

Last year on the 2nd of January I stopped smoking. I normally don't stick to New Year's Resolutions but this was one I was pretty serious about.

I was successful going cold turkey and have been nicotine free since then. In the process, I have put on 10kgs and become a fully fledge fat-arsed fatty. So, this year my New Year's Resolution is to loose weight.

Most of you know that my weight has yo-yoed over the years and, if my mind and heart is not 100% willing, NOTHING works.  I know, I've tried. 

This is now the time to shed it.

I have a plan, I have my menu, I have my gym schedule, I don't want to be a fatty anymore.

Watch this space!


23 comments:

middle child said...

Congrats on the smoking! I know you will be successful with the weight battle too.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Congrats on quitting smoking. That is awesome. I quit 25 years ago and have been struggling with being heavy ever since but I'm still better off than I was and so are you. It only gets better from here too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you successfully stopped smoking, then you'll lose the weight as well!

Babes Mami said...

Good luck!!

Brian Miller said...

great job last year...best wishes on the weight loss...

Lost_without_a_Map said...

Oh, great...now you are gonna be cranky. No one is harder to be around than a person who smells a cheese burger, wants a cheeseburger, but can't have a cheeseburger. =/ Perhaps, you should just indulge in virtual burgers...I'll be wishing you luck with your resolution while I eat my cheeseburgers. ;}

Joshua said...

I quit smoking cold turkey almost 10 years ago. Doesn't mean I don't still want one, though.

Good luck with the exercising. Hopefully 2012 is when I'll be shedding some, too. I'm pushing for 25% which will still put me in the healthy range for my age and height. Aim high!

Mynx said...

I need to join you with that resolution. Congrats on giving up the cancer sticks. If you can do that you can do anything.

Mo said...

Going the distance in giving up smoking deseves a huge pat on the back. I've had a few friends have great success with the Dukan diet.

Akelamalu said...

Well done on giving up smoking - I gave up cold turkey 14 years ago.

Two years ago I made a resolution to lose weight and I've lost two stone, just another stone to go.

You are so right, if you haven't got the willpower and the determination there's no point in trying. You've proved you have both by giving up smoking so losing the weight will be a doddle for you. Go gal!

Bushman said...

You are so right. I tried to quit smoking many times but only until my mind was truly set did it happen. 5 years now. As for weight I went from 165 lbs to 230 lbs. I'm still waiting for my mind to set itself on this one (losing it)although i believe it won't be long. Good luck!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Congrats on quitting smoking and good luck with the weight loss! Just remember that it's not going to happen overnight, and you need to stick with it consistently before you're going to see the results you really want.

YeamieWaffles said...

This is great news. It's important to love yourself though no matter what but good luck with gyming it. I'm doing something similar too so I know it'll be tough but sure, you can do it! Congratulations on the smoking too.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

One thing at a time, right? I'm just so glad you're smoke-free now. Eating is tougher because you can't just quit it like you can quit smoking. I have some work to do in that regard also!

JoeinVegas said...

Congrats on the smoking, I hope the weight goes as well.

Not So Simply Single said...

First of all: YOU ARE GORGEOUS! So damn gorgeous that you are my idol.

Curves ROCK...

However...

Weight loss.

Ugh...

What I have learned:

It has to be a lifestyle change. Last September I gave up sugar, wheat and dairy. I started to select things that were healthier for this 50 year old body. I was tired of feeling tired, listless and old.

Glad you gave up the cigs. If you can do that, the weight loss thing will be easier than that....

Sugar, wheat and dairy...stick to your hips. There are all sorts of things that will be tasty without those things that stick to your hips...I dropped 10 pounds without trying and I ate three meals, and two snacks a day. My body feels better and my clothes definitely look better on me.

This Christmas I ate crap. So I am back on the bandwagon and gonna let go of the junk again.

I can do it, so can you.

Mark said...

I like my girls with a little meat on them. ha! Actually, I don't care about girls skinny or fat at all. But I think that you do have a good plan. I myself will take on a journey of losing 25 pounds during the Spring. We'll do this together, okay?
Your Fat Friend, m.

Rita said...

Big congrats on quitting smoking! Not an easy task. Good luck on the losing weight plan, too! You did one very difficult thing and now you're on to the next one. :)

Claire Hennessy said...

Ah I stopped smoking nearly 20 years ago now (omg has it really been that long?!) and my weight has yo-yo'd ever since. I have made 2012 my year to become a thin, Twiggy-like, stick creature! If not, I am just going to be happy being a fatty!! Wishing you good luck with the cabbages (and glad I won't be down wind of you)!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@middlechild @Bouncin'Barb @Alex @Babes Mami @Brian Miller @YeamieWaffles @Joe @Liz @Bushman Quitting smoking was something I REALLY wanted to do (for many different reasons) When I really put my mind to something I have the willpower to succeed. Thanx for all your kind words.

@Lost Without a Map I'm always fucking cranky!

@Joshua I plan to aim high.

@Mo Dukan Diet looks good. I checked out their website.

@Akelamalu A Doddle? I'm not so sure but I really want to shed the blubber

@A Beer for the Shower I'm giving myself 6 months to get to my target weight!

@NSSS thanx you, sweetie. You're awesome!

@Mark I'm not going all Twiggy on ye. Just loosing the blubber. Together, my friend, we'll stick together, M.

@Rita one at a time, right?

@Claire not aiming for Twiggy coz thats unreaslistic. I've never been a Twiggy.

Lauren Glossary said...

Sounds like we have the same goal! But flip, congrats on giving up smoking! Must be sooo hard to go cold turkey. Well done indeed x

Cyn said...

you will rock it mama!

if you can quit smoking you can do ANYTHING!

and i can soooo relate to gaining weight after ya kick the butts -- everything tastes so freakin' good!

can't wait to read about your progress & success!!

xxoo!

bailey j said...

1st of all - wow! congrats on quitting smoking and cold turkey at that. its the best decision someone can make (well besides chosing to not start in the first place!) for themselves! 2nd of all, you are so right about losing weight being unsuccessful unless the heart and mind are in it, it takes a ton of dedication. you can do it though! i believe in you!!

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