…is to get down to 9 stone 7lb by my next birthday, which is in May.
Sad to say, those fine words were 2018’s New Year Resolution, too. And 2017, and….well, you can guess the rest.
Each year I make the same vow. I always fall off the wagon, on or around January 12th. But in 2019 things are going to be different.
It’s easy to be optimistic when the New Year is still a few days away, but I have an extra weapon in my armoury for my next attempt. I’ll be playing mind games.
Back in February, I reviewed Paul McKenna’s Instant Confidence system (you can read more about that here).
I was very sceptical, but McKenna’s method worked so well for me that within a few months I’d stopped wishing and wondering, and signed up for a university course. As you’ll know if you’ve been following my blog, I’m now having a great time as a student at the University of Gloucestershire.
After that big success, I decided to try another of Paul McKenna’s systems. I’ve been trying (and failing) to lose baby weight since the beginning of this century. As Son Number One is now at university too, you’ll realise I haven’t had much success. If anything, I’ve been gradually putting on weight.
In hope rather than expectation, yesterday I bought McKenna’s I Can Make You Thin. I wondered about waiting until January 1st to try it out, because all the party food would have been eaten by then. There wouldn’t be so much temptation lying around. Then I thought about all the weight I’d put on in the rush to finish the post-Christmas leftovers by midnight on 31st December.
It would be a miracle if this book could stop me hoovering up food at this time of year. I decided to give it a try.
That was 24 hours ago. Since opening I Can Make You Thin, I’ve spring-cleaned the kitchen without stopping for a snack (or two, or three…). Last night, I ate only two-thirds of my home-made pizza. The weirdest thing of all is that I binned some of my porridge and fresh-fruit at breakfast this morning.
Me? Leaving some breakfast? That has never been known in my lifetime.
There are only two possible reasons for this. I’m either coming down with the bug that’s going round the village…or Paul McKenna is heading for another success.
It’s too early to say which it is, but there’s plenty of time for the novelty of McKenna’s system to wear off before New Year has even begun. Whatever happens I’ll keep you updated, so come back soon to see how I’m getting on!