I'm fat!

Proper chubby in fact... and I hate it.
I wish I could say that catching sight of myself in the mirror this morning will give my will power the necessary kick up the bum, but it won't.
I want to be like the woman in the Sunday supplement ad' who saw a particularly unflattering photo of herself and lost a heap of weight through hard work and consistency, but I'm not.
Am I feeling sorry for myself... yes.

What to do, what to do?

Please find below a completely irrelevant photograph... only placed here in a vain attempt to cheer myself up.

P.S. I realise that the above post is miserable, self obsessed and lacking in perspective... I am fully aware that my plump problems are ridiculous compared to global warming, world poverty and England being out of some footballing competition, however it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to.

I promise normal service will be resumed tomorrow.


  1. Well, I'm putting a link here and I really think you should autotranslate and read this article! I just read it myself and it's a nice perspective by a man. The author is a famous Greek journalist and he says that all men secretly want chubby women!

    I think it will make you feel better!

  2. Aww Jus, I bet it's not as bad as you're thinking ... what is it with us women and our bodies? I do know where you're coming from though, am currently at Weight Watchers for the nth time (I'd be very wealthy if I'd saved up the money I've given them over the years) and it is difficult. Don't look for a quick solution, take it easy, make a few little changes and don't be so hard on yourself! Have a lovely week, Claire xxx

  3. Thank you for popping by, dear Jus, and your lovely thoughts xx
    As for the plump thing ... well, it's all a matter of perspective I guess. One person's plump is another person's slim, isn't it?
    But, yes, it is miserable when we catch ourselves looking larger and more "layered" than we think we are. Personally I avoid mirrors as much as possible. Especially in the changing rooms of shops aimed at girls 30 years younger than me .... yes, that happened a few weeks back.
    The other thing is I think it's all about the seasons of life. Certainly everything shifts south post-40. And I can't believe how our changing body shape means there are a great many styles we can't wear any longer... which probably isn't helping you is it? Oh dear!
    Hey, Jus, I think this: you've the loveliest friendliest face and it seems to me that with such a great face you can get away with a few extra pounds cos I bet people are enjoying your happy smile rather than evaluating your dress size :-)
    Take care dear!

  4. Most of the women I know feel like this, I certainly do!

  5. Aww Jus, me too ! So thanks for the chicken pick, I'm sure we both needed the giggle ;D