Two notes from the world of celebrity: First, Craig got knocked out of the X Factor. I really hope he doesn’t hit the biscuits hard. I believe in reality TV weightloss miracles and I don’t want to lose my innocence.
The second piece of celebrity news is the Kerry Katona is no longer bankrupt. The woman is possibly the most hideous mess of a British celebrity ever, but she has kicked the drugs, got rid of the no-good loser husband, lost weight and fixed her financial problems. All because of Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother. And her children. But mainly the reality shows.
I hate myself a little for being jealous of a woman whose most successful man-choice was Bryan McFadden.
Anyway, much like the Katona, I have my own self-improvement project going on. And it’s been a good week. I still haven’t smoked a cigarette. I passed the six-month barrier this week. I’m doing very well in college, literally thousands of words spilling out onto the page since Tuesday. I have got a Dublin City Council grant and will hopefully be able to clear my tax bill before I land in court.
I generally feel good about myself. I’m certainly not in a “dark place”. I’m not avoiding social occasions. In fact, I’m seeking them out. And enjoying them. I’m not avoiding college either, having had a wonderful week.
And yet, I find myself completely rubbish at dieting. I have cheated badly on five of the seven days since the last weigh-in.
I have been drinking lots of water and taking my fibre. So my body’s coping with the excess, but I’m absolutely disgusted with myself.
I try to cast my mind back to the morning after the Eurovision Song Contest. When I got up and stopped smoking. And it worked. After countless half-hearted, crappy attempts. I gave up smoking. Can’t the same happen with dieting? One day, it’ll just “click” and I’ll be able to do it? Please God let tomorrow be that day.
Measurements: (up and down, but not too bad)
Neck:17.25 inches/ 44.1 cm (up)
Arm: 16.25 inches/ 41.5 cm (up)
Chest: 51 inches /129.8 cm (down)
Waist: 55.25 inches/ 140.3 cm (down)
Thigh: 30.5 inches/ 77.8 cm (up)
Weight: 23 stone 4 pounds/ 326 pounds/ 147.8 kilos.
BMI is 49.4 and my body fat is 10 stone 3.75 pounds or 44.1%.
So, I’ve gained 2 pounds, the best part of a kilo.
It’s no disaster. But I really would like to have the numbers go the other way. Really and truly.
Wish me luck!