I’m putting it out there… I’m on a mission to lose weight

July 23, 2012

Dear Max

There’s nothing like putting something in writing to kickstart a plan. So I’m putting it out there – I am trying to lose weight. Sadly, I won’t shed 3kg just by writing this post, but I’m hoping that if I’m vocal about it on the www, then I’m bound to make a change.

Like the time I ran my first Comrades and blabbed to everyone that I was doing it. This was before the days of social media, but still, I managed to get the word out. When I felt like bailing many a many time, I thought that worse than having to try and get through to the finish line, was explaining to the hoards why I didn’t finish the race. So I persevered. Mostly for me, but also because I didn’t want to *fail* if I could help it.

So in the interest of being able to feel more comfortable again, and find something great to wear at your barmitzvah in ten years’ time, I’m on a mission. I’m seeing a great dietitian, Jade Campbell, and I await her plan that will hopefully help me shed around 7kg. I’m tired of my bad running pictures that expose my thighs, and spending a few rand a day on Wine Gums. And I’m tired of being scared to try on clothes.

I’ve lost weight over the years, and I’m scared of going back to 85kg or so that I was in my early 20s. It represents all that I don’t want to be again.

So here goes. Pass the rice cakes please…


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  • Romy

    Good luck! I am sure you will be able to do it and look (even more) gorgeous in a few weeks time.

    I am also on a mission to shed about 7kg, so I might need to lean on you for words of encouragement 🙂

    Cheers to weight loss and feeling better!

    July 23, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Er, I was hoping to lean on someone else for encouragement 🙂

      Thanks a mil hun!

      July 23, 2012 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Lee

    Good Luck, me to, I am doing a great plan called RE invent – it is not a diet but more a healthy eating plan – 3 down in 2 weeks and 12 to go……………eeek. But for the first time in a long time I ma super motivated so am also back at gym so you may see me running soon.

    July 23, 2012 at 9:51 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Well done Lee! That is fantastic. Good luck with the rest…

      July 23, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Denita

    all the best. argh, i have been trying to lose the last few kilo’s of baby weight after my daughter. The second time round is so much harder. you have, however, inspired me to get off my lazy (fat) bum and go and see a dietician. good luck xx

    July 23, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thank you, good luck to you too! We can be virtual diet buds? 🙂

      July 23, 2012 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Lauren Abdo

    I’m with you…..Seeing Jade tomorrow! Also in an effort to lose those nasty 3kgs!!!

    Maybe I should post it as well, hey it worked for my comrades, I would rather have died than fail in crossing the finish line.

    Good luck, may the force be with you

    July 23, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply
  • Tali Sher

    I so love and admire your honesty….such an awesome mamma and blogger you are. You go girl. I should really lay off all the comfort food here.xx

    July 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Bron

    I hear you! I’m heading back up my dietitian on Wednesday too. I know the basics and I’ve read all her notes from my previous visits 3 years ago but I just need that extra klap from her because the weight is not budging and making me mizz. All the best!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm Reply
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