I think I must be one of those rare people whose metabolism makes them gain weight when they try to diet. Or I have an even rarer hormonal disease that makes me hippy.
It can't possibly be the fact that I'm eating too much.
Anyway I decided today would definitely be the day I started taking my diet seriously: my shorts are painfully tight. So it was unfortunate that I had to go to the deli in Mumbles to get some parmesan for risotto and they had some scrummy-looking olive bread and yummy cheese.
Never mind, thinks I, I'll start tomorrow.
What bit of my brain, do you think, didn't absorb the fact that I was buying olive bread and that it would have olives in it? (I don't like olives.) And my cheese wasn't as nice as usual so I could carry on with my diet after all.
Has anyone else checked out these 'I lost 3.5 stone in 3 months using this 1 amazing secret' adverts? (And are you willing to admit it?!) I so want to believe but I know in my heart it can't be true. I even checked out one of the reporters the advert claimed had been convinced by the evidence. It turned out she didn't exist.
If I drink lots of water will it fill me and stop being hungry? I'm going to be very miserable over the next few weeks.