We all know that dieting is hard. Especially if you’re like me, and you have the lethal combination of terminal laziness, added to an almost limitless appetite, plus a couple of endocrine disorders which make losing weight twice as hard. Oh, and then there’s my ever present tendency to make excuses about why I can’t/don’t/won’t do exercises/dieting. But those are the facts. I prefer sitting on my arse, I like to eat a lot of unhealthy food. It’s simple. I know why I’m fat. I know what I need to do about it.

Husband and I have ordered an exercise bike, and it will be delivered within the next fortnight. In the meantime, I should have been reducing what I eat, but I’m treating the arrival of the exercise bike as the beginning of it all, and it’s become yet another means of procrastination. There’s no good reason for this delay on my part, but I do kind of have an explanation. You see, apart from the terrifying change of lifestyle that I’m going to go through (i.e. hopping on my bike when I could be sitting on my arse, watching a Man vs. Food marathon), there’s also the fact that Diet Jayne is a MASSIVE BITCH.

Honestly, I know it probably seems that if I can talk about it like this, then I should be able to control it when I’m actually behaving like it, but I’m like a woman possessed. I’m snippy, aggressive, difficult to be around. I turn into this Jekyll and Hyde character who can’t be asked “Should you be eating that?” without angering my inner beast and ruining my relationships. But see, this is where it gets serious. Husband told me that he’d rather have a bitchy wife than a seriously ill wife. Because that’s where I’m heading if I don’t get myself in gear. And yes, I know this all seems familiar, I’ve said it all before. So this time, I’m going to try and look at it differently.

I know of many other blogs where women report their progress with their diets and I’m wondering whether to do the same. Working on the same principle as Weight Watchers, I’d effectively be shaming myself into sticking to my diet. However, I don’t want this to turn into a dieting blog, so how should I handle it? Weekly updates? I don’t know if it would even work, or if I’d even have to guts to announce my stats for you all to see.

I’d love to know what you all think, would this be the sort of thing that would motivate you? Could you put up with weekly diet updates, or would they bore you to death? Let me know.