Last month, my brother asked my advice on getting Frank a box of American “sweet goodies”. I asked for mint fudge-dipped Oreos and things with caramel or peanuts but no Twinkies and no obvious junk food.
This is what Frank he got. I laid it out on our kitchen table when we got back from mum’s on the 28th Dec.
Frank is going to take all the stuff in the basket to work but that still leaves an awful lot of yummy things, such as peanut butter M&Ms, Butter Fingers and the mint fudge-dipped Oreos.
I looked at it, realising that if I had ANY of it, I’d not be able to control how much I had and that “just one piece” would very soon spiral out of control.
I resolved not to have any of it at all and tweeted: Why wait for 1 Jan to start my diet! Target: lose 45lbs / 20.5kg by June. I will tweet my food diary.
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision but I have stuck to it. I am now three days in to proper dieting.
When I started the Food Confessional, I didn’t know whether anyone would be reading it; I had to imagine that there were people reading and judging, or else it wouldn’t have worked for me.
However, I know how many followers I have on Twitter – many are people I know who do read my tweets.
Tweeting my food diary is effective for me.