Diary of a 2015 Diet Disaster

January 2015

All the holidays are behind me. I have never been so big in my life. January 2 I’ll start my diet. I’m giving up all sweets, dining out, pizza and wine. I’m joining the gym. I’ll get up at 5am every morning to get in an hour workout!

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February 2015

Fell off the wagon. It’s too dark and cold to get up to go to the gym and everybody has been pushing food at me. I can’t get my control back.

March 2015

I’m back to what I weighed in January. I’m so depressed. I need some pizza and wine!

April 2015

It’s getting warm and If I want to go to the beach this summer I got to get this weight off! I’m giving up all sweets, dining out, pizza and wine. I’m joining the gym. I’ll get up at 5am every morning to get in an hour workout!

Round 2 with the same old diet plan that didn't work in January!

Round 2 with the same old diet plan that didn’t work in January!

May 2015

Easter candy wrecked my diet. I had a few pounds off and then I went a little crazy celebrating. I couldn’t get back on track. It’s getting hot. I really have to lose weight if I want to go to the beach this summer. I’m giving up all sweets, dining out, pizza and wine. I’m joining the gym. I’ll get up at 5am every morning to get in an hour workout!

June 2015

I’m struggling to stay on track. It’s going to be summer and I have a lot of weight to lose!

July 2015

No beach for me this summer. I never got in bathing suit shape. I’ll take the summer off and besides there is so much chaos and so little structure. I’ll get back on track when the kids go back to school.

August 2015

The summer of mumu dresses. I’m hot and I’m back to my January highest weight ever! I hope these voluminous dresses hide my voluminous body underneath!

September 2015

Kids are back in school! Order has been restored in my household. Time to get down to business and lose this weight. I’m giving up all sweets, dining out, pizza and wine. I’m joining the gym. I’ll get up at 5am every morning to get in an hour workout!

Round 3 with the same old diet plan that didn't work in January or April!

Round 3 with the same old diet plan that didn’t work in January or April!

October 2015

The 5am gym plan isn’t working so well. It’s impossible to go to the gym and come home to get the kids ready for school to catch the bus. I’m doing well on my diet, though.

November 2015

Well, I was doing well on my diet until Halloween. I shouldn’t have bought the Halloween candy for the neighborhood on October 15. I really shouldn’t have bought leftover Halloween candy (a bargain! Half price!) on November 1. I’ve fallen off the wagon and with Thanksgiving and the holidays on the way, it’s going to be hard to get back control.

December 2015

I never did get any control back! It’s not going to happen now. I’ve never been this big in my life! I’ll start a diet in January!

January 2016

OMG! I never thought I’d step on the scale and see this number! I’ve never been so big in my life! I’m really going on a diet this time! I’m giving up all sweets, dining out, pizza and wine. I’m joining the gym. I’ll get up at 5am every morning to get in an hour workout!

Round 4 with the same old diet plan that didn't work in 2015 but maybe a miracle will happen in 2016?

Round 4 with the same old diet plan that didn’t work in 2015 but maybe a miracle will happen in 2016?

If nothing ever changes, nothing will ever change. 2016 could be the year of a Diet Delight, but it takes learning from mistakes and making a new plan to avoid making them all over again!

Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.