High on many bride-to-be's checklist of things to organise for their big day is weight loss. He has asked, you've said yes, the venue has been chosen and a date set and then the diet countdown begins. It may only be for one day and yes, of course he loved you before the diet, but every girl wants to look her best on her big day. Especially when you know that the photos will be there to haunt you forever.
I am no different from any other bride-to-be although I did start Slimming World because I didn't want to be the fat bridesmaid at my Sister's wedding. But I have been really struggling with motivation of late and I don't know why. The biggest day of my life is in just over two months and I cannot stop shoving chocolate in my face. What I really want is cake but if I give in to that then I may never stop eating. The funny thing is I don't usually eat that much chocolate but since I realised I needed to drop a few stone and quickly it's all I can think about.
Ask me what one thing I want most for my big day and the answer will always be to look thin. I really want to look beautiful, as every bride does, and for me that means having that perfect nipped in waist. So why is the only person who can achieve this so hell bent on sabotaging all efforts? Why did I find it so easy to drop the pounds when I was trying to look good for my Sister's photos and not my own?
It's time for me to get with the programme and stop being my own worst enemy. So if you see me in the supermarket buying a big bar of chocolate feel free to take it from me and give me a slap.