So, I have started on my quest to look like Edward’s Bella… or Jacob’s Bella, I’m not really fussed…depends what day it is ;).

The junk food has been eliminated (eaten) and lots of fresh veg and fruit has now taken its place in my cupboards which I am actually not minding, although I must admit if I am tempted to eat anything or buy anything resembling a ton of calories, I just imagine Edward is standing next to me and the urge is suddenly not so strong.

I haven’t actually bought into any slimming programs although I am tempted with the Venus Factor Diet but I will see how I go on my own for the time being.

Thinking back to Bella and her ‘perfect’ figure, I can’t help but surmise that if, and WHEN, I lose my weight, would I think my figure to be ‘perfect’.  You hear of so many women who, even when they have lost so much, are still not happy with the way they look.  I suppose this is the way of life… but I still want to find out though!!

One of the many reasons I love Twilight is the setting, those beautiful, rolling hills and dense forests. I live in a town and try to visit the countryside as much as possible but to wake up every morning and experience all that fresh air would be wonderful. In my challenge to boost my weight loss with exercise I’ve taken up field sports; netball and rugby, although my mum’s not too convinced rugby is the way to go (and witnessing as many injuries as I have in the short time I have been doing it has put me off slightly). But at least I’m getting out in the ‘sort of’ fresh air and increasing my fitness levels, and an extra for when I’m fighting off the not-so-nice vampires!

A friend of mine has a company that specialises in custom rugby shirts and has offered to print a shirt for me that has an image of Twilight on the back for when I’m training which is brilliant and it would certainly encourage me to get out on the field with either Edward or Jacob behind me, I just need to decide on which one!

I have also decided to start watching the films again, as it has been a couple of months now and I haven’t visited the one where it all began for a while so…long overdue!  I absolutely love it when a film gets to you so much that you can never get bored of it; no matter how many times you watch it! I remember when I first saw Dirty Dancing, I was so addicted to Johnny that I started fancying this boy from school – because his name was John! Needless to say I still watch Dirty Dancing and don’t even get me started with Javier from Dirty Dancing 2!

So, I’ve figured that having an imaginary heroin or hero by your side when you’re trying to tackle a challenge, which in my case is losing weight, is not at all a bad thing, and if Edward was to stand in front of me when I momentarily stop at the cake store then becoming a size 0 is not going to be such a hard job after all, and going with programs like The Venus Factor will not be needed!