Welcome to The Break-Up Diet!

Wow, the New Year is almost here already.  You know, I got the idea for The Break-Up Diet a few years ago when I broke up with someone, wrote notes on it, then put it away.  The idea came back to me when my friend *Betty broke up with her boyfriend five months ago.

Since I decided to go on a real diet to get in shape I thought I would toss in bits about the Break-Up Diet (TBUD), events that went into the script, stuff that didn’t make the cut.  Plus progress (lots of progress I hope) on my current weight loss journey.

I’ve tried the Weight Watchers Points system before and lost 45 lbs.  It was awesome.  I had to buy new clothes and everything.  And I kept it off for a while at least.  Then I totally fell off the wagon and gained back those 45 lbs and more.  One of the many reasons TBUD doesn’t work.  You eat crap for a while or don’t feel like eating at all so you lose weight.  But you gain it all back again.

Now that I’ve found the love of my life no more break up diets for me.  Just the real deal.  Starting January 2nd I’m back on the Weight Watchers Points program.  I’ll be using an Excel spreadsheet to track my food, points and exercise.  Not  sure why I picked Sunday to start but I did, so there you go.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a tidbit about the break up that caused the idea for the script TBUD.  Then Sunday I’ll be back with an update on how I’m doing sticking to my points for the day.

I’ll try to keep a regular schedule of posts.  Anything from the last break up will hopefully coincide with when it actually happened two years ago.  Weight loss progress will be posted weekly.  Frustrations might be posted every day.  🙂

Happy New Year and healthy eating!


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7 Responses to Welcome to The Break-Up Diet!

  1. Good luck with the diet, CC. My goal is to lose 20 lb this year, so I’ll be joining you.

  2. Love the look here! Good luck! While you can’t really live on love, maybe it will help you eat more healthy, since your honey is so sweet.

    I will also be on the lose weight wagon. I’ll aim at losing a pant size. (maybe 10 pounds)

  3. Edie Ramer says:

    Good luck! I’ve love to lose 8 pounds or so. I really need to change my eating habits.

  4. CC, we’ll have to talk. I’m starting WW next Wednesday. I’ve heard the program has changed, and that you no longer have to count fruit… I hope that’s true. Woo hoo! Good luck.

  5. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi CC,

    I lost 25 lbs this last year, may have gained back five or so over Christmas – not too worried about stepping on the scales. I’m going for another 20-25 this year. I don’t know much about this system and would love to learn more.


  6. I have a friend that had great success on ww.
    Personally, I need to tone and work on my strength– cardiovascular/ endurance. and my flexibility.
    Good luck CC!

  7. CC says:

    Hi Margery! Good luck with the 20 lbs!

    Hi Mary! Thanks. Good luck with the 10 lbs!

    Thanks, Edie! Losing 8 pounds is so doable! You can do it!

    Hi Melanie. It has changed. You get more points now and yes, fruit is free. I’m going to be doing the old Flex points though. I don’t have the new books or calculator.

    Hi Dale! Good luck with the 20 – 25 lbs. You can do it. I find the points system to be so easy. I of course have an Excel spreadsheet to help me keep track.

    Thanks, Laura!