Wednesday, 27 July 2011
No Diet Day and Our new book
It's International No Diet Day on May 6th 2012 and we are planning to celebrate. This is rather a long way off but the reason I’m writing about it now is that we would love your ideas, creativity and support to make it a really amazing celebration. Bear with me… I’ll explain.
Next year, in 2012, the celebrations will be two-fold. As with every year, I will personally be celebrating yet another diet free year. That's coming up for 13 years!! And that is a major celebration for me every single year. When I look back I just cannot imagine what my life would be like today if I were still clinging on to WW meetings or spending my hard earned income on diet books, dietitians, naturopaths, personal trainers, vegetable steamers... and all the myriad of things I wasted my money on for such a long time. Really, I have to think long and hard to remember the desperation, the feeling of hopelessness (and the feelings of desperate hope... that maybe this one would be the one...!) the sense of utter powerlessness, the obsession of it all... So, on May 6th, I will be raising my glass (hopefully full of something deliciously bubbly) yet again to NO DIET DAY - to freeing women from the tyranny, and frankly the con, of dieting.
And this coming year, NO DIET DAY 2012 - we’ll have something extra special to celebrate. We’re launching our new book - Beyond Temptation - which will be published on May 3rd. NO DIET DAY is on May 6th. And that’s where you come in. We would love to plan an event or a series of events around that time to celebrate both NO DIET DAY and the launch of our new book. I’m sure there are lots of possibilities and at the moment we are a bit stumped! Here are some of the ideas we’ve been playing with:
A big celebratory picnic in a park in London - but the thing is we’d rather not be so London-centric as it excludes so many Beyond Chocolaters.
A series of local picnics arranged by Beyond Chocolaters - which dilutes things a bit but is more inclusive.
A flash mob in London somewhere or a series of co-ordinated flash mobs in various parts of the UK - which I love the idea of as it gets people talking about NO DIET DAY and beginning to question what it’s all about...
That’s about it so far...
So we’d love your ideas and thoughts, whatever they are. When you you think the best day to celebrate might be? Is the fact that it’s a Bank Holiday weekend a problem? Would it be better to do it the weekend after? Or is the Bank Holiday an advantage? All you thoughts and suggestions are very welcome. Thank you.