Well Lockdown certainly did it. I’ve piled on the pounds and we are moving into Winter when we are both told that a second wave of Covid is likely and that those of us who are overweight are more vulnerable. I also have Asthma which doesn't sound like it would be a good combination with Covid, does it?The funny thing is that I absolutely know the dangers of being overweight. We, midlife women, should need no more encouragement to lose weight than the fact that as soon as we become technically obese we open ourselves up to over thirty cancers that people who are the right weight just aren’t susceptible to. Not only that, but it is a fact that the road to every hospital ward (possibly with the exception of the maternity one) is paved with people who are overweight. Clearly, not totally, but the message is that people who are the right weight – in general – stay disease free longer.I’m making a video for the TOYL website this Friday and you’ll see just how many pies I’ve eaten so I’ve decided that from now until Christmas it’s a fair amount of time to lower my Covid-vulnerable potential and to get my health back on track. While Rebel Wilson has made 2020 her year of health and has done phenomenally well, I’m having more of a four month stint.What I’m going to do over the first twelve weeks is move from twenty one meals a week (three per day) to around twelve (two per day plus a full day of fasting). I’ve tried all sorts of diets and I know that, for me, a healthy, fat based diet with fasting days is what I can cope with. Too little good fat and I feel exhausted and skin goes to pot. A carbohydrate heavy diet just makes me sleep constantly.So, why don’t you grab some motivation books or books on improving your health, use them for inspiration and join me. Over 50% of midlife women are obese, not just fat, obese and it’s something we’ve let happen to us. The national average is 30% of us being obese so we’ve really had a challenge with staying a healthy weight. We know why. It’s easier to reach for gorgeous, comforting food than sometimes to sit with the feelings life throws at us and I completely get that, but we’re undermining ourselves and we’re worth more than that.I totally defend your right to be any shape or size you want to be, providing you have chosen that. I don’t choose to be fat, I allowed that to happen to me but now I’m choosing to be a healthy weight – join me?* PS The photo isn't me, my fat looks far worse at present, but I'll give you updates on how it's going! Message me either on comments or firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help you with your journey.