Summer body

At the weekend I got quite a few texts from people who were taking it easy on the BBQ food, the booze and the good times all for the sake of this years summer holiday photos. It's bikini body time - with just weeks to go until beach time lots of us are worried about looking.....less than in shape on the beach.

This has even got to me this year!! I have decided for the first time ever to run...... I can't quite believe I am about to blog about this....MY FIRST HALF MARATHON! Thanks to the recent efforts of Simon Dale and Gareth John who did full marathons and are still fully functional (just) I start training this week and will keep you up to date.

So if you are summer dieting I hope this helps you out. It certainly made me feel better. It's great to know the celebs are at it too! The only difference is they have to do it all year round. Here's a round-up:

Sandra Bullock says she is paid to be thin Sandra Bullock once said, "People ask, 'How do actresses do it?' Um, they pay us to do this in order to look good on film," Bullock confessed to InStyle.
When she was younger, Bullock did some yo-yo dieting and says of her mentality at the time, "I'm going to get really fat. Then I'm going to complain about how fat I've got, then I'll have to go on a diet, then I'll complain about being on a diet. It's just a vicious circle. I've been a junk food junkie most of my life."

Beyonce was "dying" to be thin.  When she had to drop 20 pounds for 'Dreamgirls' she did a Master Cleanse, and said this about it in FHM magazine: "I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying.  "After that I ate waffles, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, french fries, everything I could find. That was the best time of my life. I've gained twelve pounds."

Jennifer Aniston's lost it for 'Friends'.  When she started her career, Jennifer Aniston was told that she needed to lose 20 pounds to be on the show.  She managed to lose the weight but complained about it publicly: "You're damned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy. According to the press, I've been both. It's impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying."

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