Blaming my medication for an under active thyroid seems to have been my 'reason' as to why my weight has steadily crept up over the last 10 years, that and being put on HRT last year. When weighed last year, the scales read 10 stone 5lb, the heaviest I'd ever been.
January 2014 arrived and enough was enough, I was going to loose weight.
I think everyone who has ever dieted can relate to needing to be in that mindset and my mind was made up.
So I joined a SW group - to my dismay, the scales now read a heavier 10 stone 101/2 lb, which made me even me determined!
The weight loss has been steady, most weeks losing between 1 and 2lb, interspersed with a couple of gains and a couple of 'maintains' along the way…
Low and behold, a few weeks ago, I stood on those scales to see I had got to target. I was so happy with this achievement, but to be totally honest, was more pleased when I stood on the scales a couple of weeks previous to that to see them read 8 stone 13lb!
Now I am maintaining, which is actually freaking me out more than trying to loose - random I know, especially for all of you trying to lose weight, but trying to stay within a boundary of 3lb either way is tricky… I'm still discovering 'what I can get away with' versus 'plan'.
To say this diet is AMAZING is simply not enough. Last Monday after our mini break, weigh in declared a gain of 2 1/2lb, which by the way I totally deserved! Today, after being mostly on track whilst away for the weekend, apart from enjoying a lovely piece of coffee and walnut cake and the most wonderful parma violet and blackcurrant and aniseed ice-cream, only made with double cream, and boy did we know it, weigh in showed a 2lb loss!