So, week nine and my clothes are fitting noticeably better. I went walking at the weekend and managed to fit into some walking trousers which I have not been able to get into for some considerable time. That felt very good. I have gotten some clothes down from the loft which I can now fit into which I had put up in the loft as it was depressing me seeing them in the wardrobe and I couldn't wear them. I still have more clothes in the loft which I can't fit into just yet but will continue with my journey so that I can fit into them. I have everything from a size 12 to a size 20. Size 14 would be fine at my age and is what I am aiming for. I can now fit into my size 16s comfortably.
Its incredible how much difference the past nine weeks have made to the way I look and feel. I think my mindset was just right for this to happen as I have tried and not continued with changes to the way I eat before but this time my head was in the right place.
This site has been really helpful both to read others' experiences and to post my own - thank you to everyone who takes the time to post and comment.
My discovery this week was marshmallow wafers called Pink 'n' whites. Only 50 calories and great with a cup of tea to make me feel I am having a treat.
Keep going everyone. . . .