I keep reading about the stones people have lost so I just thought I would put in my tuppence worth.
I think I am on week 8. I have about 2 1/2 stone to loose but thats depressing.
This is a 'life journey' so the speed is not such an issue but a change in attitude. An attitude change for the rest of my life.
In that 8 weeks I have lost (nearly typed the word 'only') 3 lb. but I have experienced a huge attitude shift.
I have a sweet tooth but my taste has slowly changed. I used to like mini chocolate swiss rolls but a friend bought some to have with tea at an event where we were demonstrating spinning (with wool). However I found that they were tasteless and very unsatisfying so shared them with others. I have found other bought products that I used to enjoy now are unpleasant, either they are too sweet, too fatty, taste stale or artificial.
I love homemade fruit crumbles and rather than give them up I have experimented with the recipe until I have one that uses 2/3 the amount of fat ( less makes it taste of cardboard) and substituted a sweetener for sugar which I have halved and have it with a thick yogurt which I make myself.
My husband likes to go to the pub and once a week have a stake so I take a small plastic box and immediately put half my steak into it. This way I don't feel deprived but I am not having a 'blowout' and I then use the steak to cook a stir fry with plenty of veg for us both the following day.
Not earth shattering, but not once has the weight changed in the up direction and these baby steps are the start of my journey and it feels painless.
I hope that others that haven't had a meteoric weight loss will take heart. I believe 100% that these baby steps will become great strides. The changes that we make must be permanent or the weight loss will be as temporary as our attitude. I will let you know how I progress.