Firstly Emkat i cannot message you to update you...may be my app version?!?!
So the update, i lost 1lb week 1 and although weigh in is monday, looks like i have lost another...yay!
The old approach:
2 weeks ago i sat down to write 'my plan' to lose weight...again. half way through i stopped. A recent tidy out of my house uncovered a stash of similar plans. The only one that had truly worked was the one leading to my wedding.
I also thought my organised self and mind needed to track everything...steps walked, mins exercised, accurate food diary which also logged detail quantity of protein eaten, water and alcohol drunk. Etc etc etc.
I have also tried every approach going over the years from the cambridge diet to weight watchers to 5:2 but all require a real focus /constraint that i struggle to maintain.
Sooooo.....i changed my approach. I noted all the steps that would be needed to achieve the goal...e.g. drink more water, eat less sugar. And i am tackling one at a time until it becomes a habit. Not measuring in detail, not counting, just being 'mindful', practising until each become a habit. I have conquered other issues this way in the past and now get much more sleep and haven't smoked for over 10 years as a result. So why not my diet in general?
As a result i have lost 2lbs in two weeks (i started with 23 to lose).
I feel calmer and although i am focussing on one at a time, i am naturally making healthier choices in other areas.
It also gives you some natural flex so you don't beat yourself up at a tiny (or big!) slip.
Well, time will tell, i'll keep you posted!
Whatever works for you, keep going! 😊