Well I found I couldn't follow the NHS plan and I couldn't lose weight on my own, so I joined Slimming World 3 weeks ago. I'd started going back to the gym a couple of weeks before that so I was building up to one hour, three times a week, then bit the bullet and joined SW. What a shock getting on the scales to find I was nearly 16 stones (15st 12lbs)!! I knew I'd put on weight but not that I weighed more than your average prop forward!
So, eating lots of fruit, as much veg as I can - given that I'm fussy and don't like a lot of it - and everything low fat or no fat. The first week I'd lost 4lbs, which was a brilliant start and kept me motivated and sticking to the plan like glue the following week. But when I stepped on the scales, I'd put on 1lb! I burst into tears! However, my brother (a personal trainer) explained that it was probably water retention as my muscles would be retaining water to try and repair themselves as I'd just started getting fit and he expected I would lose it the following week. And oh boy did I! I stuck to the plan exactly the same and trained the same, and when I stepped on the scales I'd lost a whopping 7lbs! That's 10lbs in 3 weeks!
I am really pleased and motivated to carry on. This time, I will do it!