This time last year I had just found this forum. I was sitting eating sweets feeling fat and down in the dumps. A year on and a stone lighter. I have still eaten the Christmas sweets but this time I have counted the calories. I only had sweets and biscuits that were bought for presents. Last year I bought my own supply and ate the presents stash as well. I am already on the sensible eating and counting calories. I cant think diet, at 69 years and after a life time of yoyo dieting I am doing this because I want to, not to please anyone else. The boost I got from the nurse at the doctors surgery in November when it was time for my yearly check up was fantastic. She was so pleased with my efforts and said I was just in the acceptable readings for my height and age. The time before I had just slipped into the obese bracket. My aim for this year is to do the best I can without making myself miserable and be another stone lighter by Christmas this year.
I wish all of you out there a very happy new year. Stay positive and do the best you can and do it because YOU want to not to please anyone else. Good luck. I`ll look forward to reading posts, a great motivator to me.