Hello, I am new on here and thought I would share my story.
I was sent to a local group run by the NHS after surgery on an arthritic ankle, weight 13 and a half stone, height 5'1"
The plan is a calorie counted one, and yay! Includes plenty bread and pasta ! in fact, when I first saw the plan I did not believe I would lose weight eating the way that was suggested. Six months later I now weigh 11st 6 lbs, and can walk further and feel so much better. I concentrate on what I CAN eat and try not to dwell on the things that I cannot eat too much of . . . Having carbs thoughout the day has all but stopped my mid-afternoon sweet craving, and saving something to eat at 9pm helps too.
Getting back into the swing after Christmas has been difficult, ( I managed to maintain my weight and not gain ) but I still need to lose two stone 😕 Anyway, I found this site and everyone seems very encouraging, 😊 My weight loss very slow at the moment, (6 lbs since 4 December) but it's a long term plan for me, I am wearing clothes two sizes smaller and concentrating on improving my fitness, which is difficult as I can't walk far due to the arthritis.
Thank you everyone 😊😞