So I am writing this for my own motivation really. I started Calorie Counting & joined this forum 10 days ago after years of Weight Watchers and more recently Slimming world. I lost a could of Stone last year but since then the scales go up and down & sticking to the plans only served for me to lose the pounds I'd gained going off plan, never past it. I do think that (in my case) dieting has made me put on weight overy the years. My Mum always used to tell me I didn't need to diet (& looking back at the time I didn't! ) & now I've taken the pressure off and prob started eating a more balanced diet that I was brought up with and b4 I bowed to the pressure of trying to b stick thin as many of us do at that age. I think we all need to find what works best for us by the way...I'm not saying that these diets don't work just mentally they don't work for me.
Anyway I digress...So, as I say I have started CC with the help of MFP & I've lost 6lb in the 10 days. 5lb of that takes me to that plateua place but I managed to break through and lose another 1lb 🎉🎉🎉 I was dreading the scales this am as it's that 'time of the month' and that's never a good time to weigh for me so I am happy with that!
So far I've felt motivated and haven't felt deprived..I feel like now I've stopped 'being on a diet' that things are easier. After a manic day in the week not having time to cook I even stopped in the Fish and Chip Shop. I had cod (without the batter aa I don't like it anyway) & a few chips. ..I really enjoyed it and I didn't feel at all guilty! This isn't something I've had for years and usually something like that would send me off on a downward spiral that's made me put weight on but I feel more freedom but have been sticking to my calories. Fingers crossed it may continue..I want to stay positive but I always have that damn nagging doubt I'm gonna go pear shaped but I guess I just need to chill! Anyway onwards and Downwards!
Sorry for the babble, I'm using this as therapy! Good luck everyone, hope u r all doing well🍀🍀