Just got to end of first week. Was 15 stone 2.8 pounds last week, and 14.stone 11.8 today. 5 pound? Can't believe it!
Thanks everyone, I have never used a forum before but have found it really supportive . It has reduced the sense of isolation and helped with my motivation. I tend to give in/give up easily, but this week I have really tried to face up to having choices. It is me who is putting food in my mouth, no one else. I have tried to do more cooking using new recipes, and to enjoy the preparation and planning of meals. I have also allowed myself to have non diet food, even fish and chips and double wafer ice cream, but dliberately not said yes to everything that is going and tried to stay clear of ecning munchies when everyone has gone to bed! I have done more exercise, eaten more fruit and just tried to be more aware of my emotions and food. As well as eating when I am fed up, I realise that I eat when I am tired. Again that is in my control, I can go to bed earlier!
Another thing I have learned is willpower. I usually just give in but I am telling myslf the urge to eat whatever will pass. Amazingly I have found that although the urge is intense, resist it and it does recede.
I would not have got this week's result without this forum. I know it won't always be as easy or as good, but I have learned this week that I can be more in control.
Seeing how much others have lost and how they have managed to keep going, really gives me hope.
Good luck everyone and well done, just by using the forum and sharing, you are on the right path!