I'm quite surprised to find myself here, as I've always had a fairly stable weight (outside of pregnancies and child birth), but after I stopped breastfeeding my twins, my weight has crept up and I'm finding it hard to shift. I've never "dieted" before. If I needed to lose weight, I'd just up my regular exercise and go for a couple of runs a week and the weight would drop off. No more!
I've been hovering around the 8st 12lb mark for the last six months, lose a pound or two and instantly put it back on again. I've clearly lost control of portion size as, since I've been counting calories this week, I'm eating a lot less than I would have done.
Anyway, after half a week of being reasonably strict (trying to stay around the 1200 calories mark using Myfitnesspal), I've lost a pound and am 8st 11lb. I'm of to the gym for a run now to keep up my motivation and determination!
My goal is back to my "normal" weight of 7st 12lb.