I'm down to 13st exactly this morning so have lost 7lbs to date. It's going slowly but the right way. Healthier eating, slightly smaller portions, more exercise is having an effect. Hoping to get into the frame of mind where I need to be in to maintain this progress.
The activity level is key, for me.
i remember when my husband and I were building our own extension, about 10 years ago, and we did all the labouring and some of the construction work ourselves to save money. We literally could not eat enough. We ate as much as we could and whatever we wanted. It really is about calories in and calories burnt.
But now I'm not anywhere near that energy consumption I know I have to be smarter about what quality of calories I'm consuming. If I have a Magnum or some other extra like that it's going to take me a couple of hours walking to get back where I was, before I even start to get working on the excess weight I'm carrying.
I walked almost two hours yesterday and that was enough for me, couldn't have done more. When I got back to the car there was literally steam rising off me!