Hello. I'm new to this but really hoping it'll make a difference. Have been on every diet imaginable. I've tried turning my back on diets altogether and eating like a slim person. Put on a stone in 3 months so clearly haven't got the hang of that! Tried loving myself as I am ( a la Dawn French but then she goes on a blooming diet and bursts that bubble.) Seriously though I need to lose weight for health reasons as through a combination of steroids,menopause and....er...cake I have gained 3 stones in about 5 years and don't really recognise myself in the mirror anymore.
Like many people of my age (50) I was raised by a mum who lived on Ryevita,cottage cheese and PLJ (remember PLJ!!) so I got caught up in the diet/ binge cycle at 14. Been pedalling away ever since.
I've joined the forum as I can't bear joining another WW or SW class but still feel the need to have some back up.
Started the NHS 12 weeker on Monday and have a holiday booked for 14 weeks time. I'm aware that with the meds, the weight won't roll off but if I can lose a stone in that time it'll be a great achievement.
Thanks for listening ( is that the right word?) and good luck to everyone else dealing with this o so familiar situation.