At last I'm back on line. I've been without an internet connection since Monday due to some fault with the server and I can't tell you how much of an effect this has had on my resolve and motivation. I've been so lost without being able to read and respond to everyone's posts I know it's only been a few days but I have completely lost my mojo and am finding it difficult to get back in control.
I've only lost 9.5lbs since I started in June and although I always advocate losing slowly to keep the weight off and I do believe that, but to be honest it really is getting me down now. The most I've ever lost in a week is 2lbs, I think that was in my first week, but usually it's either 1lb or I stay the same. What can I do? Should I increase or reduce my calories? I'm not able at the moment to do much in the way of exercise due to a health issue. I'm having surgery on 1st November and will be unable to exercise for a few months after that so I really want to lose at least another 5lbs before then. I'm only 4ft 11inches so every pound shows on me.
As I'm writing this, I'm imagining how I would respond to my post and it's making me realise all the more just how vital this forum is. I think I generally come across as a cheerful and positive person on the forum but at this minute I'm feeling anything but! I weigh in on Fridays and imagine I'll have a gain!