Today was my final weigh in for the 12 week course. I went into this being sure id fail like I fail every diet, but hoping that I wouldn't.
You see, things usually go really well for a few weeks and then I struggle HARD, I fall off the weight loss wagon and end up feeling deprived and eating everything I would have eaten in the last few weeks - resulting in an overall gain rather than any kind of loss!
However, this was totally different. I didn't struggle in that first week, I just started by eating smaller portions, then over the 12 weeks I've tried to make healthier choices and started to walk more, it wasn't much due to pain, but it was more than usual.
Today I took that final weigh-in... I lost a total of 33.5lbs!! over 12 weeks, I am immensely proud and happy that I'm in a mindset that this journey will continue.
Over the 12 weeks I celebrated friends birthdays on days out, went out for meals, a night drinking, had the occasional take away and even went on holiday. In the whole 12 weeks, though all this, I only went over my 1400 daily calories once (by 40 cals). I never used the extra from the walking and I refused to be in the mindset of 'treating myself' when I was away.
I was happy, I was full and I can see a change in my family too. I'm not saying it wasn't hard, at times, it was, but it has changed my life.
This morning I've started the next 12 weeks, ready to again read each challenge and check i'm still doing it and then focus on the little celebrations that come along the way.
Good luck to all, you can totally 100% do this!