Hello all, I'm returning! :-)
My name is Emma and I am a returning to Cambridge!
I started originally when I had reached an ultimate low with my obesity and needed fast results. I did really well (lost 8.5 stone). I was down to my last stone when I was fortunate to fall pregnant with our now 3 year old son! Since then I gave fallen back into bad habits and regained most of the weight. I think this is partly due to now following the steps to maintenance, but mainly through my negligence and lack of thought.
I vowed that I would never be as big as I was back then, and it is slowly creeping up to that figure so I am here to give the diet one final go, where I plan to sole source and follow the steps to maintain my weight.
Last time I did the diet I was very focused on my target weight and was driven towards that number. It put a lot of pressure on me, and on reflection I have decided to tackle the diet differently this time.
I would like to sole source for 6 months only. Regardless of my weight after that 6 months I am going to move up the steps. I know in my heart that after 6 months of the diet, I began slipping, cheating, beating myself up and just becoming incredibly unhappy with the feelings of guilt. It seems silly to put myself through that agony that I felt back then.
I don't want to be in size 10 clothes. For me, I was happiest in a size 14/16. I felt healthy, had energy and looked at myself in the mirror with approval. That is what I am aiming to feel again.
Bring on ketosis!