It's okay, I know it's not really food abstinence, though it is how my friend once described Cambridge Weight Plan to me.
By way of background, I'd best tell you a little bit about how I got here I suppose. I'm on CWP for myself, but perhaps moreso to support my other half - the pair of us have been on and off diets for the best part of two years - the most success we had was on Slimming World (I lost 3 1/2 stone and Wes lost a whopping 6 stone) but Christmas came and went and the formula of eat everything you want when you want simply didn't work anymore. Needless to say, a fairly hefty chunk returned to both of us.
We've been together for nearly three years, but this year is our first holiday together as a couple on June 15th - so that is the goal date. I do not want to feel fat and frumpy when I'm supposed to be enjoying myself. So after going through our options, CWP appeared to be just what we were looking for.
I've started this morning - already had a would-be latte with a vanilla shake that was surprisingly palatable (even if I couldn't for the life of me get the lumps out of it!) and I'm looking forward to seeing what a mango flavoured milkshake tastes like this afternoon. I've done a diet which shoved me into ketosis before and felt like I was about to die for a few days, but I'm ready for that again in order to get going on this (but expect a bit of moaning whilst I go through the motions).
We're both doing Sole Source Plus with separate goals and get weighed every fortnight. I have been made to promise that I won't obsess over the scales like I did do at Slimming World, so whilst the not knowing will kill me, I'm hoping there's a big surprise for me at the end of the fortnight!
Help us along, please? =)