I thought that now I'm a whole 13 days in I'd have a go at keeping a diary to record my highlights and hopefully few lowlights!
I've done vlcd's a few times in the past, my most successful being on LL when I went from 19st to being in the 14's - that was the first time that I did one and I was very focussed. Over the years since then my weight has gone back up and down to where I find myself today on this journey.
Being honest I'm an all or nothing kind of girl, I can happily stick at these diets and not eat a bit of real food for months but then when I do 'cheat' I cheat big time and then that's it. I'm not the kind that can take a night off and have a chicken salad or a meal out with friends and then return to the diet the next day, though I really wish that I was.
I've come to a point where I'm 45 years old and I've been overweight since I was 20 and I know that if I don't do anything about it now then the chances are that I never will and that would be such a waste. I love my life, am totally in love with my hubby of 25 yrs, adore my kids and grandchildren, really enjoy my work and the one thing in my life that constantly makes me miserable is my weight and I've lived with that for 25 years, totally crazy when you think about it!
So I'm embracing this experience this time as a life changer, I never used to look to the future when I dieted but I am now, from daft things such as looking at clothes to wear in the next size down (& the one after) to visualising what it will feel like to go on holiday in June and be 5 or 6 stones lighter!
So this is me in for the long haul, I'm hoping I'll have lots of good things to share over the coming months and that I'll also get to share the good times of friends on these boards, I know there will be the lows but I hope they'll be few and far between for us all.
Onwards and downwards xx