Well my packs have come today, a good old mixture and I am ready to start tomorrow.
So looking forward to it as I am just feeling more and more miserable with the way I look and my clothes are starting to get tight again. I have done Atkins a few years ago and lost 2 stone which I have kept off since, but have been playing about with SW for over a year now. I think I am only about half a stone lighter than when I started.
I am the type of person who really needs a controlling diet, too much choice and I will eventually falter. If I am not allowed it I don't touch it, but counting wine and naughty stuff in syns each week means I just crave it more. Now my daughter is away to Uni, I only have myself to think about for eating during the day so I am hoping I will manage fine. I love being in ketosis (only symptom I have usually is feeling very cold) as I just have more energy. It usually takes me about 5 days or so, but I do get there.
I am also a member of my local gym, but am paying but never been for months, so I will start going back to that 3 times a week once I am managing the diet. I have told my OH I am not drinking any alcohol again until Xmas, so he wont buy me a sneaky bottle of wine here or there. I have told no one that I am going to do a VLCD, as I have never done one before I know it will be hard. I have to keep my secret as my best friend is a SW consultant and if she knew I was going to diet in this way I would never hear the last of it, just so not worth the hassle of telling anyone.
So as I am a very slow loser usually, I will be happy if I can average a 2lb loss each week, although more would be amazing. I would like to lose 32lb as a mini target by Xmas, not sure if that is realistic or not.
My long term goal is 10st, regardless of whether I start getting loose skin or not. I sure look awful with clothes on or off at the moment so a bit of saggy skin is part of the course.
When I am slim enough I am going to buy myself an expensive pair of black high heeled leather knee high boots. My sexy boots! Have never wore any since my mid twenties cos my legs are too big.
Anyway, I am writing this diary for myself, but I would love to hear your advice along the way