I'm at the end of my first week on SnS and apart from the mental, rather than physical food cravings, I'm feeling positive and excited to see what my first scale reading says tomorrow. As an ex-Cambridge plan dieter, I'm exploring the SnS range and so far, I'm pleased to have made the change! The meal packs are stuff of a VLCD'ers dream and the greater variety is something that I know I'll be thankful for in a couple of months time.
A little about my weight loss history...
I did the Cambridge plan in 2010 and lost nearly 5st (from 16st 3lb), dropping to 11st 7lbs. When I came off plan, I tried to low carb it and started weight-lifting in an attempt to repair my metabolism. It was semi-successful and I managed to maintain my weight between 12st and 12st7lb ish for 18months. I went on to dabble with Weight Watchers and more "lenient" ways to maintain but my penchant for Saturday night takeaways (that turned into Sunday night leftovers) proved too great and my weight kept creeping back up the scales.
I fell pregnant last September and at this point, weighed 13st 11lbs. In my mind, I won't deny... being pregnant gave me carte blanche to eat anything I wanted over the following 9 months. And I took full advantage of it!
My 2nd child was born in early May and now, almost 3-months on, I'm weighing in at 16st 1lbs, I'm determined not to go back above my old old weight from before I started CD, so here I am!!
I love the discipline of a VLCD and my body used to respond well, both with weight loss and minimal side-effects. Having said that, my husband has just messed up his knee (ice-skating with my eldest of all things!) and the challenge of being Mum, Dad, Nurse, and Husband while he's out of action is testing my patience! And when I'm fed up, I just want to throw myself at a big bowl of honey-roasted peanuts, a bottle of gin, and a tub of Phish Food. Tonight has been the worst for this BUT I'm not letting it get the better of me, I've got weighing-in day to look forward to tomorrow!
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say a big "hello!"
Hope you all have a great week on plan