I just wanted to see if anyone is having the same problems/experience as me? I'd better explain first?
I have had weight problems all of my life and I've been on and off VLCD's for about 5 years. My heaviest weight (well un-pregnant weight) was 17 stone 4 when I started Lighter Life in 2007, back then there were no meals like spaghetti bolognese or shepherds pie it was all shakes and soups and you couldn't have a bar until week 3 and then they were like eating MDF (not that I've ever eaten MDF you understand, but I could imagine that's what it would be like if I had!!). Well I breezed through it, never cheated once and lost over 4 stone in just over 3 months, I'm tall and carry weight quite well (or so I'm told) so at 13 stone I decided that was it! I maintained that weight within about half a stone for about a year and then it crept back on. I then went on Cambridge (because it was cheaper) and got back down to the 13 stone mark but again the weight went back on!!
I won't bore you with every diet but I think over the last five years I've gained and lost the same 3 or 4 stone about six times on VLCD's, last year was slim and save I started in February at around 15 stone and got down to 12 stone 10. Now I'm back up to over 15 stone! My problem is in the back of my mind while I'm putting the weight on I always think well ok I'm putting weight on, but I can get it back off in no time "because I can"!! That is the wrong attitude and very bad health wise which worries me a lot.
I seem to be an all or nothing type of person, I'm not saying I'm especially good at doing these diets as I have lots of false starts and failures, but once I get in the right mindset I can follow them to the book. I'm at my lowest at the moment because I'm FAT (again) My confidence is Zero (again) I won't go anywhere socially (again) my relationship is suffering (again) and I need to do something (again)!! I intend to start (again) on Monday with just slim and save shakes and soups and the odd bar?
I just wondered if anyone had any advice this time on how to maintain the weight loss and get out of this silly "because I can" mindset? sorry if this has been a bit of a ramble but help would be truly appreciated. xx