Well here I am ... a 48 year old Grandmother with a loooong history of diets behind me and some real issues with using food as a comfort and to combat anxiety
In the past I've always dieted on my own and done some quite extreme low calorie 'plans' (ie 800 calories a day or less ). I lost weight of course but it just wasn't sustainable long term so the weight crept back on and added some more just for luck.
I joined SW three weeks ago weighing in at 21 stone 2lbs which is the heaviest that I have ever been and so far I've lost 15lb. I'm really enjoying the flexibility of EE (though not enjoying all the vegetable chopping quite so much!) and I am determined to make this a change for life!
I'm not missing the processed and high fat foods that I was eating nearly as much as I expected to, but I do have days when the sheer size of the mountain I have to climb feels very overwhelming and I get a bit down even though my losses so far have been fine. I guess I'm just scared that once the initial few weeks are over that I won't lose any more ... which in turn makes me want to restrict my calorie intake, which I know will then lead me to fall off the wagon - Aaaaarrrrggghhh.
I REALLY need to stop thinking so much!