Tomorrow evening I am joining a SW group (hopefully with a friend but she's not 100% convinced yet!) But I'll be going with or without her
I'm 26 and since the age of 18 I have either been dieting and losing weight or not dieting and rapidly gaining weight. I'm sick of the yoyo-ing and want to lose weight healthily and slowly and keep it off.
I've previously tried WW online more times than I'd like to think about (usually loosing approx 2 stone before stopping, at most losing 3 1/2 stone), I've tried calorie counting (losing about 1 1/2 stone), the Cambridge Diet a couple of years ago (losing 5 1/2 stone!!) and earlier this year did an NHS weight loss program (losing 2 st 4 lb in 12 weeks). At 18 (when I started my first "diet") I weighed 16 stone 10 pound, today I weighed 17 st 2 lb. At my heaviest I have been 18 stone and at my lightest I have been 11 stone 8 lb (I felt amazing at that weight!!) So In the past 8 years I have literally got no where
I seem to lose weight fine when I'm being weighed weekly but can't seem to carry my motivation on when no one is weighing me! The NHS weight loss (Why Weight) worked really well for me and was very sensible healthy eating but as soon as I finished the 12 weeks program and stopped being weighed I started to gain weight.
So I'm trying Slimming World for the first time...wish me luck! I live on my own so am solely in charge of my shopping and cooking which I'm hoping will help. I also play tennis for 1 1/2 to 2 hours a time, 3 to 4 times a week so I'm hoping that will help my weight loss. And that losing weight will help my tennis (dragging 7 stone excess weight around the tennis court isn't easy!)
I think I will set my goal weight at 12 stone for now (BMI 30) as I felt so healthy and happy around that weight when I did the Cambridge diet.
Any tips, advice or success stories anyone?