Am really hoping someone here can relate or has been through the same thing and can give me some encouragement!
I am now in my 4th week of SW doing EE and itís like my body has gone into shut-down.
Before the plan, I got to this weight from enjoying the good life. Lots of cheese, wine and home-cooked but massive portions of food.
Just to give you an idea, yesterday was like this:
Breakfast: Two Ryvita with Low-Low, a banana and an apple and a small tub of pineapple
Lunch: Vegetable soup made with carrots, onion, garlic, celery, potato and Swiss biullon with two Ryvita and 15g of chorizo crutons
Dinner: Stir-fry with chicken, pak choi, peppers, courgettes, shallots, mushrooms and soy sauce
Breakfast: Small Co-Op roll (60g) with 2 slices of grilled bacon (all fat removed) with apple and melon
Lunch: Tin tuna with extra low mayo with lettuce, onion and 2 Ryvita
Snack: strawberries and raspberries with fat-free vanilla Activia
Dinner: Cod baked in chilli/lemongrass/lime/corander and garlic marinade with noodles and pak choi
Syns: 15 (from Ryvita and WW Chocolate Brownie and low-cal mayo)
Breakfast: Beans, grilled tomato, 3 rashers fat free bacon and egg with banana and
Lunch: Raspberries and strawberries with fat free activia
Dinner: SW syn-free potato wedges with SW burger and 60g Co-Op wholemeal roll with tomato, lettuce, onion, cucumber
Syns: 16.5 (naughty) extra bread, cheese, ketchup and a mini chocolate Freddo
The above are three typical days. I also power-walked 20kms over five days. I also drink at least eight glasses of water a day. For the first time since being on plan I did allow myself a Flexi-Syn evening on Saturday as was going out for an Indian meal. Even including that I had 41.5 Syns for the entire day which was quite a controlled blow-out.
I am also not going to the toilet properly at all. I am bloated. I have terrible wind. It's like my body has gone into shock. I have WI this evening and I weighed in on my own scales this morning naked and after a sleep and I am 15st13lbs. I was 15st8lbs yesterday. So I am PUTTING on weight.
My progress is as follows:
Week 1: Lost 2.5lbs
Week 2: cancelled due to snow
Week 3: 0.5lbs loss
Week 4: Weigh-in this evening and I will be lucky to STS
I am depressed, upset and frustrated and not seeing ANY results. Iím so committed to this but I need something, just some little reasonable loss of a pound or two to feel that itís worthwhile. And itís not like Iím secretly going off and eating cake and knocking back the sauvignon blanc. Iíve honestly never been so good in my life.
Can someone please help/advise or offer me encouragement. Has zero progress happened for anyone else at the start and now they have wonderful stories of encouragement to give me some tiny shred of hope?
Sorry for rant, I am just desperately disappointed!