Well where do I start! I have struggled with my weight all my life and have tried most diets over my adult life! I am 47 this year and determind to get back to my goal of 11stone!
In 2000 I joined weight watchers at around 17 stone I got to goal of 9st 10 and maintained this for around 5 years! Following a bad breakup of my marriage I turned to food and put on weight over a few years until I was weighted even more than I did when I started at WW. I started diets over the next 6 years and when I got remarried in 2006 I was around a size 18. I then was in a happy place and did not diet much but really knew that I need to lose weight as I was really struggling with my self esteem.
In 2011 after lots of starting WW and SW I decided I need to really do something about my weight! I had just found out I was going to be a Nan for the first time and did not want to my grandchild to have a fat unfit Nan!I started back at dieting in Oct 11 at WW but found that I was using my points for unhealthy foods, I swapped to SW and lost 3.5 stone.
I then saw the adverts for Pauline Quirk who had lost all her weight on LL and looked into that! I am quite an impatient person and the rep did not get back to me so I looked up CWP and the consultant got back to me quickly and I decided that I would do that! I started on 18th Jan 2012 and stayed on SS for 6 weeks before going onto SS+ I came off the CWP on 1st May after geting to my own personal goal of 11 10lb I wanted to be in a size 12 and was really pleased to have got there!
I keep this weight off by myself just healthy eating and seemed to maintain this within a range of 11st 10lb and 12st 2lb, I think I got comfortable that I was maintaining it and before I knew it, it was December and I though oh well I am really going to enjoy this Christmas and eat lots and lots! The result was that my jeans were becoming too tight and I decided after having to buy a size 14 dress to wear NYE that I was going to go back to CWP on 2nd Jan!
I have been on Cambridge Diet since Jan 2nd this year and have got to 11stone 5lb which I am really happy with! However realistically I know that I need to sort out my issues with food and start to eat normal food again! I know that I need to be a member of SW for the rest of my life as I struggle to maintain my weight!
So my plan is this week after getting weighed yesterday at 11 stone 5lb is to gradually introduce some healthy carbs and food this week and to go to a slimming world class next Thursday. I know that I will probably put on weight due to coming off a VLCD but I know that I can lose this again once back on SW.
I look forward to getting to know you all and hope that you can help me with my last few pounds to lose and help me stay at a healthy weight!
I look forward to reading some of your diaries! I have one currently on CD forum on here but I will probably need to move this or start a new one on here!
Is there anyone else on here who has come off a VLCD and then done SW if there is I would really like to hear from you as to how it was for you?