Just thought I would say hi. On Monday I am meeting my NHS obesity counsellor and I am intending to take her up on her offer of being referred to Slimming World for three months. I am rather excited about it hence why I am here trying to figure out as much as I can before I get to attend my first class.
I have done Weight Watchers Online in the past with limited success. I managed to loose two stones but the weight loss just stalled when I hit 12 stones. Eventually I got fed up and gave in. I stayed stable for a while before having a awful battle with depression and put on a stone thanks to comfort eating and anti-depressents making me feel so terrible. Anyway I have come out the other side of the depression more or less intact but the comfort eating habit is still hanging around me my first port of call when I start feeling bad is too a chocolate bar - I am hoping being on a diet plan such as Slimming World will help with this if I can find suitable alternatives (I hear muller yogurts seem to be a good comfort food!).
I have to admit I did Slimming World many years ago very half heartedly. I don't think I figured out the difference between free and super free back then! This time I intend to do it properly - maybe the fact the NHS is paying may spur me on.
I also have PCOS which for me makes weight loss painfully slow and difficult. However two weeks ago I stopped the pill (Was on it for nearly 13 years with a brief break a few years ago!) because the doctor commented that it may be making my depression worse plus affecting my weight. So lots of changes happening at the moment and I am hoping to give it my all for the next three months. My counsellor says it is important to log all food so I intend to log a food diary on here. Have been reading a few this morning and they have been quite informative. Importantly my husband is also on board with this - he wasnt for weight watchers but from my early research on this he seems positive about it so hopefully he will loose weight as well.
So I am currently 12 stone 13 (according to my Wii fitness board) and I would love to see the 10 stone appear even it is 10 stone 13! I am currently a size 16/18. I am attending a family wedding abroad in August so I would love to be able to buy a smaller size swimming costume! My local class is on Thursdays after work which is bad for me as I am always far heavier in the evenings (I normally weigh myself first thing on a sunday morning before breakfast!) Just need to find an easy alternatives to sandwiches to eat at work now (I don't think I am allowed to eat a cereal and bread without syns on extra easy and the syns for bread are painful for something I don't like!)
Anyway back to my research I intend to have my first week already planned out for my first meeting for the group leader to check!