So, it's only been 8 weeks of SW, and I honestly didn't think I'd really be seeing a difference yet. I'm now 18lbs down (which I'm absolutely delighted about) and honestly think SW is the best thing ever! We went strawberry picking on Saturday morning (love my OH for thinking up nice things to do which don't involve going off-plan!) and he took a photo of me with our punnets of yumminess. Looking at it yesterday, I can see a huge difference already, compared to a photo taken at a friend's birthday during my first week or so of SW. I'm starting to look like I see myself in my head (does that make sense?), rather than the jiggly mass I've been looking at in the mirror. My skinny jeans are now falling down (can't wait to buy size 12s in a couple of weeks time!!) and I'm wearing lots of stuff in my wardrobe which I've brought and never worn because it's been too tight. It's really liberating and I'm finding it so easy to stick to and stay motivated because the scales, tape measure and my clothes just keep the results coming. That's 18lbs and 34.5cm gone forever - there is no way I'm ever going back! It's only 18lbs, and not a full dress size yet, so it's only step 1 of my journey, but I'm The Girl With No Willpower, so if I can do it, anyone can! So I just felt the need to post this photo in here to give myself a bit of a boost (I'm going away with work this week and it's going to be tricky to stay on plan because of airport lounge food/airline food and amazing South African wine!) as well as hopefully to inspire other people to trust the plan. Because it really works! This is going to keep reminding me how far I've come, and how far I can go by holiday in 11 weeks time. Bring on those 10s next week then, 9s - I'm coming to get you!!