I have successfully shed a stone and a half since May, and people are beginning to notice now. The smaller trousers are coming out of the wardrobe, and I wore a skirt and jacket to my party last weekend that haven't seen the light of day for years. It feels great! I know I should still lose a little more, probably another stone, but I am not rushing things. It will come off, just as the rest has, in its own time. The scales are just dipping under the 11 now, whereas they were heading towards the 13, and it was time to stop that movement in it's tracks before I lost control!
A lady at the school asked me which diet plan I was using, or whether it was just my own plan. It is a very simple, and frugal, plan. "Eat less. Feel hungry. Move a little more."
I think that we live in a culture where hunger is not appreciated. Hunger pangs help you to know that you are truly hungry, or perhaps even just thirsty, and it helps you to know that you are not overeating if you do occasionally feel a little hungry.
I used to snack a lot, and rarely felt hungry. Now I eat when I am hungry, and it makes a difference. I have to restrict the foods I eat because I can't eat wheat and dairy, but those helpful supermarkets produce plenty of unhealthy "free from" stuff that I could eat. I've stopped eating that stuff, because it is full of sugar, and it has made a huge difference to me.
Perhaps those thoughts will help someone else to lose a few pounds if that is what you need to do. But it is MY plan, and it works for me. The EFG has a different plan, which I have discussed before, and that is working for her, albeit a little more slowly than my plan, but she is a different person. Each to their own.
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