After several months of see sawing with my weight I was starting to think that I was going to be taking two steps forward and two back for the rest of my days. Nothing I did seemed to work, I just couldn't shift the weight.
But I think that finally I have a way of life that is working for me! I've watched the scales slowly slide down in number and the tape measure really show a difference (as well as my clothes) over the last 6 weeks, and I'm so happy!!
And the best thing is that it's been soooo easy! I haven't felt deprived and I've still been able to enjoy the odd bit of cake etc I honestly can't stop smiling! I know that this probably reads like a cheesy advertisement, but it really is just me so over the moon with my progress! I've been doing the 5:2 way of life which in a nutshell means that for 5 days a week you eat your TDEE (Total Daily Expenditure Allowance) in calories and for two days a week you 'fast' and when I say 'fast' I mean that you only eat 500 calories on those two days. It's surprising how much you can eat on the fast days, once I worked out how to organise myself I haven't been hungry on my fast days at all.
For those that might be interested you can work out your TDEE and get more info here : http://thefastdiet.co.uk/how-many-ca...-non-fast-day/
I know that calling it a 'fast' diet sounds scary and maybe even dangerous but it's really not at all, and apart from losing weight the health benefits are supposed to be amazing also. Either way I am sold on this way of life. I can see myself eating this way forever. (oh to maintain weight you eat normally (your TDEE) for 6 days a weeks and 'fast' for one - too easy!)