I've been on SB now for a month and although i've made a few posts i've never actually said hello! I've been lurking aound the boards and have found all the advice to be brilliant! Just as i'm wondering about something, up pops a thread which answers all my questions! For example, I have just found a website that i can order the syrups from but had no idea what to do with them and i come to the forum and there is a whole thread on what to do
I was a bit sceptical at first about the diet and if it would work for me as it was very similar to how i ate normally. I already ate wholewheat pasta, brown rice, skimmed milk etc. It's just i ate a whole lot of chocolate along with it
I'd tried Atkins before and although i did lose some weight i just couldn't get my head around eating all that fat - it just felt wrong, so i left Atkins and tried to do healthy eating 'my way'. Well, i've figured out i need a plan and once i've got a plan i'm sorted!
So in 4 weeks i've lost a staggering 11lbs!!!
This is amazing for me as i've always found it near impossible to lose weight but somehow it's just working. I've been following a combination between Phase 1 and Phase 2 for the last 2 weeks as i've had some social nights that i just couldn't pass up. Although i've not cheated once with food, it's alcohol that is my sticking point. I'm not an alcoholic
but i'm young and dinner and drinks with friends is still a big part of my life. Still i think i've done pretty well so far, i used to be a self-confessed chocoholic and i still would love a bar but i'm so determined this time.
My biggest test so far will be this weekend as i'm going to my best friends wedding. It's in a beautiful Scottish Highland castle and we're going up Thursday night until Sunday so my willpower will have to be on full alert
Anyway, enough of my ramblings! Thanks for all the great advice and looking forward to sharing the highs and lows with you all! I'll be doing Phase 1 hardcore in January so will be joining you all then!