I found this forum a couple of days ago. I have struggled with my weight for much of my life but have been slim at times so I know it can be done.
A couple of years ago I weighed around 105 kg and by the time I stepped on those scales I'm pretty sure I'd already lost a couple of kg. By cutting out junk food and eating sensibly, and with my husband doing the same, I was able to get down to 87kg, where I plateaued for several months.
Then came Christmas, and our two week 'no-diet' period turned into two years, with lots of junk food, takeaway etc thrown in so that I regained all if not more of the weight I'd lost.
In March this year I put my foot down and went back to eating sensibly, and about a month ago I had reached 87 kg again. I had some heart issues but since being given the all-clear I have been attending my work gym to try to break through that 87 kg barrier and depending on which scales I stand on, I am somewhere between 81 and 86 kg. I have a holiday to Las Vegas booked in November and this has spurred me on to get the weight off but it is a slow process despite me attending the gym around 6 days a week for at least an hour. I am also looking at portion sizes and trying not to snack between meals. And I am participating in the 10,000 steps 12 week workplace challenge.
My big issue at the moment is sugar cravings when my hormones are fluctuating. Just tonight at work I have broken my resolve and bought a bag of Starburst Babies, which I've nearly finished. I worked out it's about 600 calories for the whole bag so there goes a couple of days hard work at the gym - grrrr!!!
I'm hoping to find some support and some answers on here and to learn from others what works and what doesn't regarding weight loss and dealing with food cravings. Although I'm the slimmest and fittest I've been in years, i know how easily I could regain all that weight and I don't want to fall into bad habits and diet traps again.
Here's hoping there are a few people active on here from time to time