Silver Princess wrote:Thanks for your support guys....I've carried this extra weight for the past ten years and I've been depressed about it ever since.......I know it's a long shot but if I lose only 500 grams a week then it'll take me 40 weeks and I don't think I can last that long.....Anyway I'll give it a go and maybe this time I can succeed.
I'm not sure how long it took for you to put the weight on, but if you've had 20 'extra' kgs for 10 years, surely you didn't put all 20kg's of it on in 10 weeks? Why expect to lose it in 10?
It was probably only small amount of excess kj consumed each day/week/month that got you to this position so why not make some small changes to your lifestyle that you can maintain for a lot longer and the small kj defecit can add up to a large amount over time. This is scientifically proven to be better for long-term weightloss and health.
The major thing you need to consider here is, are the changes you are going to make over the next 10 weeks sustainable for the rest of your life? If no, then get ready to put all the weight back on, plus some. This will also make your body less susceptible to change making it harder to lose weight next time.
Think long term success, not long term failure. Small, sustainable changes are the key!