yummymummy wrote: 1/ have you been on any "failed" diets before you began to lose weight?
Oh my dear Jody, for me it's been.....Way way wayyyyyyy too many to count!!
yummymummy wrote:2/ What are you doing differently to be successful this time?
I did succeed eventually though, many years ago. I started counting my fat gram intake, and managed to lose 60kg in just under a year. Problem was, not only did I lose weight but I developed gall stones because of such a rapid loss!!
Watching my fat intake works best for me (emphasis on the "me" part because "we" (ie. our bodies) are all different). Which is why we are all special in our own unique way.
But I still had problems, wondering why watching my fat intake wasn't working over the last 18 months, and I have since discovered the reason; even though I was eating less fat, I was eating BIGGER portions, and when the body thinks it is facing a famine, it will hold onto EVERYTHING lettuce leaves and all!
The key (I've discovered) is everything in moderation and (sigh) plenty of perspiration!
Strong people don't walk away from the truth, only the excuses others try to sell them.