When I first started trying to lose weight I put on 10kg over 2 weeks! Very disheartening, but you just get on with it and keep going. I think about it in terms of being a scientist testing hypotheses about what will help you then it doesn't seem as personal when it doesn't quite work the way you thought it would. People will give you advice, some of it will work, some of it won't. Some will drive you bonkers (such as being told "oh, you should try this new diet" by well meaning friends every 5 min).
The fun bit (in the world according to Tegan anyway) is being challenged and being creative and really looking at what you're doing and trying to find different ways to get the exercise and stuff. For e.g. , I went through an obsession with being creative with salads of different varieties and findig ways to make the foods I like better for me (e.g. home made low fat high veg pizza mmmm) LOL. And of course exercise - I went through walking, badminton, jogging, pilates, cycling, swimming, aqua-aerobics, dog walking, and about to start boot camp. Lots of them I enjoy, some I didn't, some I came to enjoy after a while, some I still do, some I'll probably go back to eventually etc.
But every experience I have I try to get someting out of and learn from.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"