I’m watching my weight, I’ve lost a stone but Ive been doing it over a long period of time, 6 months. I hope to lose another half a stone over the summer. Health issues have dictated the pace for me otherwise I would have been looking for quicker results. What’s worked for me is not letting it become an obsession as I’ve witnessed first hand with others that once they start to see results have become slaves to their diet, and it then turns into a competition, a bit like going to the gym for some people.
You do need to be disciplined though and strong willed over a long period to make changes in your eating habits. I’d suggest just cutting out, or at the very least reducing, the amount of one or two things from your diet for a few weeks that you know are probably unhealthy anyway, like fizzy juice, sugar, chocolate, biscuits, crisps etc. And eat more fruit and veg if you don’t already do. What I’ve come to realise is that you don’t have to drastically reduce the amount you eat to lose weight just change what you do eat and stick rigidly to it. When I get the munchies I’ll sit an eat some grapes whereas before I’d eat a pile of biscuits.
All that said it’s good if you have support from your partner or friends who maybe also want to lose weight and join in with you.
Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing I’m sure you’ll get a lot of encouragement and support from your fellow .netters.