Originally posted by bewbew
I found that when I had a lifestyle change, when I went to uni, the weight just dropped off...........and in retrospect I was actually eating less, exercising more.....all that sensible stuff that no-one (especially me!!) wants to hear when trying to lose weight.
I know this sounds harsh, but this is just my experience.
Doesn't sound harsh at all, you're absolutely right! We all know we should eat less, and exercise regularly, and we can lose the weight. For some, like me, it's finding the motivation and having the will power to stick with it. It's so much easier to order a pizza when I am tired than it is to cook and clean up after a healthy meal, and since I'm being bad anyway by ordering a pizza, why not go all the way and throw some pepperoni and black olives on it!
I guess for me, when I was counting points, it helped me stay in control. If I wanted pizza, I could have it, but I had to save my points for it. But once I gave in and stopped counting, I eventually stopped worrying about portion control and the types of foods I was eating. I've gained back about 10 lbs of what I lost, and I hate it!
No matter what type of diet you try, you have to find the will power to stick with it. It is definately a life style change that will get the best results, just going on a diet is a temporary fix, and often not permanent.
(See, I know this, but why can't I apply it?)