Thanks for the reply. Was beginning to think this thread had gone stale already. The weight is still coming off steadily (2-3lbs a week) and i'm having no problems sticking to the rules. I actually really enjoy what i'm eating and feel plenty benefits which only makes me more determined to continue sticking to the plan. As an added bonus, ditching most sugars makes everything taste loads better
In the first 2 weeks i lost a lot and then it was steady at 1-2lbs a week for several months. I was just concerned when in 1 week the scales said i lost like 5 or 6 lbs. I think i just recently hit a record low on my weight loss, i'm now lighter than i was 5 years ago when i got married and have dropped back down a whole belt size (XL38-44 to L32-38) which i'm chuffed about. No other complaints really. I do have 1 cheat day at the weekend where i'm allowed tattie scones and black pudding as part of a fried breakfast. Doesn't seem to affect the overall weightloss so im glad of a small mercy. What i'm currently thinking just now is that, in the past i yo-yo'd a lot between 18 - 20 stones and that somehow in the weightloss i reached/unlocked a yoyo layer of excess water/not so dense fat which was simple to remove hence the jump in the figures. Has anyone else ever seen/had anything of the like?
To answer your final question I am not counting the carbs i eat. I'm lazy that way so just general ruling out of certain food groups and replacing with others is what is working for me. I eat fruits, nuts, veg, meats, dairy, eggs and if i happen to eat out i just order what i fancy on the menu with no bread, or no pasta or something like that. I quite like ordering sandwhich filling without the sandwhich and getting a heap of salad to go with it. The restaurants round here always put loads on the plate cos they feel guilty when there is no bread to fill you up so you end up stuffed