My metabolism is definitely deranged! Yo yo dieting does that I believe. But I've never (truly) been a big eater. It's the sweet stuff that gets me, every time, on top of my normal meals. But the last five years I've been suffering all sorts of ailments, maybe due to getting older but after what I've read now I believe many are due to poor diet - too much reliance on bread and wheat products. I didn't realise the stuff was so dodgy. My tummy gets all sorts of pains for no reason, plus the gall bladder history, lethargy, depression, insomnia, joint aches etc. I'm not that old! I used to be so fit and energetic as well.
Anyway, my daughter is pregnant with her first child and I want to be around to enjoy this. So my journey is mostly about better health. I know the weight will take care of itself ultimately if I make these changes.
I will see how I get on for a month or so, then tweak the intake in terms of fat/protein and so on if needs be. I am going to order Mark's book today too so I can re-read whenever I need to.
Off to the shop now to buy some food.
Thanks for sharing your own stories and experiences with me as these are really helpful. Especially the parts where you tell me not to expect instant results (weight wise anyway) - no scales for me just for a while.