I have always struggled with weight over the years due to an underactive thyroid, in 2012 I managed to get down from a size 16 to a size 12, in 2014 I had to start taking Tamoxifen as part of my treatment I have to take it for 5 years, and also the trauma of being ill in 2014 sent me into early menopause, so with the Tamoxifen and menopause weight gain was bound to happen, My size 12 was creeping up to a size 14, I have never over eaten, but I have had to cut my portion size right down and exercise more.
I did have lots of ice cream whilst we were on holiday but still lost weight as we walked so much. Like many middle aged women I just have to work harder at it, I eat very little in the week now and have cut down on carbs but I still have a little, I will have a treat on Friday nights usually chocolate and I do like a bit of homemade cake at the weekend. Life is not worth living if you can't have a treat.
So to stay as I am I just have to work harder at it, I had a weigh today and I need to lose 1 pound and then I will have lost a stone since the end of April, I am a comfortable size 12 again.
But as it Friday night it is treat night , instead of cooking we had a cheese & wine supper.
I only had two small pieces of bread and cheese and a few other bits and that was fine for me, self control and moderation is the key.