Thank you all for the really supportive lovely comments the other day when I was having a hormonal fat day - I guess we all get days like that. A few of you suggested I focus on the things I like when I look in the mirror....well, to be honest, there's not really much I like about me right now. I used to have lovely thick hair and nice long eyelashes - since going through the menopause though both my hair and eyelashes have thinned out considerably. And my bum, which was relatively flat before, has expanded hugely (well, it seems huge to me) - I now have a Beyoncé bum! Oh well, at least I fill out my jeans now and they don't wrinkle around my bum like they did before.
But I am pleased to say I've lost 8 pounds so far, I'm very happy about that.
Oh, there is one thing I'm quite pleased about - since almost cutting out bread and most simple carbs, my face is noticeably less bloated. So that's good.