It's All Worth It!

I've recently completed the 12 week NHS plan and I can happily say I've lost a total of 28lbs/2st (was 203lb when i started, aiming for about 155lb). I'm obviously incredibly happy with the progress I've made and the progress I continue to make. This plan has altered my lifestyle and eating habits; I haven't seen it as a diet, rather a change for the better and something that I can adopt and continue.

Having lost the weight (still got another 20lbs or so to go) I can already tell what a massive difference it has made. I feel healthier, clothes fit me better - or not so, i'm more agile, I can run further and for longer, I don't get weird food cravings.... I could go on.

I haven't really been too active on these forums during the 12 weeks, but I felt like posting this as I have seen that some people may be struggling for motivation or unsure what to do. Honestly, don't worry if you slip up. I had meals out with friends, the very occasional takeaway, the cheeky snack here and there. But in the long run, it won't be the end of the world. With a good, clean diet for the majority of the time, sticking to your calorie goals and incorporating a good amount of exercise and hard work it will all pay off. And it is most definitely worth it!

I'll be continuing to try and lose a bit more weight, and I wish all the best to everyone here on their journey to lose weight.

All the best,

Matt

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  • Thanks for sharing such a positive post with us and congrats on making this happen for you!

  • Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ well done, keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘

  • Thank you for that, exactly what I needed to hear today! Congratulations on your success, I'm so happy for you, especially that you feel you have made permanent changes! I wish you all the best with your continuing weight loss, I'm sure that you will reach your goals! ๐ŸŒธ

  • Well done on your success its great! Thank you for sharing love reading about peoples success stories. I totally agree with everything you wrote. All the best with the rest of your journey

  • Congratulations on such a good weight loss. I started the programme last Monday, and hope I can have the same loss as you.

  • Hi Matt, thanks for sharing...it's great to see that what we are aiming for is achievable and that an occasional slip-up isn't the end of the world. Congratulations on your success so far and hope you continue with your new lifestyle change and reach your target weight.

  • Well done. Great motivation for me a newby.

  • What a fabulous post!! Well done you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I've lost 22lbs and would like to lose another 20 and I can relate to so much of what you've said. I have sooooo much more energy, feel great (wish I'd done this years ago!)

    All the very best for your continuing journey. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Well done! :-) Good luck with the rest of your journey....

  • Fabulous news, well done you. Good to read a nice positive post, very helpful and motivating. Thanks Matt and good luck with your last 20lbs :-)

  • Excellent Matt great result, keep going I am sure you'll reach your goal!

    Maybe send the NHS Editor a message, he's often looking for feedback and success story that are directly related to the NHS 12 Week Plan - healthunlocked.com/theeditor

  • Well done Matt, it's so good to hear of the good results people achieve and how their new lifestyles are helping to improve their lives. I'm coming to the end of my 2nd week on the NHS 12 week diet and so far so good. Like you I want to change my relationship with food, and reading your post has reinforced my belief that the 12 week diet is the right way for me. Once again congratulations and keep up all the good work.

  • Fab well done!! I was undecided about starting the 12 week plan but your post has changed my mind!! Thanks and good luck for the rest :D

  • Well done.

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