1st post from newbie!

Hi everyone I'm a newbie!! I started losing weight middle 2014 starting at 12 stone 13lbs. By start of December I had managed to get to 10 stone 10lbs but then Christmas happened and I have gradually gone up to 11 stone 6lbs. Now desperate to get to my goal of 10 stone, just don't want to be overweight any more.

Now for something which will sound really pathetic - when I was younger I used to go swimming at least 4 times a week and loved it and maintained a weight of around 8.5 and 9 stone. I long to go swimming again but just don't have the confidence to get into that dreaded costume. My most convenient pool is only about 2 mins distance from where I work so I could easily do it in my lunchtime but there lies the problem as lots of others from my building also use the centre. I told you it was pathetic but that's me. Anyway my goal is to be in the swimming pool by Christmas this year so my weight must be gone.

I don't know if I will get any replies to this post but it's really helped me writing it. Good luck everyone. xx

6 Replies

  • Hi there. Congrats on your weight loss. Isn't there another pool you could use after work or on weekends where you won't see anyone?

  • thank you - there are but they are all membership only which is something I don't want to get into just now - the nearby one is a very nice public centre - but I'll get there perhaps go early morning.

  • Hi ramps17,

    well done on your weight loss .. and must have been bit disappointing to see the scale going up again. But! if you've done it once.. u could do it again.. :-)

    If u don't wanna be in the pool just yet, why don't u think about running until u get in the pool :) I personally recommend Couch to 5K if u haven't done running till now. It is excellent thing to add to ur diet. :)

    All the best! Keep us posted!! :-)

    MoNi :-)

  • I have started the Couch to 5k and when I get more confident I thought I would sign up for the local Park run.

  • Hi Ramps,

    I just replied to you in another post - hope you get that ok. It's great to see your post here as well, and a very warm welcome. I won't repeat what I wrote in my previous reply, as you can hopefully read it and access it ok.

    Have a great week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Welcome, I hope you find what you need in this community. You'll find many motivational posts here! Start by dowloading an app on your phone to keep track of calories (Fat Secret, My Fitness Pal...), it's a great aid! Good luck!

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