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Day One (1)

Friday, 05/06/2015 2:24 p.m

Current Weight: 12.514 Stone (175.2 lbs)

Height: 5' Ft.

BMI: Very Obese

Goal Weight: 7.142 Stone (100 lbs)

I decided to lose some weight because I wanted to look good in my clothes, live longer and have more energy/not feel like a slug. I foolishly tried to do the water diet when you pretty much just drink water and wow, I felt like I was going to die and that was only day 0! I went out for a walk and also buy some dinner for my husband and 2 years old boy. I kept losing track of what I needed to get, feeling like I was going to faint and sick at the same time. That was very dumb of me.

I hated my self image so much I was willing to do such a foolish diet. Yesterday afternoon with the help of my husband; I decided that exercising, even though I hated it so much was the best option and of course, the good old healthy eating.

Today at 2:23 p.m I worked out until 3:13p.m. I don't have any work out DVDs or equipments so I just went up and down the stairs 40 times and did some other little bits of work out on the side.

I felt pretty good but had this sick feeling and tightness on my chest.

I'm pretty proud of myself today. I don't want this one to be like the ones in the past. I really want to stick to this.

Any tips on food would be great! Thank you.

Jonadette at 175.2 lbs.

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Hi and welcome. Have a look at the NHS12 week plan. It is a sensible weight loss plan that helps you learn about sensible, sustainable eating habits. The NHS BMI calculator will tell you how many calories you need to eat to lose weight. Also take a look at some of the NHS exercise programmes. I downloaded the couch to 5k podcast which has really suited me. Apart from walking it was the first exercise I'd done in about 30 years and I've actually started to enjoy it!

I'm about to start week.7 of the 12 and I'm still feeling positive and am really pleased with my progress, I've lost 6kg so far.

The trick is to set yourself small achievable goals. Check your portion size and allow yourself some treats, e.g I plan my menus for the week so I then know which days I can have a packet of crisps (yum, yum).

It sounds as if you have a supportive partner and you will receive super support from the people on this site.

Good luck


I'm going for the couch to 5k plan! Thanks for the recommendation!

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That couch to 5km plan is really good I,m enjoying it week 5 & managed 28 minutes jogging non stop


Hey, congrats on getting started, I'm right at the beginning too with 9 stone to lose :) Instead of doing crazy diets, use MyFitnessPal and track your calories against a daily goal. Easy to do and helps to keep you motivated :) It also takes into account your exercise and tells you how much weight you'll lose if you have a good day :)

It helps me a lot and makes you accountable for what you eat :)


Thank you very much!


Hi Jonadette,

Welcome to the forum. As Linggirl suggested, the NHS 12 week structured plan is really good in terms of offering sensible weight loss advice - it looks as both healthy eating and exercise. Here's a link:


As HanPanStrawberryJam suggested, the Myfitnesspal app is really good. It tracks calories of everything you eat and drink, as well as any exercise you do - I use it regularly, and it gets easier to use the more frequently you use it. It's free as well.

Eating healthy balanced meals will help you to feel much better in yourself, and will provide your body with the nutrients it needs.

Wishing you every success with your weight loss goals, and hope you have a great week ahead.

Lowcal :-)


Thank you very much!


Next time you are exercising by going up and down stairs carry a tin of beans in each hand and add a couple of squats and or lunges at the top and/or bottom of the stairs.

Try and make sure you drink lots of water.

And planning your meals is key. It's easy to slip up if you haven't got a plan.

Good luck


I will try carry canned goods for tomorrow's exercise! Thank you very much for your help!


Welcome on board - I have shed-loads to dump too. You keep good company as everyone is supportive and positive, unlike our own internal chatter which is frequently not! Best of luck :D


Thats amazing keep it going , you can do it


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