hi im new here and after some advice i have just had a baby (7 months ago)

and don't seem to have any motivation to lose weight i have always been round 9 stone but weighed myself this morning and nearly 12 stone which is out of my comfort zone.

i have always been a active person but since having my second child just cant find any motivation my diet has gone very unhealthy find myself going for any ting with lots of sugar in it. i used to love walking always went for a 3 mile walk each morning till i was 5 months pregnant but now struggle doing a walk once a week.

i have looked into joining slimming world but finds it expensive to join etc.

any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  • Good morning! Welcome. Well done for tackling this before the problem creeps up to higher figures!

    Lots of us find this forum is much cheaper and MUCH more motivating than the old slimming world clubs etc etc. So why not join us? You sound as if you know what you need to do, so why pay someone else to tell you - and anyway if you need a reminder then one of the other helpful members will be very happy to dish out some hard won experience in your direction!

    On here lots of us are:

    Doing or (at least starting with) the NHS 12 week plan.

    Recording our weight every Monday in the thread run by Lowcal and others (post goes up about 7am- and you just answer). You'll get a pat on the back from one of the kind people who run the thread for the week you've just done, and a bit of motivation to get your act together for the week ahead. It's a great chance to chip in and cheer someone else along too.

    Come on here and chat to others (to moan, groan, motivate ourselves and others)- all lower calorie than hitting the biscuit tin!

    Step up the exercise - if you like walking you need to find Lizzy's kicking the kilometres thread - and what's more we NEED you! We have a group goal to walk to Santa by Christmas - get a pedometer or use a smart phone tracker and log your footsteps with us. Everyone is very lovely when you have had a dire week but the important thing is to join in and come back next week. There is talk of walking around the world next year, so please join us, actually PLEASE join us! Others are embarked on the NHS Couch to 5k program and keep us posted on their achievements.

    Calorie counting using MyFitnessPal (great on the smart phone - free download) - I use it to record my nice down-trending weight graph too!

    A whole new (or possibly your lovely old?!) wardrobe awaits - what are you waiting for?

    Good luck!


  • This is a fab post from Runningsoon and no way can I top it, so I'll just say welcome and all the best :)

  • Hi Milly,

    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on having recently had your second child. I am sure you must be really busy. I know you said you enjoy walking, and that you're struggling to fit in time to do a walk once a week, but I hope you manage to enjoy that walk, and hopefully you'll find your mojo comes back as you get fitter and healthier.

    Runningsoon has given you such great advice, so there's not really much I can add to it, except to say that I hope you might join us for the Monday group weigh-in, if you fancy joining in. You'd be really welcome.

    Hope you're having a good week.

    The NHS 12 week plan is a great plan, so well worth a look. Completely free and a great structure.

    Take care,

    Lowcal :-)

  • Hi Milly

    My daughter had her second baby about 4 months ago and like you she finds herself reaching for the sugar to give her extra energy. Looking after 2 children can be very tiring, so it's not surprising that you feel lacking in motivation. Try not to fret about it, or your weight, but start by thinking about healthy eating when you are able, rather than dieting.

    Many people find that planning is essential for success, so the 12 week Plan is a good place to start. You could focus on the healthy eating to start with, and perhaps count calories when/if you feel you need to do that.

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