Hi all, just joined

Hi all, i have just joined this site, I have today decided to find willpower, so i checked my BMI, I was shocked to find i am quite severely OBESE. I need to lose over 7st 7lbs to be a normal BMI. So i shall look at losing 1/2 stone at a time, before thinking of the rest of the weight. However, with clinical depression, i find not comfort eating very hard, but i will try hard.


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  • Hello and welcome - hope you find this forum helpful.

    Your approach to weight loss sounds very sensible - breaking it down into achievable goals. Good luck with the first 1/2 stone!

  • Hi Tabatha999,

    Welcome to the forum and I hope you'll enjoy being part of this community. You are setting yourself a sensible goal to lose half a stone at a time, and I hope you'll find the support you're looking for here - it's a friendly and supportive place.

    If you fancy a read, I would recommend reading the Welcome Newbie post, put together by Moreless and it has lots of things that people enjoy about the forum - some good advice and tips there, plus recipes etc:


    Also, do have a look at our Monday group weigh-in posts - here's a link to the Afternoon/Evening post:


    If you fancy joining us, you'd be very welcome - just pop in and introduce yourself, there's some pointers for what kind of things to post there as a newbie (see the intro to the post). Only join if you fancy being part of it, I do realise that group weigh-ins aren't for everyone, and essentially just join in the things that interest you.

    Have a great week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Hi Tabatha999, I just started today and was also shocked last night to discover the extent of my obesity. I think it's in part due to the calculations used to generate BMI, so I would take it with a grain of salt! I think your attitude and goal of looking at it half a stone at a time is good! So far I've only started today and I've found the forum to be very supportive and helpful. :) I've also suffered from depression in the past and I did sometimes find that taking a 10-minute walk instead of comfort eating helped me a lot. I hope we're both successful, let's take it slow and steady!

  • Hi and welcome Tabatha :)

    Don't despair, when I joined, I needed to lose nearly 9 stone to get to healthy BMI and now, 6 months later, I've lost over 4 stone, so anything's possible :)

    Stay active on the forum, because it's a very friendly and motivational place to be.

    Wishing you all the best :)

  • Hello

    Small targets work well for me too as the 'big picture' is just overwhelming πŸ˜• 5% was what was suggested, (over 3 months) the difference was noticeable so I then went on to 10% in 6 months etc Good luck 😊


  • Good luck with your first half stone and welcome to the forum πŸ˜€

  • I have just joined and my opinion is that we should all set small achievable target. Such as 1 pound a week. If we set our targets too high I find I get discouraged so slowly but surely is the best way. The very best of luck with your diet.

  • If I can do it, then so can you . I have 5st and 9.5ilbs to lose to be within my BMI . The support here is great. I am new too...only been here a week, so yes you are in a good place here. Nice to hear from you x

  • P.S. Comfort eating is what I have been doing for a long time now...gorge then feel horrid and round and round we go....that is until I found this site. Good to have other people who get it!!

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