Hi, had a pretty shit year last year and put on loads of weight.  Feel very de-motivated, unfit and overwhelmed. Hunger doesn't seem to come into it as regards food, tend to use it when I am tired, sad, angry, down etc!  Feel I have all sorts of emotions attached to food with guilt being the major one and enjoyment hardly festuring!  Bit screwed up but hope to get more positive and more into lookinf after myself.  It is just so hard to sustain things, tend to be all or nothing the way I go at things, but this needs patience, committment and being in it for the long haul!

Never used a community for support before, but looks helpful and constructive!    Here's  hoping we can support each other!  We will all be at different places do that is bound to help.  Good luck everyone.

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  • Hi Liz,

    Sorry to hear you're feeling very de-motivated, and that your year has been a challenging one.  It's good to hear you're hoping to get more positivity and that you're hoping to look after yourself better.  You're right, it does take some patience, commitment and being in it for the long haul is more sustainable than trying to get a quick result. 

    I'm glad you feel the community looks helpful and constructive, as we do try to be a helpful and supportive place.  I'd like to give you the link to our Welcome Newbie post:

    moreless has put this together, and it's really useful at highlighting things that community members enjoy about the forum.  This is the Weight Loss NHS forum, so many of us are following the NHS 12 week plan - please do have a look at it, and see if it might fit in with your goals.

    Please join us for the Monday group weigh-in, which will be on all day and evening tomorrow.  I will be posting the sessions at just before 6.30am and also at 12.00 midday, and you can join in anytime you like - if you would like to of course!

    Wishing you a great week ahead.  Good luck with your goals, and I hope this year will be a positive one for you.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Help and welcome, Lowcal has already given you the basic fab advice!

    Mine is that food will not hug you, just a fix factor, drink in the evenings, herbal tea is fab, and so much choice, distraction is another one too.

    By taking control, seeking new recipes and stuff you'll feel motivated, and not so over whelmed, the first week, normally brings a bigger weight loss too.

    Hopefully you'll form some sustainable habits along your journey too, which I'm stress you will, plenty of support here too

  • Nothing to add to what others have said but just want to wish you well and good luck 

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