Hi, Have just joined the site. Not new to Health unlocked. Have used the website for last 18 weeks. I decided that I had to get my weight down as I felt it was starting to impact on my wellbeing as I got older. I have always struggled with trying to lose it, but previously it didn't affect my health. My knees, bones etc were starting to get painful.
I am so pleased with the results. I have lost 26lbs in the 18 weeks. The health benefits have been amazing! My aches are disappearing and I can exercise (walking mostly ) so much easier without being sore. And the best bit, my clothes are not fitting any more!
Over the years I have been at various clubs and latterly with Slimming World. I did lose with them, but it always went back on. This time round, with all the tips on the NHS site and couple of ones from Slimming world, I have managed to lose consistently week on week. Not huge amounts, but steady losses every week. I've not denied myself anything but do base my calories on healthy food from all groups and small treats at end of day. Getting back to calories has been an eye opener as at the clubs you just don't see how much you are taking in in Syns or points on "junk" food. It has been a reality check. So now with almost 2 stones lost I have signed up to have a back up when my motivation wanes. I still have a few stones to go. I am determined to get to a healthy weight, keep it off and enjoy my life as a fitter and healthier person.