Newbie here! Im ambiemunch, 24, F. I began at 15 st 4lbs, and i am currently 14 st 11lbs. I feel i am in need of a little extra support from a forum just like this! I am so exited to join and hope we can all reach our goals. My personal goal is to reach 11 stone, and then i will see if i would still like to lose more. So, 3 st 11 to go!!!!! I had a mini breakdown last night (tears and everything) and found i am bullying myself, sounds strange but,...ive had enough. Trying to stay positive and kick it up a notch by joining. I feel my weightloss is a little bit of a slower rate than average and i am upset with trying things and caving in/giving up. I literally tell myself im no good and not worth it.
I am a little confused with 1200cals a day intake. So to lose 1lb a week it is a calorie deficit of 500 cals a day...so...on a diet of 1200 cals a day, is that the deficit there? (because you are not eating as much as you used to, is this automatic?) Or do you have to have 1200 calories a day PLUS 500 calories burned through exercise a day and get your deficit that way?
I was just wandering if anyone sets little goals, and what you use as rewards when you reach them? Do you do anything in particular to keep you motivated day to day? I have thought about getting 2 jars with the 'Lbs lost' and 'Lbs to go', and using lovely hot baths or something as a reward. Im not sure, any ideas would be great!
Looking forward to meeting everyone xx