Need motivation

Hi everyone iv used this sight a few years ago and forgot my password so had to re register I'm struggling to get motivation since I have been married I have piled on the weight nearly 7 stone it's starting to effect my breathing and also my husband as he tells me constantly that he wants me to loose the weight which I can understand but il start dieting then within 1 week I'm eating rubbish again and not exercising due to been nakered through my weight and also running round after my kids I really want to loose the weight and get my confidence and health back but no matter how I try these days all I want to do is eat everything in sight please can someone help


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  • You can do this, you done it once before and this proves that you can do it.

    Tell yourself something like you are doing it for your children and if your husband tells you to loose weight, you are doing it for him too. Any time you feel like your falling off track think of your love for them and it should bring you back on track unless you can think of something else to motivate you enough.

  • Have you thought of trying the 5:2 diet. If you can be really strict with yourself 2 days each week and then eat normally for you the other 5 it would be worth a try. The book I used was "The Fast Diet" by Michael Mosely. Good luck. I am sure you can do this.

  • Bite the bullet (not the chocolate) and get weighing and calorie counting. I've downloaded My Fitness Pal which is really easy to use. Seeing the calories mount up is a great way to put you off eating the extra piece of toast or whatever.

  • Hi Kimjukes88,

    Must be good if you've come back 🙂

    Sorry to hear your struggling but at least you have got the best support on here.

    Yes it is hard going and we all have days were we want to break/give up. But I've found that when I'm feeling hard pushed I come on here and read some inspiring posts. (Guess what... I'm on here a lot!) 😀

    But I'm sticking to my walking which is now about 2.5miles. And then kettlebell workout 3 times a week at the moment. Trust me I have to push myself to start but once it's over I'm so pleased with myself.

    Maybe you can find something that will push your fitness just a tiny bit more each week.

    Keep going however small the steps. Think how hard a baby tries to learn to walk, many tumbles but they never give up 🙂 Stick with us, we can do it.

    Good luck on your weight loss journey.

  • Hi Kimjukes88,

    Welcome Back! I know you've been here before, but I'm going to give you the welcome we give all new members as, I'm sure things will have changed since you were last here :) I hope that the forum helps you to get back on track!

    Take a look at the NHS 12 Week Plan, it contains recipes and exercise plans to follow for the first twelve weeks of your journey. :D

    Take a look at the left of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile device) and find the 'Pinned Posts' section, here you can find the 'Welcome Newbie' post, various challenges that are going on in the forum (take part in whatever ones take your fancy - if any do at all!), there is also a recipe collation there and any important posts from Admin :)

    Also to your left is the 'Topics' area, here you can find posts related to each topic, it's good if you are looking for something specific :)

    The Monday Group Weigh In takes place weekly and is posted alternately by Zest and moreless (I suggest you follow them, they are also our site admins), a morning session post is put live just before 06:30 and runs until midday, while the afternoon session runs from midday until 18:00 on the Friday of that week - this week's thread is still open (, so, if you wish, you can go and post your starting weight there :)

    We also run a badges system on the forum, you can start with the ‘Newbie’ badge and then work you way up to 7lbs and then in 1 stone increments, they are also avaliable in Kgs too. If you would like a badge, just let Lowcal or moreless know :)

    All that remains is to wish you a great first week on the forum - be involved because it's where we get our boost each day :P

    Rob :)

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