Newbie (there's a first time for everything)

Actually, that's not true - I've tried the 5:2 diet - and still I found weight creeping up on me. You know that feeling when you don't want to stand on the scales because you know your not losing but gaining. Tried missing out lunch altogether but that just made me eat more in the evening. So I hope at 65 I can stick to a diet that will work on those extra 20 + lbs.

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  • Welcome and Good luck with your weight loss katek8 hope you do well. Take a good look around our site especially the welcome newbies section in the pinned posts section to the right or bottom if on a mobile and take a look at our 12 week plan as this is a very good starting point here.

    We are a very friendly bunch on here and feel free to ask us any questions or advice. We will be happy to help. You will have one of our administrators leaving you a message shortly with some advice too.

    Hope you do great!

  • welcome! good luck for your journey! :)

  • Hi katek8 and welcome to the forum.

    Check out the Welcome Newbies post in the pinned posts section as HubbysMissMouse has suggested (to the right of your screen on a pc, bottom on a mobile) - this contains some great info for starting out and navigating your way around the site.

    It's important you eat the right amount of calories for you weight and height. Check out your allowance on the NHS BMI calculator as everybody's allowance is very individual.

    nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyw...

    Take all of your before measurements and maybe a photo.

    We run weigh-ins from Tuesday to Saturday (at the moment Wednesday is our least busy day) and consider joining some of our challenges as they are fun and motivating.

    We also offer a Newbie badge for the first twelve weeks. If you would like one, let me know.

    Best of luck and looking forward to seeing you around. โ˜˜

  • Hi katek8. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone will tell you to look at the pinned posts for Newbies. You should find them helpful. I would advise downloading the NHS 12 week plan. Also check out what your BMI is and what it should be, and how many calories you should aim to consume in order to lose weight. I personally don't like the gym, I prefer walking, so that's my exercise of choice. I'm doing the 5:2 at the moment, it has worked for me in the past, so I'll let you know how it goes this time. Good luck!

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