Newbie at calorie counting!

Hi all! I've been a bit of a diet obsessive over the past 2 years but more importantly a HUGE foodie... In 2015 I lost two stone using ideas from Slimming World, clean eating, and basically cutting out sugar and fat. I've still managed to keep the majority of that off - yay! Last year in January I done the same and my weight loss went up to 3 stone which was great but I found it very difficult to keep off and I was constantly craving naughty foods. I am 5ft6 and 10 stone 6, and now following the NHS plan by calorie counting! I'd like to be 9 stone. It seems too good to be true, I can finally eat what I like in moderation! :-) I'd love some slimming buddies! Is there anyone which has similar goals to me?

And more importantly, how large/small are everyone's weight losses calorie counting? I'm used to 2/3 lbs a week usually but would like to know what to expect when I'm eating what I like now :-)


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  • Hi. I'm a newbie on the 12 week plan. Did some calorie counting and exercise for a few months last yr and lost 5kg but lost motivation so I'm trying again. I'm 5'5" and 10 stone 10. My ideal weight is about 1 1/2 stone down from there. Doubt I'll get that far but I'm gonna try!

    As far as I can tell, it's great on here for support. Good luck!

  • Yay! So glad I've already met someone with very similar goals to myself - can't wait to keep in touch. Good luck!

  • Hello kirstydurkan and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺

    Very well done on losing, and more importantly, maintaining your weight loss ☺ to answer your question about the 12 week plan, many people have had success with it. Please use the BMI checker to find your target calories and also decided upon your target weight. You cant be far off? ☺

    Also take a look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you ☺

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news ☺

    The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, but they are very busy. If you wish to take part Sunday is the quietest day and you'd be very welcome to join. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.☺

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too ☺

    You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you may have a 'Newbie' badge. If you have any questions or would like a Newbie badge please just ask ☺

    Best wishes


  • Thanks so much Anna! That's such a great help and I can't wait to be a part of the little weight loss community! I'd love a Newbie badge :-)

  • Done ☺

    Enjoy the forum ☺

  • Hi newbie as well i have 2 stones to loose or at least aiming for it. You had great progress congrats. I am 5'2" and 11st2 which is to much. After 2 pregnancies and 5 stones up in both i managed to loose it easier first time but 2nd time not that lucky. I am not sure why i find it harder 2nd time maybe not doing enough exercise as we moved house and driving more then before. I have started doing pilates 2 days a week and lost about 3 lbs in january but nothing more over the last week. I have already cut down sugar using stevia liquid, carbs. Thinking about the 5:2 fasting but with 500cal in the fasting days. Good luck Stef

  • Hope all goes well! Slow and steady wins the race!

  • I'm new & just starting the 12 week plan. A good day & I enjoyed the fresh air. I have a lot of weight to lose. I hope I can do it this year and more. Good luck to you. G

  • Well done you! Good luck - I'm sure you'll do great :-)

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