After Christmas regrets

I am about 2.5 stone overweight according to the NHS BMI stuff [ which I don't agree with .. I guess 1.5 will be super if the shape is good too, I think I would look too gaunt if I lost so much. } Anyhoo we all agree I need to lose a stone and a half,,, and then let's evaluate. I was doing so well and losing small but regular weight ..then... I went on an all inclusive holiday in the Canaries.[ just don't ... ever !] I thought I was being parsimonious and skipped the pastries at brekkie etc. When I got home I find I have put the best part of a stone on. I am so disappointed after all that hard work. Now it is Feb and I'm not for going out walks or doing much at all re activity ,so I need a lot of inspiration from you guys to get into the groove again. 'Right back to ya '


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  • The best thing is that you are here and have the desire to lose the weight you have put on! You have put in the hard work before and now it's time to do it again. This time you need to think of ways to stop yourself from spiraling out of control. You know you need to increase your activity to help with weight loss so try and find something that you enjoy which you can do a few times a week and don't forget to mix it up! I wish you the best of luck :)

  • Hello MidnightDancer and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺

    You are not the only one who gained weight over Christmas! !! But if you get back to it you will soon lose the weight again ☺ If you are struggling to get back on the wagon the January Amnesty may help ☺ it's in 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 ☺

    Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate ☺

    The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, but they are quite busy. If you wish to take part Sunday is the quietest day but you are welcome to join any day. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the 'home' page, or at the very bottom (after all the posts) 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 ☺

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    Best wishes


  • Yes I'd love a newbie badge please. Thanks for your advice and motivational tips. I feel more confident and excited now. Cheers.

  • That bmi told me I needed to lose over 3 stone, totally wrong! I judge my weight by sight now.

  • Yes... Sight and how fit I feel too. Cheers

  • Hi Midnight Dancer Set small goals, track your intake and try some house based exercise. It's all about putting less in and getting more out. You can do this so let's both aim to lose at least 2 pounds for the next 4 weeks. Up for it?

  • Yes... Game on. Good luck to you too. I'm going to measure tummy and hips too. Thanks for being so helpful. Cheers

  • first be kind to yourself, what you put on quickly is likely to come off quickly. We are still in the depths of winter so that makes it hard.

    now just for today get out and do a walk, this will help kick start a bit of exercise and do you good mentally. I have a fitbit which helps. I have been there, its pooey, but a start is all you need. Today keep within your calories and the boost to your self esteem will carry you forward.keep posting, you will do this xx

  • Thank you slimmersoon. You are right, it is a day at a time. Today has been really wild and wet outside so I've done whole house hoovering building up a good sweat. I've avoided carbs too. I'm pleased about having you guys helping. Cheers

  • Well, if you're going to do it, do it with knobs on!! You had a great time on your hols, but now it's time to focus and get started. You've taken the first step, and you'll get great advice and motivation from this site. Look forward to reading how you're doing...xx

  • You are so right. I'm so pleased I found this site. Thanks

  • Well Midnightdancer, firstly that must have been a lovely holiday and a real tonice during our winter glooms. I am sure you enjoyed every moment and were so happy to have trimmed your weight beforehand to make the most of your nice summer clothes. So you know how good it feels. You have done it before, and you know you can do it again. We are all with you every half pound of the way!

  • I love your saying... Every half pound of the way! Thanks for motivating me. Good luck to you Shellamb . Cheers

  • Hi MidnightDancer,

    Glad you have found your way to this site it is really helpful.

    You can lose the weight have faith in yourself.

    Has for the BMI mine is 22 but mynDr says could do with losing another few lbs, while my friends son is a rugby player and he is classed has obese there nit a ounce of fat on him. So as long as it goes down which it will don't place all your focus on that.

    Good luck on your journey


  • Thanks Wendy. I'll aim to get fit and lose some weight to help my joints. Right now I'm carting round extra fatty weight so I need to shed that off. Activity is the key I guess. Thanks for the support and good luck to you.

  • If you can download an app it may help there are afew out there fitbit or myfitnesspal (i use that) once in it calculates steps, tells you hiw many cals to eat per day and easy to use.

    I have 1200 cals per day 30% carbs and 35% fat and protein.

    Stopped eating rice, pasta and spuds may have spuds once a week. Breakfast consists of 20g porridge oats had 30g hot water 10g peanut butter 100g liberte (plain yogurt) or total soak over night then add 30g raspberries frozen ok or use strawberries carbs after exercise (long vigourous walk) 8.30. 12 50g houmous 1 kallo thin corn cake, 3 50g smoked salmon 10g peas, 20g carrots courgette 2 eggs and 10g red Leicester cheese (frittatta), 7 ( 1 1/2hrs hiit gym) 100g ham lean deli counter 40kale 30g spinach 71g cauli and broccoli, 20g peas sweetcorn 1 tomatoe 30g aubergine 35g courgette 51g carrots roasted in the oven yummy then 100g yogurt and tangerine. Still have 423 cals left. Silly eh.

    If you install myfitnesspal contact if you need help with it.

    Good luck


  • Signed up thanks. Love the way it tells you ... if you eat like this every day you will be X in X weeks . Cheers

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