Chocolate Addict

Hi there, I'm new to this group. I haven't got a massive amount to lose now, but would like to lose at least 10lbs and if possible 14lbs. I am on Beta blockers fro hypertension, been on them on and off since i was 18. I'm also at that awful menopausal stage, so I really have to keep an eye on my weight. I exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week and walk as much as I can. I'm on here for support really, as it's hard doing this on your own and I don't have time to join the local Slimming groups. I am a chocolate addict, which isn't good I know. I don't smoke, never have, but I like a drink now and then.

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  • Chocolate addict, aye? Tell me about it! I've got a bit more weight to lose than you Mildred, and I'm having to dodge quickly round all the supermarket chocolate bar shelves, trying to evade temptation! Oooo, torture.

  • Torture indeed. I try to keep buy alternative treats, but I don't deprive myself too much or I crave it more. Moderation is the key. ( I keep losing the key though :) )

  • Hi and welcome Mildred62

    Take a look at the Pinned Posts section, to the right of your screen (bottom, if you're using a mobile) and have a look at the Welcome Newbies thread.

    Look at the Topics section beneath that, for posts that could answer any questions you may have. Consider joining any, or all, of our challenges, as they're fun and motivating.

    Join us for one of the Group weigh-in. The latest weigh-in thread can always be found in the Events section, to the right (bottom) of the home page.

    Be active on the forum, as that's where we exchange ideas and get our daily dose of motivation and inspiration and don't be afraid to ask for assistance, if you need it

    Wishing you all the best as you start on your journey to health and happiness

  • Many thanks.

  • The best thing about this forum is the tips/advice they are impartial but best of all they are FREE.

  • That's great.

  • Chocolate is the devil's work! It's so delicious that I almost wish it didn't exist. But then, would life be worth living?

    For me, there is no substitute for chocolate, so I just do without it when I am trying to lose weight.

    When I'm maintaining, I don;t eat it very often, but every now and again I have a big bar of my favourite all to myself.

    I've also stopped the wine - I find that even one glass makes me ravenously hungry, even if I've just eaten a big meal.

    I think if you have only a few pounds to lose - I'm in a similar position to you, wanting to lose about 7lbs-10lbs - you do need to be pretty strict and weigh and measure everything quite carefully so that you don;t accidentally go over your calorie allowance. It's very tedious, but it does work. The menopause shouldn't stop you losing weight if you count your cals carefully.

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