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I've never done one of these before but I'm thought I have nothing to loss, Hi my name is Rionach I'm 21 and I live in Belfast, I'm going to Ibiza in June, it's gonna be the first time I've been out of the UK and I don't want to be covered up, I'm not that bothered about my legs it's my belly I'm concerned about. I can still sick my stomach in but that won't work in a swimsuit and I'm tired of holding it in, I want to be the girl that's going to be sitting next to me on the beach, flat stomach lovely legs proud of her body not shy in showing it off and just loving her holiday, instead of hiding my stomach under t-shirts and not wanting to even go the beach cos of how I'll look next to those girls, so I'm been trying for a week or some now, when I started I was 12.4 stone and the Wednesday just gone I weighted myself and I was 12.2 stone so I lost 2 pounds in a week with just not eating treats and do little 15 minute at home exercises and I would be more than happy if that's all I could lose, but if th eres anything else I could do to help me lose even 1 more pound a week or more I would be very grateful for any advice. Thank you

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  • Hi and welcome, Rio :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then 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 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it. 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 :)

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. 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 :)

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • I think 2lb weight loss is good, don't expect it to come off too quickly or you will be disappointed! Exercise will help as well particularly if you want to target an area like your tummy.

  • Thanks EllaMidlands for reply, I've never done this before even leaving a comment was hard lol. Iknow it'll take awhile, like you said, for the weight to come off, but I wasn't sure if 2 pounds a week was good or bad for beginning lol

  • You aren't hugely overweight so wouldn't really expect to lose loads in first week. I am a lot bigger than you so lost 7 in first week but don't let that bother you. If you lose 1-2 lb a week you will see the result you want. Some weeks you might not lose at all and that happens

  • Wow 7 pounds in one week that's awesome :) yea I'm just gonna keep doing what I'm doing at least by the time I go on holiday i hopefully won't be the weight I am now and sure that's always a good thing 😊

  • Absolutely, don't compare yourself with anyone else, just lose what you can

  • Thanks, it's actually nice to hear someone telling me I can do it, i havn't had the best support network out of my family so it's nice to have someone tell me that I can do it 😊

  • You will get all the support you need here Rio. Everyone is lovely and we understand how hard it is. 2lb is a cracking loss, just keep on keeping on and have a picture of that beach in your head all the time.

    We will all be willing you on.

  • Thank you lol yep everyday it's getting closer :)

  • Well done on 2lbs in a week! Just keep doing what you've been doing!

  • Aww thank you, I've been wanting to lose weight for years but I always tired for a few days then gave into just going back to what I was eating before but I've got a daughter now and I want to be able to run after her and to also be a good role model for her so I'm definitely not going back now :)

  • This is a good place to come to, lots of advice and tips on here.

    I was born in Belfast, I live down the road a bit now.

    Nice to meet you Rio.

  • Ah cool, yes nice to meet you too jimtom, it's so nice to have support from some many nice people :)

  • Yes its a good place here.

    I hope you are well. :)

  • :) yes I am well thank you, hope you are well too

  • I am thanks.. good luck with your weight loss. :)

  • Thank, you too :)

  • Keep going take no notice of your bell who cares enjoy your self theirs a lot of people out there all different shapes and sizes

  • Hi Rio - my starting weight was very similar to you 12stone 7 - that was 14 weeks ago . Now I am 10stone 13, and I look and feel quite different. Not sure I'd wear a bikini yet, but a swimming costume no worries. I usually lose 1-2 lbs a week. The main thing is to keep up a nice slow steady loss - change your habits for life and keep the weight off. I did the 12 week plan, now I'm just calorie counting. I'm sure you can do it by June - you've got plenty oftime, iit's not a race x

  • Thanks for replying, yes I'm just not eating stuff that I don't need really, and I've been cooking things properly not just sticking chicken nuggets and chips in the oven for 30 minutes and I've been doing at home workouts aswell so that's been working so far I'll keep it going :) x

  • That's an incredible loss JiminyCrickret-well none you and such positive encouragement. I will reflect on your wise words regularly.

  • Started very similar weight to you and I've steadily lost 1-2lbs a week. What I would say tho (to avoid any disappointment maybe ) is measure your stomach. One week I lost nothing but I'd lost two inches of my stomach. So it's not all scales especially if your exercising (I do about 15 mins 3 times a week but my body fat has decreased faster than the scales ) xx

  • Yea I need to measure my stomach and see what I am, I'm really going for it this time, thank you for reply :) xx

  • I go to boots and use their machine - gives you body fat mass % which is good I find to look at if my weight isn't budging. I've gone from 40% to 33% yet only lost 4lbs. Think it's because I'm exercising and building muscle but from what I've researched muscle will help me lose weight in the long run, good luck on your journey x

  • Ah yea I've seen them machines before I've actually always wanted to try it lol so now's my chance to, thank you :) good luck to you with your journey too :) x

  • I am very lazy about the tape measure, tend to go with the feel of my trousers. I have tightened my belt by two holes which is a lovely feeling. But, I really must get the tape measure out!

  • Well done 2 pounds weight loss very good for a wk ..just keep up with good work....and you will get to target 😊

  • Thank you for reply, I've gotten so many nice comments from people on here, it's lovely to have other people tell you that you can do it

  • Hi Rionach, First things first. You are a beautiful and amazing person who looks fantastic and will have a total party in Ibiza. OK you want to loose a few pounds so you don't have to hold your tummy in the first few days. What you are doing seems to work so carry on. In my experience when I wanted to lose weight increasing exercise helped.

  • Thank you Scotty-22 :)

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