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Hi everyone. Just joined. I have 11/2stones to lose. I've lost and gained a stone several times over the last ten years but this time I want it to stay off because my cholesterol and blood pressure are increasing. I'm 63 and need to get it under control or will end up on medication. I'm a member of a gym and try to attend a few classes each week. It has been mostly Pilates yoga and treadmill walking over the last year but last week I added in some aqua fit and a body pump class. I managed to put on a pound ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Morning Mission17

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success with this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

    Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

    Take your measurements at the start along with a photo so you can see the changes and you will find it motivating on the days when the scales don't move.

    We have daily weigh-ins so feel free to come and join us. You can find the weigh-ins posted in the Events section on the Home page on the right hand side. Just click on the post and state your starting weight, your aim for the week and any loss/gain/maintain for the week.

    To get the best from the forum be active. Share ideas, stories and tips. Read through the post in the Topic section, they are inspiring and motivating.

    Have a good first week.

    Rose

  • You have certainly come to the right place. This is such a supportive place to be, everybody will help, no one will judge and there is lots of advice.

    Mine would be log your calories on MyFitnessPal app which is easy to install and use and be very clear that food must be weighed and calories counted or you end up fooling yourself. A good diet is most important.

    Try to read one of a Dale Pinnock's books. He writes super recipe books but always based on using the right foods that help particular conditions. He has one called Heart Disease, I think it is really interesting, explains things in an easy to understand way. I use lots of his books and the recipes are great.

    Enjoy your journey and keep visiting the forum.

  • Thanks I'll check out that recipe book. I use the my fitness app already but don't weigh things so you are right - I'm kidding myself ๐Ÿ˜„ I'm on a mission now so hope to see results ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • I am sure you will!

  • Do you know have many calories you should really eat in a day anyway. I know that MyFitnessPal tells me I should have 1200 a day but with my bmi index it tells me I can have around 1360 and 1730 so I more stick to what my bmi tells me because I never used to have enough calories and was always putting on weight. This used to confuse me so I was always never fully happy. I am so much happier as well because now I am eating more and losing weight. This sounds really strange to many but is working. Just by coming on here I have had three wins in one. It is a great place for advice and help.

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