Hi there, I'm Magsie and I have just joined this site. I'm hoping that being a part of this community will help motivate me with my weight loss journey...which is due to be a long one! I'm hoping this will be the time I lose the weight and keep it off for good. I don't mind too much how long it takes just as long as it's a steady loss that I can maintain. So that's me and why I'm here 😊


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  • Welcome huni xx

  • Hello Magsie Welcome you will definitely get inspiration here It's a fantastic forum there are loads of tips and support xx

  • Welcome MagsieMoo.

    Your long term view of your journey is spot on. To get the weight off and then to keep it off is by its nature long term.

    One of the admins will fill your screen :) , later, with lots of really useful information. I'm only in my 7th week here but have found the site and the people here invaluable so do make the most of it and them. Left to my own devices I would have given up during my first week.

    Wishing you all the best and have a good weekend.

  • Hi MagsieMoo and welcome I am also doing this the long and (very) slow way, in the past I've lost half of my excess weight several times then got bored of counting calories or distracted by stress and keep ending up back where I started, so this time hoping if it's really slow the lifestyle change will get firmly embedded! Good luck to you 😀

  • Hello MagsieMoo welcome to the forum. I have been here for 8 months and have found the support invaluable in my slow and steady weight loss. You are right there is no time pressure focus on the lb or 1/2 lb I am happy with a maintain as well 😀

    Have you had a chance to read the welcome newbies post on the right hand side of your screen it is titled welcome newbies. It has lots of good tips about how to use the site and links to really helpful things like the NHS 12 week plan.

    I wish you luck and determination 😀

  • Hi MagsieMoo

    Well done for taking the first step. The folks on here are amazingly friendly and you will have lots of support and encouragement on your journey.

    Good luck :)

  • Hi and welcome, MagsieMoo :)

    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 :)

    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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 :)

  • Thanks everyone for your messages. Nice to meet you all and thanks for the tips and words of encouragement. I will take a look through the challenges and topics and sort out my starting measurements and a 'before' pic as suggested.

    I have decided to give the 5-2 plan a try as I know it has worked well for some people and is reputed to have additional health benefits. I'll see how I get on and if it doesn't suit me I'll turn then to the 12 week NHS plan. Wish you all well with your own journeys!

  • Thank you and good luck.

  • Hi MagsieMoo you will find lots of support on this forum :) good luck with your weight loss journey :)

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