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Hi everybody I'm a newbie to this site but not to dieting. Lost 2 stone before we went to Florida last June but have put it all back on plus some extra πŸ™„

Would love to lose 2.5/ 3 stone but I'm really struggling get motivated and need some inspiration. I'm fairly active as I work and also walk my dog at least once a day. I'm also peri menopausal and would like to hear from other ladies about the best ways to lose weight for women of a certain age πŸ˜„ Hayley x


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  • Hi and welcome, hoey :)

    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 :)

  • Hello and welcome hoey1966 😊

    Hormones can play havoc can't they? I find restricting carbohydrates helpful, also eating earlier in the day, but it's still tough. πŸ˜• Doesn't mean impossible though.

    I definitely find focussing on the healthy eating side effective, eat enough to not feel hungry, and regular exercise. 😊 Like you, my dog is my exercise buddy 😊

    Best wishes


  • Hi Anna and thank you for your reply. Yes I've read somewhere recently that cutting down on the carbs is good for women going through this stage of life, I will certainly give it a good go. I also have myfitnesspal on my phone which is good for keeping track of the calories which can creep up without you realising πŸ™„ Thanks again x

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