Newbie here!

Hi everyone another newbie here! I guess I need to lose approx two and a half stone. I am a retired nurse but obviously didn't practice what I preached. I was very slim until my 40's but in hindsight I did not eat much. Life was very busy. I have slowly put on weight over last 20 years. I do lots of exercise yoga, pilates, OAP aerobics and weights x2 and aquarobics. I truly expected to lose weight but didn't though I did change shape. The only time have lost weight was when I was upset and can't eat then. I eat healthily so guess it has to be portion control. Have tried WW and SW but not for me.

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  • Hi and welcome Vixtoria :)

    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 :)

  • welcome

  • Welcome. SW and WW not for me either. I found the 12 week plan good, and have continued calorie counting. Good luck with whatever approach you choose.

  • Hello and welcome Vixtoria 😊

    You are doing all the right things, like you say, you just need to tweak your portion size 😊

    Good luck

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