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9st to lose

Hi first day for me. I've done just about every diet going. Managed to lose nearly 4st with slimming world, then became a consultant and its slowly crept back on in the last 4 years. I need to do something different as I'm stuck in a rut. I'm type 2 diabetic, have an under active thyroid and in the menopause. We eat mostly my husband and son are both veggies so it's mostly meat-free for me. Xx

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Hello Muttiemoo and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ I can feel your frustration, but you have successfully lost weight before and you will again ☺ The trick for me, is not dieting, but finding a way of eating that will suit me permanently. I'm also on thyroxine and had a Hysterectomy last year, so i do understand. First though, let me welcome you to the forum.

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and 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 NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for . I also read Miriam Stoppards book on the menopause, and she advocates eating less carbohydrates and eating them earlier in the day. ☺ 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 ☺

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page ☺ Here is the link for today's weigh-in


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Best wishes



Hi Muttiemoo, well done big step you have taken. I joined last week when a friend told me about this forum I have weighed today that was a big step for me going to measure in a bit and then it becomes real haha. Good Luck. xx

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Hi there, I Joined yesterday and still finding my way around the site but I'm really finding the forum so motiving and interesting. good luck on your journey x

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You too x


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