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Here I Go!!

So this morning I got on the Scales and I went 13st 6.75 lbs. The heaviest I have been.

I have a tried a few things to lose weight and managed to get down to 12st 6lbs about 6 months ago but this was one of those non sustainable diets.

So this morning I decided to make today the day to start. I want to try and get down to 11st 7lbs and given myself a target of 2lbs a week.

I play tennis 2/3 times week so that should help and I would say I am unfit.

If anyone has any tips or advice I am more than happy to hear them.


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Hello Budvegas and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ You are not the only one to lose and gain weight on that merry go round of dieting ☺ well done on taking the first step on your new journey to a fitter, slimmer you ☺

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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 ☺

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If you really want to sustain your loss I suspect it would be best to go for a lower weekly loss. Then the changes you make to what you eat will be less drastic and so probably easier to continue.


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