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Newbie who has lost the same 2.5 stones several times! Need tips on making this time the last


As the title says I'm a newbie to this board about to embark on trying to lose some weight. I really need to lose around 5 stones but for the last 3 years around this time of the year I've tried to lose weight, been successful in losing about 2.5 stones, have increased my exercise and activity but then it's like something clicks in my brain and I lose my confidence. It's as if I only believe I can lose 2.5 stones or maybe I'm afraid what it would be like to lose all 5 stone or just that I feel better a bit lighter and think I don't need to try. Probably a mix of all three.

So have you any tips for me to get my head into the right place so that I can make this time the last time I have 5 stones to lose?

Thank in advance.

6 Replies

Hi Nifty and welcome. If an administrator hasn't posted loads of useful information by the time I finish writing this, then they soon will. How you can set about doing it will be mentioned there.

What a large number of people here are doing, is not trying to rush the loss. They are creating lifestyles for themselves that will be sustainable after they have reached their goals.

Additionally, you will find so much support here from everyone who will cheer you through the good times but will be there for you, supporting you through the harder times. I can't exaggerate how large a part of our journey that is.

Having lost as much as you have previously, you've clearly got the strength to do well here.

Best of luck to you!

Nifty_50 in reply to Tiggerr

Hi Tigger

Thank you for responding. It will be nice to feel I'm walking alongside other people in the same boat! And I think you're right about this being long term changes and not just short term gains.

Tiggerr15kg in reply to Nifty_50

The admins are very busy being incredibly supportive and helping to keep this forum running as brilliantly as it does but just to make sure you don't miss their intro I will tag YellowRose55 and IndigoBlue61

YellowRose554st 7lbs in reply to Tiggerr

Thanks Tiggerr

YellowRose554st 7lbs

Hi Nifty_50

I do apologise for taking so long to reply to your post today I thought I had already done it, sorry.

Welcome to the weight loss forum. There is lots of support here to help get you to your goal.

Take a look at the "Welcome Newbies" post in the Pinned post section on the right or if on a mobile at the bottom. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members are having success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start along with a photo so you can see the changes on the days when the scales don't move.

We have daily weigh-ins so why not come and join us. You can find the weigh-in on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the weigh-in and state your starting weight and any loss/gain or maintain over the week.

To get the best out of the forum be active. Share experiences, tips and recipes. Read some of the posts, they are very motivating.

Enjoy your first week.



Hello and welcome Nifty_50

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