New here and need to get my butt into gear!

Hi everyone! so i have known for a long time i need to lose weight, at 26 with a BMI of 31 and 5ft 3 its not good.

Last year I had a bad year for hospital visits and things being confirmed with medical problems. i was told i have a peptic ulcer and ill be on medication for that for most of my life now, i have non celiac gluten intolerance, IBS and Meniere's disease which makes it impossible to go to a gym so i work out from home now.

By July i would like to drop a dress size so i think that's a nice reachable target, but i cannot justify paying to go to slimming groups when i know with determination and the help of people who are doing the same thing i can get there!

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  • Hello eccentricemo and welcome to the weight loss forum ๐Ÿ˜Š

    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • I have ibs problems but I have now found foods that I can eat and put them into my 12 week low cal diet. I do need to keep watch on my ibs cause I do have really bad days with it. I have been doing this diet since Monday and I am doing more walking and cutting down on sugary foods and things that give me ibs belly pain. There is a chart of foods that you eat with ibs I just googled it and put it into practice. Hope this helps

  • Thank you so much i will have a look, its just getting to grips with what i can eat and make sure i plan :-)

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