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Starting today 🙂

Today I have decided to start calorie counting, I've never done this before and really hoping it works. Would like to drop around 10lb ( more would be good but need to be realistic). I've done SlimmingWorld for a few years but the pounds are creeping back on as my heart isn't in it anymore, I stick to it for a few days then give up. Think I just need something different to focus on and hopefully this will be for me. Any tips would be much appreciated 🙂.

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Hello Uppo27 and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ You have taken an important decision and I'm sure you will have success ☺ This forum is fabulous for support in your journey.

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 ☺

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 ☺

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Best wishes



Hi Anna,

Thanks for the welcome and its nice to know there is support here. if i could have a newbie badge that would be great :)

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Hi, i also making a start today and 10 pounds should do it! having a hard time losing just this small amount of weight. i make a start and after a week or 2 I slip back into old habits. Hats off to people who have a lot to lose - really have admiration for the inner strength> my Bmi is just over 25, but with diabetes in the family i need to move far away from this number. Joined for support and inspiration!

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just reduce portion size amazing the results you will have .even counting calories is good the saturated fat ,salt and sugar even artifical can effect you results..

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Thanks for this, i definitely need to reduce portion sizes.


Hello all

I'm starting today too, and have about 10lb to lose - a bit more would be better. Calorie counting is a pain but it has worked for me in the past. Even just noting down what I eat makes a difference.

I can't go mad with exercise as I'm just recovering from some foot problems which I have had for over a year and which have contributed to the weight gain. Just building up the steps again, aiming for average 7000 per day this week.

Does anyone know where the weigh-in bit is on this site?

Good luck, Carol


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