Newbie seeks wise words

Constant weight issues. Eat a relatively healthy diet but don't eat, stay same, 3 meals a day (couple of drinks on a weekend) weight creeps up! Seriously frustrating. Calorie count, weight watchers, 5:2 - nothing seems to work effectively. Couple of stone overweight but my body seems to hang on to every ounce. Exercise too so doubly frustrating.


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  • Hello Terrier13 and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ I feel your frustration and I was in a similar place but after keeping an accurate food diary and becoming calorie aware I've slowly lost 3 stone. ☺

    Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of 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 ☺

    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 ☺

    You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you may have a 'Newbie' badge. If you have any questions or would like a Newbie badge please just ask ☺

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too ☺

    Best wishes


  • Welcome! There's a weigh-in group for every week day - including Tuesday if you would like to join us tomorrow? Its a really good way to be supported, and all encourage each other, and be accountable. Best of luck

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