Help!!

My week one starts Monday.

I used to be 9st 4lb. Weird isn't it? At that weight I thought I was fat.. Now I weigh 10st 12lb. I need help.

My job is office based, I go running 2 times a week. I make sure I eat 5 portions of fruit and veg daily. I just have a piece of fruit for breakfast, normally nothing for lunch probably just an apple if I'm not busy and I have meat/fish and veg for dinner? But I can't shift the weight?!

So now I am starting this.

I am going on holiday in July, and I don't want to look like a beach whale next to my partner. Any tips? What am I doing wrong? Any advice would help me so much!

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  • My week one starts Monday too :)

    You're probably not eating enough, from what you've described. Going running 2 times a week makes you more active than the average office worker, and you'll need to eat more calories to raise that metabolic rate :D

    I'm certain you don't look like a whale, though. Good luck with the 12 weeks!

  • Compared to my partner, I will look like a beach whale! ha.

    I will watch and count my calories, thank you so much.

    Good luck with your 12 weeks!

  • Thanks! Keep us posted xx

  • Hi Forman maybe you are not eating enough. Have you done your b mi chart to find out how many calories you need

  • Around 1400 calories, but I think you are right, maybe I am not eating enough! Thank you

  • Morning jforman

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had 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 together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

    We have daily weigh ins so why not come along and join us. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

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

    Have a good first week.

    Rose

  • Definitely not enough food, your body believes you're starving and is hanging onto everything for grim death! Have a trawl through the pinned posts for the science behind this but if you find the daily calorie range for your height and stick to it, you'll find yourself with a nice beach bod by July, I'm sure - good luck!

  • That is great - thank you!

  • I do have the same challenge, my weight ain't shifting! So i should try and increase my calories? sounds scary but worth a try.

  • That is what I'm doing was eating 800 calories a day, I'm now eating 1400. Good luck! Hopefully we can shift this weight before summer!

  • Yep I agree with Ann. Your body thinks it's a famine so its conserving what it can.

    I'd suggest you completely change your routine.

    I am having really good success at the moment with the following. It takes a little planning but thats the key to actually losing weight. Planning, planning, planning. Without that you just fall into traps and eat stuff you shouldn't.

    A couple things you could try - but you would have to tailor these to when you are running.

    - Encourage your body to burn up all it's carbs by eating early in the evening and prolonging how long you wait for breakfast e.g. I eat dinner by 6 if I can and then I will have "breakfast" (2 boiled eggs) around 9:30 or 10 the next day.

    - I make 3 days worth of salads for lunch and just store them in the fridge - they last fine. My own favourite is bagged mixed lettuce, blanched snowpeas or sugar snap peas, cucumber, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, avocado and seasoned chicken. I use just shelf bought herb seasings like Lemon Herb Chicken or Harissa or Moroccan seasoning, sprinkle on the chicken and pan fry it. This take no more than 10 minutes max and makes the salad SO much better. Use a home made salad dressing if you can (personally I don't but I am just being lazy!) . I say that because a lot of commercial dressings might say "0% fat" but you can guarantee they are pumped up with sugar. They have to get flavour in there some how without using expensive ingredients whereas a simple balsamic and olive oil dressing can be delicious....says he who doesn't follow his own advice lol

    You need to change up your routine to get the weight moving.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you so much for your detailed reply Dave! Really helped me. I will change my routine, I tried eating breakfast and lunch today but I am struggling! Just need to get used to eating more.

    I have dinner at 5.30pm, I can't have dinner late, so at least I don't need to change that!

    Thank you again!!

  • Do you have time to up your exercise to say, running, 3 or 4 times a week? Or even more? It's what I did and the results have been great.

  • I do running twice a week and yoga once a week. Trying to fit everything in is hard! But yeah I will give that a go actually, thank you!

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