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Hi, just started today. I'm 48, 5'3", size 14 and currently weigh 11 st 11 lbs, which is a lot more than I used to or want to weigh. I'm quite active, walking my (very active!) dog every day, but I've suffered badly from anxiety in the past few years, went through a patch where I struggled to leave the house, and between that and my medication, gained a lot of weight. I managed to stabilise my weight about 18 months ago, though, so I figure now it's time I made a real effort to lose some. I want to get down to 9 st 10 lbs, but I'm not too confident that I'll make it!

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  • Hi Julie910

    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

  • Welcome to the party! No reason you can't get to your desired weight if you follow the healthy eating 12 week plan for starters. But don't think of this as "going on a low calorie diet" , it is a change for life and a slower, steady loss is MUCH more likely to stay off longterm. About 1 pound a week is safe and do-able. Three years ago I was age 61 and 12stone. One year later I reached 10st , and now three years on I'm maintaining between 9st 7 - 9st 10.

    You can do it too, good luck 😊

  • Hi Julie910 looking forward to cheering you on to each step of success.

    Enjoy the weekend.

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