Where to start

Hello, I'm new. My bmi is 28 and had my blood taken yesterday, I will go back my doctors next week for results. I have no motivation what so ever, I'm suffering with depression and anxiety and I noticed I had put weight on, so yesterday I went the doctors, my weight gain now is not helping at all, it's another worry. I comfort eaten alot. That stopped yesterday as I am wanting to make a change. I do not know where to start. Can anyone help me. Thankyou

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  • Hi and welcome, Daffodil :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you.

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    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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.

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

    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.

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Hello Daffodil17,

    A warm Welcome to the group.

    Sorry to hear about the anxiety and depression.

    You've took your first step by going to the GP and joining this group.

    Simple things are to swap the foods with a higher calorie to something similar with a lower calorie content.

    Drink plenty of water, it will help fill you up and the hydration has it's on benefits.

    Loosing weight doesn't have to be boring there's lots of low calories meals to make. I like to get a new recipe and have fun making it with family.

    It doesn't have to cost the earth either.

    Positivity, I suffer with depression too so know how it can be, but try to look at what you've achieved and what you want to achieve.

    Planning - plan your meals if not that's when I certainly can eat foods I shouldn't.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck 😊

  • Hello Daffodil17 i am sure you will be encouraged here.. keep checking in x

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