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First day going ok

Hi, it's the first day on nhs weight loss plan. I've done loads of diets in the past, some of which have shown positive results, but all short-term only. Last year I lost 1stone ready for my 60th birthday in November, I felt great, but have struggled since having put 8lbs back on even though I've been "cutting down". Difference now is that I have a major problem with my hip, not weight related, but means I have been told to rest it and not do my usual walking so I'm doubly worried that I'll be piling it on before too long, hence the fact that I've started this weight loss plan today. Hope I get some good feedback and help along the way🤗

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Hello SallyMJ and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum. Well done on taking that first step 😊 You have prooved that you can lose weight in the past, focus on that to help you do it again.

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Hi and welcome, I was just wondering if maybe you could try swimming as this wouldn't put weight on your hip, I could be totally wrong as I don't know exactly what's wrong with your hip.

I totally gave up on diets about 2 weeks after rejoining here in January, I'm now healthy eating instead and it's working, I've yo-yo dieted for years, I can't stick to a diet that word just makes me want to eat, I haven't cut out any food, I keep an eye on calories but don't obsess over them and am just having, this forum is the best thing to happen to me, the people are amazing, supportive, helpful and always ready with a tip or two

Good luck

Kat xx

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