Giving this another go!

Hi all

I have decided that it is well time to ACTIVELY (no pun intended) get on the weight loss track this year. My baby fat (yes, that was an excuse at one point) and my pregnancy fat (yes, another excuse no longer valid as my kids are 6 and 4!!) have stuck, but I want to feel better, look better and be healthier.

So. Enough of preaching weight loss to patients, and my turn to do my bit for my health!

Today: starting at a bad 85kg. 15kg to go. (eish!!) (but I figure, small goal first: if I can break the 80kg barrier that'll be the least I would have weighed in 6 years!!)

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  • Hello DoctorsGetFatToo and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

    Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

    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

    Anna

  • Hi and welcome to the forum. I reckon you know the right things to do more than most of us and this community is a great place to be for support and encouragement. I would say the NHS BMI calculator, if you haven't already used it, is wonderful to give you a suggested calorie range for your age and activity levels. I've always restricted my calorie intake much more severely on previous attempts and the weight has not only stuck after a couple of stone, but piled on again each time plus a bit more. Having a more generous calorie allowance was very counter-intuitive but someone on this forum suggested it to me and my experience of weight loss has been totally different this time to the extent that I actually believe that I might keep it off! Fingers crossed.

    Anyway just wanted to wish you good luck x

  • Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement. It means a lot! Xxxx

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