Joined today to get a kick in the pants!

Hi everyone.

I've signed up today as I need to keep motivating myself to stay on track with healthy lifestyle choices.

Generally I've done pretty well over the last few years. Two years ago I was 74kg, eating junk too often, drinking alcohol too often, not exercising... the usual story. I started 5:2 and that helped me reach 66kg. I was running regularly as well and entered 5 and 10k races. A foot injury set me back in February and now I'm hovering around the 68-69kg and it's getting me down.

I have the annoying tendency to binge between about 8 and 10 o'clock at night when I'm feeling down on myself and need to break this cycle quickly. I was reading around the nhs choices page today for something else but I'm really glad I came across this community.

Wishing everyone a successful day

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  • Hello Twitcher63 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊 You are an experienced weight loser and this will benefit you enormously, you have also identified your problem areas and triggers which is also vital for long term success. Evening nibbling is a habit like any other, and habits can be broken. Have a look at the New Year Amnesty in pinned posts for further advice on creating good habits 😊

    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

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