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Hi i'm Kirsty 35yo living in Hants. I started my weight loss in March by myself, have lost around 10lb now but now feeling i need a bit more support to keep going! Need to lose around 20-25lb to put me in the mid bracket for my BMI. I have a massive sweet tooth and would live off chocolate if i could. I am going on holiday in 4 months so would love to be more bikini ready by then. I love exercise and run most days (have a very hyper dog) also do boxing a couple of times a week and swim once so am hitting my weekly amount of exercise but need to learn not to eat so much...would love to hear from like minded people!


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Hi and welcome, Kirsty :)

We're really pleased that you've chosen to join us today and would be interested to know how you found out about Health Unlocked and this forum.

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.

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.

Take a look at the NHS 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.

Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

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 :)


Hi Kirsty and welcome,

I'm thinking that if you're losing weight then you may not need to eat less. You sound pretty active and if you're losing weight then it seems like you need those calories.

It's possible that once you read through the NHS 12 week plan that you may change what you actually eat (that is, move further away from chocolate etc..) but you will have to find your calorie needs in other more 'healthy' ways.

You've done really well to lose those 10lbs and if you carry on, you should be on target for your holiday.

Good luck!

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