Hello!

Hello!

Hi everyone! I'm another new starter. I decided this morning that I should take the plunge and introduce myself. I have about four stone excess baggage that has crept up on me while I wasn't looking - so really need to do something about it before I hit the big 50 in 13 months time. I had a chunk of stomach removed in 2015 and follow up surgery last year. I supspect that the amount of lazing around while 'recovering' didn't help but it's no use crying over empty chocolate wrappers... I have never actually tried a diet before (I believe I was born without the willpower gene) but having read some inspiring posts highlighting both what can be achieved and the amazing support out there, I think it's about time I had the sofa surgically removed and got going. I reckon it's going to be a long road ahead but hope that with a little help and a large dose of self motivation, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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  • Lovely photo! Welcome, you have come to the right place for support and I hope you find us a friendly bunch! Good luck on making healthier choices - you can do it 🤞

  • Morning Bong1968

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

    Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

    Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

    We have daily weigh ins so why not come along and join us today. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

    To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

    Have a good first week.

    Rose

  • Thank you for your advice. It's much appreciated! Guess I'll be busy for the next few hours reading all the hints and tips!

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