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My weight loss journey

I am trying to lose 3stone to try and combat my Diabetes.

I recently lost 10lb by healthy eating and exercise then lost another 11lb through stress, however, I have been eating what the hell I like for the past 5 weeks and know I have gained back almost all of the 21lb I lost because my slimmer wardrobe clothes are too small now. I have not weighed myself because I don't want to see the weight gained on the scales but know for sure I have almost gained it all.

I really don't like myself at the minute and seem to be comfort eating.

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Hello Jan2005 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊

I feel your despair, I had a Gold Medal on that weight loss see-saw! There's nothing you can do about the gain, but you can learn from it. Try to think about how you felt and why you reverted back to the old eating habits. Only by working this out will you be able to prevent it happening again. 😊

You also successfully lose weight, so use the memory of this too, to boost your self confidence that you can lose weight again. 😊

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, as well as a new Daily Diary, 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 have a 'Newbie' badge. 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. If you have any questions please just ask ☺

Best wishes



Unfortunately, this weight control we all have to do is a life long habit, and most of us on this forum have had spells when our weight is under control, and then spells when we find have gained...it is just life.

Fortunately though, you are now armed with the knowledge of what you need to do to lose the weight, and it is just a case of getting your head back in the right place.

Focus on what is going right in your life; do you have youth on your side (anybody under 60 is young in my view), two working legs? friends to support you (that's us on this forum)..write your own list and concentrate on seeing life with a glass half full rather than half empty.

Make plans to do something you enjoy; meet a friend for a swim; redesign your garden, go volunteer in a dog rescue home, book a holiday ...you know what will give you some excitement and something to look forward to. Then the sensible eating all of a sudden becomes a lot easier.

Let us know how you get on?


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