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Trying hard to lose one stone

Hi - I have just retired from my work as a dance teacher and seem to have put weight on in the last few months. I need to lose a stone. Finding it hard now I have more time on my hands to stop snacking! I think this is my problem. I still exercise a lot and do yoga and still dance but my clothes still feel tight and the scales are not kind to me!

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Hello Susieballerina 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, 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


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Hi Anna - thank you for your very helpful reply. I am not brilliant on line or on my phone so mainly use laptop device. Can you please point me in the direction of the NHS 12 week plan ? I have scrolled down on the right but cannot find? Also typed it in "search" but drew a blank!! Many thanks


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Did you find the welcome Newbies post? There are lots of links in there including the 12 week plan 😊

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thank you - I actually googled "NHS 12 week plan" and found it that way!! very useful. Many thanks


Hello Susieballerina and welcome.

I think you've summed it all up. You've maintained your exercise which is commendable as it would have been easy to slow down but as you say, you're finding it hard to stop snacking.

Anna has supplied you with lots of useful information, including the Daily Diary which could be a good way of making you feel more accountable.

I guess the other thing to focus on is to find ways of removing that "time on my hands". There are a myriad of ways so I won't try and list any.

All the best.

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It seems lot of sports men and women have such problems. Maybe you could find people on this forum with similar experience and get some suggestions from them?

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