Lose weight for my health and I am getting married in 12 months!!

Hi,

I have been following slimming world for the last two years and have lost a total of 1 stone 10lb however since August last year I seem to be putting it on back on, then losing it and putting it back on. Last September I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and was given medication and it seems since then I have really struggled to shift my weight. To this end I have decided to look at my calorie intake and look at limiting and reducing the amount I eat. I am getting married next year and I am so desperate to lose this weight for then and also my health.

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  • Hi and welcome, marienic :)

    Many congatulations for you forthcoming nuptials :)

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  • Congratulations with getting married and well done for giving yourself long enough to lose any weight you need to. Please make sure you eat enough calories though marienic180 because when I first joined I wasn't eating the right amount of calories as advised by the bmi calculator and I wasn't losing any weight. I thought by eating less than it said I would lose weight faster. Then I was advised on here that this was my problem. By not eating enough my body was thinking I was starving it and would turn what I did eat into body fat and this weighs more than eating the extra calories would which was why I wasn't losing any weight and sometimes putting it on instead. I started eating enough calories and have now lost 1st12lbs. Make sure you don't make this same mistake. Good luck with your journey.

  • Oh thanks HubbysMissMouse for the advice. So you reverted back to the exact amount stated by the BMI people? Is that right?

  • Yes, with the bmi it give you two amounts and as long as you go somewhere in between this amount you should be ok. I did go to the lower amount but have since found out that if I went to somewhere in the middle I would have lower amounts I could drop to when I have bad weeks if I am putting on weight. Doesn't happen too often though.

  • Thank you soo much. First weigh in and measure tonight.

    x

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