Motivate me!!!

I am a 67 year old female and since retiring and having back and brain surgery have put on a lot of weight. I was always a size 14 but am now bordering a 22. i hate it but find it hard to get in to the mindset to diet. Since my back surgery after which left me walking differently I also have a foot problem which my podiatrists makes better but then it returns! Walking is quite uncomfortable even painful at times and I therefore lead a very sedentary life now. I do want to lose weight but just don't do anything about it. Motivate me please.

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  • Hi and welcome, Wommie :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). 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 a weigh-in every day of the week and you'd be very welcome to join one of them. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the HOME page, bottom on a mobile.

    We also run a Daily Diary, where we share our meal and exercise plans for the day. It's a great place to get ideas and to keep us focused. The link can also be found in Events.

    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 :)

  • Hope this work for us wommie good luck

  • Hi and welcome, Greenpea, I'm sure it will :)

  • Hi Wommie99, welcome to the forum.

    The wonderful people on this forum will give you all the help and support that you need to succeed on your weight loss journey.

    Read loads of post as there is so much information to help you. I have read hundreds of posts since I joined ;)

    Good luck

    Debs

  • Welcome to the forum Wommie99 dont worry too much about the exercise side of things as although most people do exercise at the same time as losing weight but there are still a few including myself that don't really do any and still manage to lose weight. Make sure you eat enough calories to lose weight though as stated in the bmi calculator as when I first joined I had less than it said thinking I would lose weight quicker. This didn't happen and I wasn't losing any weight, but someone on here told me this was why I wasn't losing weight because my body thinks I am starving it and it turns what you do eat into body fat and this weighs more than the extra calories would. This stops you from losing weight. I started to eat enough calories as it tells you to lose weight and I started losing weight. I have now lost 1st12lbs. Don't make this same mistake.

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