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I'm new here and i've struggled with weight all my life and I have no idea what do, how to start to loose weight and develeop motivation I do not have a job and therefore no money to be able to pay for a gym or ingredients for any healthy recipies is there anything that I can do that will allow me to loose weight to be at a healthy weight as i currently weigh nearly 16 stone and I hate looking in the mirror and need to do something. Thank you.

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Eating very slowly of a small plate helps me. You feel full on less.


Morning Abi_McDonald

Welcome to the weigh loss forum.

Have a look at the Daily Diary for some ideas of what members are planning for the day to help you.

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.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

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.



Morning @Abi_McDonald, take a look at the NHS 12 week plan for starters. We all loose weight in different ways on here. Some of us calorie count, some of us don't, some of us cut out rice, potato, bread and pasta. You have to find what suits you best.

You don't have to go to a gym, there are plenty of free exercise on youtube, just be very careful if you have not exercised before. Doing them incorrectly can cause damage. In some areas, if you go to your Doctors, they can refer you to the gym on 'prescription' for several sessions. In my area, Hampshire, you can get 20 sessions, where you will be assessed and given a programme to follow. At the end it may be that you can then do more at home for yourself. I find Leslie Sansone's 1 mile Happy Walk on youtube to be an excellent place to start.

You don't have to have loads of money to eat healthily, you just have to spend wisely. Buy loads of fruit and vegetables, don't waste money on processed foods. Eat fish and meat. Look at the 'knocked down' selection of goods in the supermarket. This is where I get my fish some weeks and if necessary freeze. Batch cook things like curries and casseroles, add lots of veg to bulk them out and then they will go further. Adding lentil will also make your food go further and makes it more filling. I use red lentils in bolognaise sauce and sometimes in curries.

To get motivation read loads of posts on here and interact with us, we are a very friendly and supportive group of people. The more you join in the more support you get. Join in with a weigh in day and take a look at the Daily Diary for ideas of things to eat.

An administrator will be along soon to welcome you, if they haven't already. Read all the information they give you. Then arm yourself with a notebook/journal and plan your meals in advance, it really helps.

Good luck😀

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Hi Abi, it's easy - walk! If you have a pair of comfy shoes put them on and get out and about. You'll be amazed what you see and who you meet if you go out and about in your area. Maybe you could get a friend or relative to join you sometimes. Start off gently and build up gradually. Maybe you could get the bus a few stops and walk home for something different or walk to the supermarket before your bags are full. Walking is good for you and doesn't put a strain on your heart or joints as long as you are sensible. Good Luck! :)

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