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Hi everyone. Just found this site today whilst looking for help on how to lose weight. I am quite obese, 5"10 and I wear size 22 clothes. I have been trying to lose weight for years but nothing seems to work. I keep putting it off and then when I do start, I quit within a week. I just need the motivation to get me started and the motivation to keep it up.

I had a knee replacement 18 months ago and it did not heal properly as I am left with agonizing pain. I still work for a living but I know that I need to lose this weight to help manage the pain.

I love swimming, but it is so expensive to keep up. The "free swim" is usually during work hours so no luck there.

I look forward to going on this journey with everyone else.

Thanks for listening.

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  • Hi toymos1 welcome to a friendly forum filled with many from all over with the same interest in how to lose weight and have & enjoy a better healthier way of life going forwards.

    Wishing you success.

    Cheering you on 🎉🎉🎉

  • Oh thank you so much for your reply. I look forward to the support I am going to receive from this community.

    Take care

  • You will not be disappointed...

    Take your time to read through the post that YellowRose55 is pointing you to, is this is an investment in yourself and be as active on here as you are comfortable to be.. your fingers get exercise that way too and you will become part of the forum family welcoming new ones yourself before you know it!!

  • Hi toymos1

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    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.

    Rose

  • Thank you for all the information and tips Rose. I look forward to it all

  • Welcome to the forum. I am losing weight for my wedding despite the fact my fiancé and I haven't set a date yet. I am following Slimming World but weighing in at my mum's house because I am saving for my wedding and I am in the process of moving. I have lost 5 1/2 lbs in the last 4 weeks. I like this forum and appreciate the support that I get from other members as well as family and friends.

  • Hi toymos1,

    I joined this site tonight and just read ur post and so I'm feeling so positive already. I'm just going to set my first goal which is to drop a dress size

    its fab to know we are not alone

  • I know, the support is such a good motivator. I wish you all the best in achieving your goal.

  • Awe thanks so much

  • Are you eating enough calories every day though to lose weight. When I first joined I had never lost any weight on any diets that I had done and wasn't losing any on here either. When I mentioned it on here someone said to me if you are not eating enough then you won't be losing any weight check on the bmi calculator for your personal amount of calories you should have to be able to lose weight, because if you don't eat enough your body thinks you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat which weighs more than the extra calories would so you won't lose any weight. I decided to eat more to the right amount of calories and started losing weight straight away. I have now lost 2 stone. Make sure you don't make this same mistake. Good luck on your journey!

  • Thank you HubbysMissMouse for your advice. Yeah, I read that the daily calories allowed for women is 1500. I am just trying to make sure that my calories are not empty calories.

  • Welcome toymos1

    We're all here to support you.

    My top tip is to eat real food and avoid processed junk and sugar. You'll do this if you really embrace this forum.

    To tag someone so they have seen that you have replied just put a @ symbol in front of their name and it will turn blue when you select it.

    See you around and good luck on your new journey XX

  • jopo thanks for the tag tip.

    I went home with loads of fruits yesterday, my son thought I was ill. Funny!

  • Great !!! Your whole family will benefit from your Healthy New lifestyle. I don't like the word diet.....they just don't work. Enjoy your fruit..a wonderful gift from nature. Xx

  • Thanks so much for ur best wishes, 2 stone .... that's fab. Keep going x

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