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Here we go again

Back again after a long absence.. here we go again .. going to loose 7 pound in the next month.. wish me luck.. I know I can do it as I've done it before but need to focus and communicate with you lovely people.. it's amazing what you can achieve with a bit of support..

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Welcome to the forum. I am losing weight for my wedding despite the fact that my fiancé and I haven't set a date for our wedding yet. I am currently following Slimming World but weighing in at my mum's house instead of going to the meetings because I am in the process of moving and saving for my wedding. I have lost 7 1/2lbs in the last 5 weeks. I love the forum and I appreciate the support that I get from other forum members as well as family and friends.

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Welcome back Doreenlegs to the Boards. Lots of support here for you 🙂

I have been losing weight for over 5 years, and have to say that setting a specific target like that most definitely doesn't work for me.... as I get closer to the target date, if it's clear that I'm not going to achieve my target, I feel totally fed up and like a failure....

Surely any weight you can lose in a month is good? And what is the plan after a month? Will your weight loss journey continue, or is 7lbs all you needs to lose?

I am guessing you might have an event like a holiday planned?

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Very true, and weight loss can differ from week to week. One week you may feel like you've done all the right things, but do not lose as much weight as you expected. Another week may have been full of slip ups, but the scales tell a different story.

I don't have specific weight goals either. Any weight lost is fine by me, though I do get a bit crabby when I don't see many changes. But that's in the nature of a weight loss journey, I guess…

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Thank you

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Thank you, just got back from hols that's the weight fine but off in a month for another holiday so need to get those clothes back on

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Hello Doreenlegs and welcome back to the Weight Loss Forum

A few things have changed since you were here so I will give you all the welcome info again.

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

Anna

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You can, you can, you can!

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Thank you

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If you've been here before, I'm sure you know the drill. Good luck, 7lbs is not too long away. I'm sure you'll reach it!

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Thank you have been good today and hopefully will carry on the same tomorrow

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