Live healthy and lose weight

Hi. I am Victoria and trying desperately to live healthy and lose weight. Been exercising for at least 120 minutes a week and reduced my food portions for 4 months and lost only 10 pounds. I hope to lose 15 pounds in the next 12 weeks. Started couch to 5 K programme to see how it goes. Also using my fitness pal to log in food. My weight has plateaued for a whole 6 weeks.


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  • Hello vikansah and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

    You have done very well to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, and had a successful weight loss. Plateaus are tough, and sometimes we lose inches without losing pounds. Please join us on the Daily Diary thread and we can perhaps make suggestions to help you begin losing 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


  • More suggestions will be welcomed.

  • Hey welcome

    my fitnesspal def will help as it makes you monitor your calories, I wasn't a counter but I love it now...

    Its my 6th week and still determined to loose it

    best of luck

  • Thanks. Best of luck to you too.

  • Hi vikansah and welcome :)

    Good luck with your weight loss journey :)

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