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Struggling to stay motivated. Massively!

Hi everyone. You know when you feel like there is simply NO WAY you can do it? After so many failed attempts, and 'ill start tomorrow's, i'm feeling like I'm just not cut out to stick at losing weight.

I'm not feeling sorry for myself, in fact I'm a pretty positive person, i just can't see the wood for the trees right now as far as shifting some pounds goes.

I'm 5'9 and 17 stone. Not sure where or when that happened but there you have it. I've said it out loud :-/

I know i need to eat healthier and exercise more (i was running 5 k races last year at 13 stone, but have put it all back on). I'm really REALLY annoyed at myself to be honest!

Bloody food. i'm such a comfort eater. Grrrr.

Good luck to anyone on the same road as me, it's hard but i'm hoping being here will help xxxx

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Hello justkeepgoing and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

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



Hi Anna - thanks so much for all that info. i'll have a good snoop around later this evening! already feeling a bit better about things :-)

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Anna has shared some really good stuff. I can confirm it works.

I had a big problem with comfort eating, too. Have a look at the 'Happiness ' stuff on the pinned posts. I found it really Helpful. If you are not unhappy then you do not need to cmfort eat. But you do need to do what is recommended on a formal basis, to start with at least, until you get into the mindset.; I started a notebook.

I must admit I had doubts, and almost dismissed it, as it semed too simple...... glad I didn't.

Best wishes, Rooting for you.


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Thanks so much for replying :-) Once the nippers are tucked up later i'll sit down and have a good look around the site and follow Anna61's suggestions too :-)


Hi justkeepgoing.

At the beginning of 2016 I was already overweight and determined I was going to lose weight and at the end of the year I was one and a half stone heavier and nudging the obese end of the BMI scale. But I have lost 3 stone since the beginning of the year so something has been working. Diets, particularly faddy promise you the world diets, DO NO WORK. Weight lost quickly piles back on again with interest. The things that have helped:

1. This community

2. Keeping things simple - Eat less and Move More

3. Concentrating on health rather than weight

4. Reading Overcoming Weight Problems written by a clinical psychologist and dietician

5. Finding my motivation by listing all the reasons for improving my health and when I wobble - as we all do going back and reminding myself.

6. Using a pedometer and WALKING lots.

7. Counting my calories and recording them

8. Focusing on a healthy balanced diet

Your name says it all - justkeepgoing and you will get there.



Daisy thank you! Some really useful ideas there :-). The whole dieting thing always fails with me sooner or later, mainly due to having dodgy sugars that crash at any given time, so i end up guzzling full fat soda or jammy toast just to get my standing again! Last year i was eating so healthily and running 4 times a week. I get mad at myself for letting it go. But i felt great and maybe even looked ok too in good light ;-). I WILL get back there. thanks again xx


You obviously can do it, you have the evidence from last year, and when you get there just keep going on the healthy lifestyle. Daisy1925


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