Hoping this will finally be the reason why I get my "Dream Body"


I know the title sounds incredibly doolaly, but! I'm just so sick and tired of my fluctuating weight!

I've gone from looking the very best I ever did, eating well and whatever I wanted to now having a BMI of 30!

I don't want to have diabetes at the age of 21, I would be absolutely mortified and broken because I went from being so close to my comfortable body size to now being so so so far away from it.

I'm just feeling a little (a lot!) low and so unsure about everything. I feel like I'm just a lost cause.



Nice to meet you all and I hope to get join you all on my weight loss to loosing, hopefully 20 kg!





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  • Hi and welcome PurpleRain1 loving the user name ;)

    Make today the start of your healthy eating lifestyle :) Don't think of this as a diet this is the new healthy way to lose weight and eventually maintain :)

    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 nhs.uk/tools/pages/healthyw... 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 if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page 😊 We also have a daily diary section which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's :)

    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 😊

  • Welcome PurpleRain1.

    Many of us have arrived here feeling like a 'lost cause'. Deep down though, I don't think we really believe that or we wouldn't come here, post and ask for help.

    I reckon cracker10 has provided you with lots of great information to be getting on with. It's well worth taking the time (essential :) ) to go through it all in detail.

    My strongest tip would be to not look at this as a 'diet' but as a lifestyle change. To make changes in the way you do things that not only help you now but which are sustainable, long after you've reached your weight loss goal.

    All the best and good luck!

  • Hi PurpleRain1

    You are not a lost cause and there is more than hope available on this forum. Cracker10 and tiggerr have given you advice to get started on a new healthier way of life. Keep it simple. If you Eat Less and Move More overtime you will lose weight. I was nearly 30 on the BMI scale in January hovering close to the obese area. I have gradually lost 3 stone and am now in the healthy zone. We all have to find the right weight loss plan for ourselves but eating enough calories is important. For me the two things that have been fundamental have been counting calories and counting steps so that I know I am eating the right amount and moving more. I wish you success on your journey. Daisy1925

  • Nice post and great work Daisy to lose that 3 stone.

  • Morning PurpleRain1

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    Your not a lost cause so please don't be so hard on yourself. Come join today's weigh in and start your weight loss journey on a positive step.

    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.


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