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New Member: I have gained 15 stone in 6 years. What now?

Through my teen years I always maintained a size 8/10 figure, usually being 9st. I finished high school and I don't know what went wrong.

By 17 i was a size 14/16 but had a boyfriend so never felt like I needed to loose weight.

At my biggest I was 24st (two years ago). I knew how much I weighed but I blocked it out. I've always had a lot of friends and always had male attention but it finally hit me that I wanted to loose weight for me, not for men.

I lost the first bit of weight unintentionally which sparked me wanting to loose more. Christmas just gone I was 22st 8lbs. Today I am 21st 4lbs. I haven't lost a lot but I haven't struggled keeping it off. Additionally I have lost 2 dress sizes since last year.

Ideally I would like to be a size 14 in 11 months. I currently take a size 22.

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Hi StealTea

Welcome to the weight loss froum.

Well done with dropping 2 dress sizes and losing 2st 10lbs over the last 2 years.

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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Hi, you have done so well already but I hope you find the forum useful for giving you ideas and support. You could certainly be well on your way to a size 14 in that time if you stay focused. Good luck!

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Welcome a d good luck to you.


Welcome StealTea You will get loads of helpful advice on this forum


The weight loss since Xmas seems to have halted but I have kept it off....silver lining I guess. It's hard to diet and study. Thanks for the well wishes.

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You're doing great!!


Good luck with the first week, a nice time to start seeing as you have the long summer evenings to get out for walks etc


Welcome StealTea

It’s grear here ... so supportive .. I’ve known a forum like it

All the luck to you ... don’t give up .... 🌸🙋‍♀️


Never known I meant to say .. sorry typo lol


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