Hello everyone, just been to my doctors for my annual MOT and have put on a substantial amount of weight since my last check up.... I need to lose 4 stone to have a healthy BMI and I hope this community can help to spur me on in my weight loss journey. Are there any of you in the same boat as me, or others that have succeed to lose weight, any tips and advice appreciated.


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  • Hello Pollymum Ive only come on today so not sure if Im doing this reply right ! I need to lose at least 2 stone having put it on over a couple of years of not really bothering My daughter is getting married early next year and as her dad died shes asked me to give her away I don't want to look a fright in the photos Im a size 18 at the moment and would dearly love to wear a size 14 again Im trying to stick to 1200 calories a day for the first week and am writing a food and drink diary during the day Ive lost weight before through an online group so by supporting each other we can do it ! Good luck and please keep in touch any tips will be gratefully received Im an evening snacker so my danger time is yet to come!

  • Hello and welcome Milliemay1 Please read the suggestions I gave to Pollymum 😊

    A wedding is a lovely incentive! It was my sons wedding that spurred me into action. However, please check your target calories as 1200 is quite low, we recommend you use the NHS BMI checker which give a target range to aim for.

    Best wishes


  • Hello pollymum and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

    Yes, there are lots of us who have lost weight and kept it off 😊 But I'm not saying it is easy, but a bit of knowledge can make things a bit easier.

    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. And if you just want to chat, to say hello or share any news or struggles then look out for What's Happening Today thread.

    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


  • I have thirty more pounds to go. You came to the right place. Good luck to you!

  • All the best with your weight loss journey pollymum, you can do this and will never be short of friendly advice and support here :)

  • If you look through the pinned posts for the success stories and hints and tips you will read about more people in the same boat. It takes a long time. We don't gain the weight overnight and you're not going to loose it overnight. But you can do it by becoming healthy and making better choices. Good luck.

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