Newbie. Trying to eat more mindfully.

Hi. I'm new here. I've been a yo yo dieter for years and at the moment have put on the two stone I lost last year. Have just had both knees replaced 3 months ago and I'm sure they'll last longer if I can get my weight back into the healthy zone. Rather than go on a diet again I want this to be a lifestyle change - to develope some good eating habits and get rid of some bad ones. Ones to go include bingeing on chocolate and ice cream - both like an addiction really, and eating far too much when I watch tv. Only rules I'm going to follow at the moment is only to eat when sitting down at a table and to drink lots of water. I want to lose 30 lbs and be able to change my username to carol140. Im well aware what I should be eating and I'm hoping that by eating mindfully I'll be able to stick to the healthy stuff and eliminate the cravings for sugar. I do find it easier to maintain better eating when I share my results at a weekly weigh-in so am hoping this online group will work for me like slimming groups have in the past. I find other people's successes inspiring. Day one has gone well. 😁

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  • Hello Carol170 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

    I've just said hello on the weigh-in but I'll give you the official welcome here 😊

    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

    Anna

  • Thanx Anna. Using the app at the moment but will try the website.

  • Website is better if you can 😊

  • Hi Carol170 and welcome :)

    You will receive lots of friendly advice and support here. I am so pleased that your first day went well.

    Wishing you all the best with your weight loss journey :)

  • Thanx black beauty. So many times I've meant to start and not got past the first day so feeling positive - but going to bed earlier than usual while I'm still ahead.😁

  • Lol :)

  • Welcome! Glad your day went well :)

  • Thanx Cathy.

  • My goal weight is 140 too! Love what you said about developing good habits and getting rid of some bad ones ... I could use that too ☺️

  • I think that's why we all have to find our own path. We all have a different set of bad habits. ( I'm assuming we share the same chocolate addiction tho.). I don't know about you but I find it easier to eat no chocolate than to cut down. As soon as that sugar hits my tongue I crave more. Same with ice cream. The only portion size for me is a huge one!!

  • Welcome a d good luck to you!

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