Hi this is my last chance

Hi i am 30 years old i have been a yo yo dieter for a long time i managed to get down to 60kg and now 2 years later i am up 10kg. i used to be able to manage my weight keep at a certain level around 64kg but it seems to have crept up higher and higher.

I no longer fit into my clothes- my belly looks huge. If i do not do this now i will never do it and thats my biggest fear.

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  • Hi Mambo30. You're right to tackle your weight now as it does so easily creep up as you get older if you don't. It was around your age that I started to develop my bad eating habits. You need to identify what yours are. In my experience it's all about bad habits around unhealthy foods, snacking etc rather than having to be on a perpetual diet. Good luck. Suss it out now and you could save yourself years of the yoyoing.

  • Hello Mambo30 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. 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

  • Hi mambo30

    You can do it and you Will do it.

    Good luck.

    Gary

  • Are you even eating the right amount of calories as I used to only eat 1000 Cals as I thought I would lose weight faster by eating less but this is not quite the case. You should check out the NHS bmi calculator for your personal amount of calories you should have to be able to lose weight. You get two amounts to eat between and as long as you do not eat lower you will be fine because your body thinks you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so it stops you from losing weight and sometimes puts weight on instead. Please don't make this same mistake and good luck with your journey.

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