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Hey guys I feel so let down atm I'm trying my hardest to loose weight I'm 5ft3 and now weigh 21st. I was 19st when I started to do water aerobics and I brought a fitbit to help me reach my goal of 10000 steps a day and making sure I hit 30 mins of active exercise a day, I'm eating better yet the weight is pilling on 😭 I dunno what to do now! Any advice would be amazing

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Hi and welcome Ro4ol :)

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). Read the Welcome Newbie thread, then 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.

Take a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the NHS BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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.

To the right of the HOME page (bottom on a mobile), you'll find Events. In there, you'll find links to our daily Weigh-in's (you will choose just one day per week), our Daily Diary, where we post our menu and exercise plans, for accountability, advice and support and our “What's happening today” thread, where we pop in for a chat.

Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

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.

It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

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That's odd! You'd think you would have at least lost a few pounds.. I'm no expert but maybe it's worth a trip to the doctors?

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It might be worth taking a trip to the GP to ensure that there isn't an underlaying reason why the weight isn't coming off.

I am only 4ft 9" and sedentary because of disability, and although it was REALLY hard work, I did manage to lose 4.5 stone over 2.5 years. I was 49 years old when I started my journey - now 54 (almost 55) and realise because of my short stature and lack of mobility, I'll always need to be ultra careful in what I eat.

Here are a few of my past posts which I hope you will find helpful and inspiring? I won't try and tell you that my journey was easy - there were many blips along the way, but 5 years down the line, I feel about 20 years younger than I did when I was lugging around 4 stone more.

Please do pop back to the forums and share your journey with us - we are here for you, day and night and happy to share your success or support you when you need it.






Thankyou IL they get a docs appointment :) hopefully something works soon


Hi there it looks like you have the same problem that I used to have and someone on here who has left now advised me about this and when I did what I was advised this worked straight away and the weight started dropping and I have now lost 2 1/2st. This will sound weird but if you give it a go and it works you will understand.

Firstly, do you know how many calories you eat every day. I used to only eat around 1000cals even though I thought this was the right amount because I wasn't adding it up at the time. If not add up rough amounts for the last week or two.

Check out on the NHS bmi calculator how many calories a day you should be having to lose weight. All the other sites like MyFitnessPal etc tend to give out just average amounts, bmi is personal to your details. When you know how many you should have make sure you eat somewhere between the two amounts it advises and no less. I would advise you eat nearer the top amount as this gives you room to drop if you have problems but if you eat lower you can't drop any further and just have to put up with it.

The reason you should look into all this is because if you don't eat enough calories your body thinks you are starving it and turns what you are eating every day into body fat to keep it going and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so it stops you from losing weight and sometimes puts weight on instead.

I used to eat like this for ages but am gradually losing weight and the body fat slightly all the time. I am so pleased I found this out on here and my husband is so pleased too. Please don't make this same mistake and good luck with your journey.

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