I can't go on steadily gaining weight

Newbie here. Don't know how this site will help, but thought I'd give it a try. I've gained 2 stone in two years and was a couple over-weight before that. I'm now buying size 18 clothes and can't quite believe it. I started to get 'chub-rub' and it's really embarrassing and painful, so have to regularly apply powder from a compact when walking around in this hot weather - yuk! Family photos are horrendous. I know this is only going to get worse, so I need all the help I can get.

How are you all managing to lose weight and stick to it?

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Hi and welcome, Domblina :)

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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Thanks for the welcome and useful tips. I'll explore and try-out the 12 week plan too.

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Great news, Domblina :)

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Cut the legs off some old leggings and make into shorts to wear under skirts to avoid 'chub rub'.

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Fab idea. will try

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Welcome. Wishing you all the best! I have only been on here a week but feel it really helps to have the support of the community. You have acknowledged your weight gain, I had been making excuses for years. Good luck!

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Welcome Domblina :D

Here are a few of my past (early) posts which I hope you will find helpful and inspiring.

I won't try and tell you that my journey was easy - and you'll see that 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.

I started at size 24, weighed 14 stone. Now a size 16 and lost 4.5 stone (currently 7lbs above that weight though, hence being here!)

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.

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Thanks for the gen, will enjoy reading.

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I found the NHS plan to be really helpful as I needed to lose weight, but didn't know where to start and definitely didn't want a diet! I still have a ways to go, but with the support here I'm getting there. It may be slow, but as long as the progress is down it's good.

Good luck and Welcome! :)

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