Wee Fat Newbie

Hi everyone, I have just come to the point that enough is enough, time to do something about it. I am 5’ 5” male and weigh 14 st. Was always active in my younger life , lots of football , golf etc . Due to injuries had to give most up and thats when the weight started to pile on.

So really fed up looking and feeling sh*te all the time . I started mountain bike riding a couple of year back which i am still doing but it doesn’t seem to shift the flab, so have to try sort out my eating , hoping for some pointers and encouragement along the way .

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  • Hi and welcome

    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.

    Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI (can be found in the pinned Newbie post) 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 😊

    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 - which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's 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 😊

    Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey

  • Hi there Mikeyscot and welcome!

    You're not "wee"! :) I'm 4t 9" so you're a GIANT next to me!

    I also started my weight loss journey at 14 stone - 5 and a half years ago. I was 49 years old and had been trying to lose weight all of my life since the age of 9.

    I started my journey at the end of February 2012, and managed to lose 4.5 stone in 2 and a half years through calorie counting and logging/weighing all of my food.

    Then re-gained some, lost some again and have now managed to more or less maintain for the past 6 months.

    BUT... ideally I would love to drop another stone and maintain there.

    I have a disability which makes exercise difficult, but the one thing that I realise very early on in my journey was that I was just eating FAR TOO MUCH! I was a short, middle aged, sedentary female and I was eating the same as 5ft 9" active man (my now husband!).

    No wonder I was piling on the weight!

    You'll be well looked after here - lots of support, food ideas and encouragement to keep you on the straight and narrow....

  • Thanks for the welcome , Pineapple27 that is a great achievement , I just wish I will have your willpower to say no to my bad eating .

  • 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 - 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.

    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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  • Hi Mickeyscot

    Good luck ,you're in the right place for support and advice .people always here for the highs and lows .

    Gary

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