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After reading and re-reading @lucigret 's post yesterday I have finally made the decision to try again.

My stone loss has gone, my weight has all come back on and I feel awful. The thing is, when you put it back on you feel like you have let yourself down and the sparkle I had, that determination, is slowly tarnished.

I KNOW my overeating is emotional. I see clearly at times in my life that my mindset dictates my attitude to myself and food.

I know how good it felt to be 14 lbs lighter and will return to that (and more) as the way I am feeling now is just not worth it.

So thank you lucigret ....if Admin can take my badge....I will start again and earn it back.


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Ahh Josie, I am very touched by your post - to know that I have brought somebody back to the fold makes all the thought process of my post last night well worth it :)

I too am an emotional eater, I just try to make sure I make a more healthy choice than in the past. I don't have the same 'crutches' of food in the house now, which really helps.

You have done it before, you can do it again and a very big welcome back 🌻


Hi Josie

Here is the welcome info for you ;) wishing you all the best getting that stone badge back :)

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

Thank you xx


Welcome back Josie101170 😊 Remember it's not a mistake if we learnt from it, you have made the connection between emotions and eating, so you are half way to dealing with it

I hope you will be active on the forum, please feel free to chat on the What's Happening posts and tell us about your day 😊

Very best wishes



Good luck to you.

Nice to see someone with the determination to give something another go.


welcome back. fingers crossed that you will have more successful time this time around

Itsbab4 stone


If you had let yourself down you wouldn't be here now, you've had a blip like myself 😢 I know it's weird but you pull yourself back on track it's coming on the forum that does it even if we are quiet something's going tick in our brain and making us see sense.😊

Hope you have a fab week👍 now next week it's the 16's for you Josie no going back now I'm holding you to that one.❤️

Ceals3 stone

Great to have you back Josie101170 so agree about the inspirational post.

I also agree about mindset, so important and now you have that sorted you are on a winner.

JiminyCricket2020 July

Good for you x


A big welcome back ((((((HUG)))))) for you Josie, for being so brave! You can do this and we can help! :)

Onwards and downwards! :)


Welcome back. You can do it.

Good luck Josie101170, you can do it 💞😘

We are all here for you and I think we have all been where you are. Nothing is ever a failure when we learn from it. Well done you for moving forward. Be kind to yourself - you're worth it.

I know you can do this because you can back to the forum with determination to lose that 16. We all here to encourage you and support you. I can relate to you totally and I am sure here on the forum others as well. So erase the past look forward to the now to a clean slate. Happy journey!!!

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