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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
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Hi all

I am new to this forum. I recently had my third baby and it was my third c-section. I had been very down lately because I have got too much weight too loose. I was wondering if anyone else is struggling to loose weight.

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Minniewinny

Great to have you join us Zaraatif

Enjoy the forum...

I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we trust will be a good place for you to connect with other members, who like you are also just starting out on this forum. Please post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon realise the encouragement and support this forum offers.

Here's the link:

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Cheering you on to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
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Hi

First of all thanks for the motivation. I am beginning to eat healthy and controlling my calories. I managed to do 20 minuets walk from Monday to Friday by picking my daughter from school. It’s hard for me to do any extra exercise with 6 months old baby. She still waking up at nights for milk. I am not sure that I can lose weight just by healthy eating and doing limited exercise.

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Minniewinny
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I would strongly recommend that you see your GP or health professional regarding cutting calories whilst you have such a young one, especially if you are breast feeding.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Minniewinny

Yes I did spoke to my GP and she advised me to eat healthy because I am suffering from High BP after c-section. I am not breastfeeding so I am ok that way. Actually after giving birth to my daughter in April I lost about 4 stone and I still to lose about 3 stone. I am giving myself about six months so I am not cutting too many calories, just watching what I am eating. Thanks for your concern.

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Minniewinny
MinniewinnyHost
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Thank you - peace of mind is priceless, we all want to encourage one another, but also need to ensure it's done in a healthy way x

Cheering you on 🎉🎉🎉

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Ceals
Ceals3 stone

We are all here because we want to lose weight, or maintain a new healthier weigh having lost some.

You are in good company. Come on regularly and chat, you will get lots of support.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Ceals

Thank you very much for reply. I have got three girls 12, 6 and 6 months old so I am very busy housewife and I am trying hard to lose weight but some days I get so tired that I feel shouldn’t eat at all but I know that’s going to make things worse.

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EllaMidlands
EllaMidlands5 stone
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Hi, try setting small weight loss goals and ensure that you eat! Healthy meals will give you more energy and fill you up, good luck!

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to EllaMidlands

Hi

First of all thanks for the motivation. I am beginning to eat healthy and controlling my calories. I managed to do 20 minuets walk from Monday to Friday by picking my daughter from school. It’s hard for me to do any extra exercise with 6 months old baby. She still waking up at nights for milk. I am not sure that I can lose weight just by healthy eating and doing limited exercise.

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EllaMidlands
EllaMidlands5 stone
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You definitely can lose weight with healthy eating. As long as you take in less calories than you use you will lose weight. You don’t need to worry too much about the exercise bit as exercise can’t outrun a bad diet. Keep going, it will work

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to EllaMidlands

That’s good advice and I definitely feel much better now. I am counting my calories intake and trying to eat healthy food.

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EllaMidlands
EllaMidlands5 stone
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Then you will succeed!!

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Ceals
Ceals3 stone
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You are indeed a busy person, most of us are. It really is important to eat well whilst losing weight. No starvation diets, no low fat diet foods. Cook your own food because you know what goes into it and it will be healthier for your girls too. Unfortunately the manufacturers hid lots of nasties in processed foods and they don't do us any good.

Eating healthily, with plenty of good healthy fats (butter not margarine of low fat spread, full fat natural yogurt, avocados and double cream) are all really good for us and keep us fuller for longer.

I always advise that you make food your friend not your enemy, I certainly have.

Enjoy your journey.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Ceals

Hi

First of all thanks for the motivation. I am beginning to eat healthy and controlling my calories. I managed to do 20 minuets walk from Monday to Friday by picking my daughter from school. It’s hard for me to do any extra exercise with 6 months old baby. She still waking up at nights for milk. I am not sure that I can lose weight just by healthy eating and doing limited exercise.

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Ceals
Ceals3 stone
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You absolutely will be able to lose some weight by eating the right things and without exercise. Very few of us burn of the calories of a Professional athlete. Your diet, and by that I mean ally the food you eat and everything you drink, are so much more important.

Well done for doing the bits of walking that you can do. Any walk with the baby in a sling or a buggy is helpful, but this is not where the main weight loss will come from.

Keep on enjoying your journey to your new lifestyle.

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NewMe07

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and welcome to the forum! I'm new here too and have been struggling to lose weight. I am taking each day as it comes and doing the best I can. That is really all anyone can do. This is a great forum. Full of very kind and supportive people. There is lots of helpful information to help you. I wish you all the best.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
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Thank you for your best wishes. I wish I had joined this forum before. Everyone is so supportive and helpful. Thanks a lot.

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Tiggerr

Welcome Zaraatif

It may seem that you have too much to lose and that the task is insurmountable but you've come to the right place, where you'll receive all the support you need.

Rather than think about travelling the whole journey in one go, try thinking of it in terms of small trips with small goals, such as the first couple of lbs etc...

Try posting and replying as often as you can, as this tends to be key to helping us stay focused.

Good luck!

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

Thank you for best wishes.

I know nothing is going to happen overnight and I need to take things slowly but after my c-section I got diagnosed with High Blood Pressure and I got three young girls to look after. I am always short of time and things doesn’t go the way I plan every day.

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr7kg
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I can't even imagine how much of your time that must take up.

Plans not going to plan... yep, sounds like life :)

There's the Daily Diary here and we plan our menus for the following day. It's a good place to see what others are eating, meet people and it helps to plan and clear your thoughts.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

Hi

First of all thanks for the motivation. I am beginning to eat healthy and controlling my calories. I managed to do 20 minuets walk from Monday to Friday by picking my daughter from school. It’s hard for me to do any extra exercise with 6 months old baby. She still waking up at nights for milk. I am not sure that I can lose weight just by healthy eating and doing limited exercise.

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr7kg
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Don't fret about the limited exercise. Exercise does help but the actual formula for losing weight is about 80% food management and 20% exercise.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

That’s good advice and I definitely feel much better now. I am counting my calories intake and trying to eat healthy food.

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr7kg
in reply to Zaraatif

Great news. Small changes will all add up. There's no rush, just making changes we can handle and keep to.

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Zaraatif
Zaraatif4 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

Hi

First of all thanks for the motivation. I am beginning to eat healthy and controlling my calories. I managed to do 20 minuets walk from Monday to Friday by picking my daughter from school. It’s hard for me to do any extra exercise with 6 months old baby. She still waking up at nights for milk. I am not sure that I can lose weight just by healthy eating and doing limited exercise.

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Sri13
Sri132019 January

Hi even am new to this site struggling to loose weight no worries definitely will get support n very soon we will reach our weight goals.All the best

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