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Newbie man looking to kick start the weight loss journey

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020

New to this site and joking into posts. Keen to find people suffering the same challenges and of course very keen to speak to those who are winning the battle. I am 60have recent had a heart scare, and remain about 8-9 stone over my supposed optimum weight. I I have tried, done well but ultimately failed so many times. I know my health and life quality suffer due to my size but still I can’t seem to stick it out. What have others done to make the difference. I have 3 grown up children and 4 wonderful grandchildren with one on the way that I adore. I want to be around longer to share more time with them.

11 Replies

Hi. I can't give much advice atm as I only joined last night but thought I would reply so you know you are most def not alone! I too am over 8 stone above my 'ideal' weight, I have hereditary heart conditions in my family & I have times when I honestly know that my heart is under too much pressure and that's blooming scary! Just wanted to say I hope you do well on your journey and we're all here together :) x

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020 in reply to Kellyosb85

Thanks so much Kelly. I appreciate your time and your own story and reason for joining. I will watch your weight loss with interest. Dave

YellowRose554st 7lbs

Hi Dave1000 and welcome to the weight loss forum.

Great photo. Sorry to hear about your recent heart scare and I hope you are feeling much better now.

You are invited to join our Newbie Club, where you can meet other new members who are just beginning their weigh loss journeys too. Here's the link for all the information you will need to find your way around the forum:

Write a brief note to introduce yourself to other newbies and I'm sure you'll be making friends, in no time.

Good luck with your first week.


Hello one of the co-coordinators will respond shortly and direct you to the Newbie forum to help guide you round the forum so you can get the full benefit from it. there are exercise challenges to help motivate, but also daily diet to help give advice on meals. People are on different weight loss plans- some with slimming world/weight watchers, some condition specific- diabetic, heart etc and other on calorie counting, pelos 5:2 and all its variations. There is no right or wrong way to loose weight as long as you can maintain it and are able to loose 1-2lbs per week then that is fine. I am using NHS 12 week weight loss plan which is a mix of calorie counting and life style changes which I found effective but I had only 2 stone to loose.

Look on the NHS BMI calculator and that work out your daily calories required to loose weight- if you don't eat enough you can gain weight since your body goes into stravatu=ion mode and stores everything as fat!

Good luck

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020 in reply to RG07

Thanks RG07

Hi Dave and welcome. Have a good look around and get involved. Good luck with it. James

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020 in reply to James40Cheshire

Thanks James will do

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020 in reply to James40Cheshire

Thanks so much James.

Welcome Dave.

Like James40Cheshire has already said, get involved. You've already shown to yourself that you can lose weight and without a doubt, being involved here is going to help you do that but more so, it will help you keep it off.

Follow the link that YellowRose has provided and the world is at your feet :)

Dave1000Restart Sept 2020

Thanks Tigerr will do.

Hello Dave I only joined today but already I hope this NHS 12week plan I hope will work like you I have tried so many .Looks good and love you can enjoy meals and share our weight loss journey with others so wish you well you can do it .All the best.

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