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I lost weight here successfully a couple of years ago but, the same old story, it's sneaked back on again.

I was going to wait until the 1st January but I weighed myself this morning and I am 14 stone exactly. I can't afford to put on any more.

The main reason, or excuse, for gaining so much this year is that I have had to give up my job and work part time from home while taking care of my 92 year old mother.

So a combination of boredom, frustration and the easy availability of food has been catastrophic.

The house is still full of all the bad foods but I need to be able to deal with that or I will never succeed in the long run. I won't be easy but I will give it my best shot for the sake of my family and myself.

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Good morning Lippysue, that very hard job caring for loved ones. Five years ago my late mum was terminally ill, I went over two to three whole days a week, then my three other sister helped so always one of us with late mum. I found very draining. I can appreciate the challenges.

Yourself comes second, eating healthy will help you physically and mentally cope. Wishing you lots of success on your journey.

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Welcome back Lippysue :)

I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out, or restarting. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice. Here's the link

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

You'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum in the header, so please take the time to read it carefully.

Wishing you all the best :)

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Hello Lippysue . I admire you for tackling this now, when life isn't running smoothly and your mum's needs are predominating. Wishing you well for making changes in 2018 :)

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Thank you Mary. I am 62 years old now and being 14 stone is even more of a health risk at my age. I already have high blood pressure and arthritis so the sooner I get to grips with my weight the better my health will be.

I need to really din this into my brain so that I don't give in to the sweet treats I love when temptations strikes.

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It's a few years since I had a lot of caring to do for my parents but I remember all too well how it disrupted any routine I had and dominated my thinking for a long time. I've never been a light weight but I think that's when the weight really started to stick and I started to take it for granted.

I live by myself so I have no-one else to blame if there are temptations in the cupboard. Also, I've found that planning meals and shopping has meant that I don't need to "just pop" to the convenience store for something essential and get waylaid by a danish pastry or ice cream or tasty bread roll that needs another to keep it company and so on :) What I have found, fortunately, is that I don't really miss it - sort of out of sight out of mind, tho' this has been thrown off by Christmas.

You have a real incentive in terms of your health, and also in being kind to yourself. You'll crack it, step by step :)

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Yes I agree with that Marymanc, I could have written that post it’s so like me..

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Hi there. I sympathise I got on scales this morning and was11st 12lb having now regained 1st 12lb. so I thought This is it! fridge is full of food I need to get rid of etc etc so I cut up and froze homemade xmas pud into 8 individual portions for hubby, froze all individual cheese cake eclairs, sausage rolls quiche and cauliflower cheese especially made for vegetarian son!!, mincepies and anything else which would freeze, the cheese as well. quality street chocs I divided up into 8 bags for any visiting grandchildren. Left I have gammon and turkey which I plan to turn into curry, stew and have gammon with bubble and squeak. Fruit salad we can eat over next 2 days. All chocs and biscuits and port are going to go to the dance raffle. May have to ditch the cream and brandy cream don't think it freezes. So felt much better after doing that. then set up rosemary Conley dvd on tv ready to do!!! Then went out to take back all gifts that mother didn't want and others which didn't fit, town was empty at 10 am as there was a driving blizzard. To warm ourselves up we took a detour through Debenhams where skinny husband is in need of sustenance . W e had coffee and scone.....oh dear but have decided that's ok as I will just have homemade soup for lunch without any carbs as I've had them. We stopped at the holiday desk and decided as its hubbys 70th in feb it would be good to book a hot holiday cuba looked nice so came back with more enthusiasm as I would need to lose a stone before I would be able to get into anything summery as all the big clothes were ditched in the move. maybe I really do need clothes in 3 sizes hmmm! rosemary is still beckoning on tv and I wonder if she is still as fit haven't seen her lately since her classes stopped? Good luck on this site and with your quest it really helped me so I am going to try again and will look out for you best wishes

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Thank you for your reply. Some really good ideas about what to do with leftovers.

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Hello and welcome back skinnylizzie 😊 I know you’re not a Newbie but please have a read of the Newbie Club as a few things have changed since you were last here

Best wishes

Anna

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Hello Lippysue, I can appreciate what you are going through caring , I looked after my mother over many years , it’s very hard work she was 97 when she died.. please don’t neglect your self , easier said than done I know., I totally agree with Honey 10 . Good luck keep posting.

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