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Hi everyone!

Ive just joined and am wanting to be back to my pre-uni weight by December (I feel this is incredibly optimistic given I often give up on diets after a week or so!!!). I am currently 13st 4 and have maintained this, give or take for around 2 years now! So just wanting to get back to 10st 5 by the end of the year.

I have a 2 month holiday booked travelling around Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Singapore starting in October so im wanting those travel photos to be ones to remember and not ones to avoid!

Does anyone have any tips of how to stick at it! Im a teacher(with a chronic back complaint) so don't have much free time for exercise but I love Yoga!

Any fab low calorie snacks that anyone has found... Im a big snacker and thats my main problem!

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Great to have you join us kristie_134

Welcome and enjoy the forum... Congratulations for qualifying as a teacher.. Wishing you success in your future career 🎉🎉🎉

Good advice is always to check with health professional regarding your actions to lose weight and I hope that you will have their support locally to compliment this wonderful forum...

I'd like to invite you to read our Newbie Pack - which is what I call the sat-nav to the benefits of the forum, here's the link:

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Please also read this about the importance of locking your posts:

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Cheering you on to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉

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That's a lovely photo kristie_134 , congratulations on your degree :) There's no reason why you shouldn't see big changes in the next 6 months before your overseas trip for your next lot of photos.

Regarding snacks: we have so many habits around eating that build up through the years, but they can be changed. I'd say think in terms of eating bigger, more satisfying meals so you don't get hungry and need snacks. Then there's the snacks that happen because of boredom, low mood etc: if this is a pattern for you, give some thought to how you could replace those snacks with something you would enjoy more.

Above all, don't think you have to "starve" in order to lose weight - that's the way to yo-yo dieting, and not something you want to get into. Try a sustainable, healthy approach to eating and living. The 12 week plan works well for a lot of us. Exercise is a minor component in weight loss, but is so valuable in itself; if you love yoga, find a way of building it into your week on a regular basis. Look after yourself.

Have a look around this forum and get involved as much as possible for maximum benefit.

Good luck :)

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Hello and welcome Kristie , what a super photo of your Graduation 😊

You have a wonderful incentive to keep you on the straight and narrow. The best advice I can give you is eat enough at meal times and prevent hunger and therefore between meal snacking. If you are following the NHS 12 Week plan please be aware that the 1400 calorie target suggested is a generic amount, so please check your own personal calorie target here. nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyw... We always advise starting towards the top of the range, being hungry is the single biggest cause of weight loss failure.

Good luck!

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Hi Kirstie, I would say plan your snacks and have the right ones ready for when you need them! Good luck😀 I keep a low calorie chocolate snack (Kit Kat or Freddo or Tunnocks tea cake-all about 100 kcal) for late evening and then I have it if I want / need it or don’t if I don’t need it! But it’s good to have it ready!

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I love this idea.. hopefully I wont eat 5 feddos a day! haha

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