Hi everyone I want to lose 2 1/2 stone. I have gained a lot of weight over a long and very stressful period. I have an ingrained comfort eating habit that began when I was about 8 years old, which was a very long time ago! 😊 I have tried so many diets in the past and have regained the lost weight and more. So here I am with HU and feeling motivated by the approach and support given. Dreading getting on the scales tomorrow though!
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Welcome! I have had similar experience as you and it’s really hard to get into the right mindset to lose weight! Glad you have found that motivation to go for it!! I started in January after an incredibly stressful year and over 3 stone to lose! I haven’t put any pressure on myself at all and no time goal apart from 31/12!! I have lost 22lb so far and am still motivated!Everyone on here is so supportive which has helped me loads! Best of luck, we’re all here cheering you on! Xxx
Welcome pearllady. You are not alone in trying every diet going. I think most of us have had a similar past. That’s why the support on here is so great. People are talking from experience and not preaching from a company crib sheet. Tomorrow will be daunting to stand on those scales and see the numbers. However you have to know the number to face up to it and defeat it. With any luck and a bit of effort you will never see that number again. Good luck 😊
Hello and welcome! I gained the same sort of amount as you when I went back to studying in my thirties and barely moved for three years! I didn't even have stress as an excuse, I loved the work - but I sat on my bottom munching biscuits throughout! I did successfully lose the weight but then yo-yo-d up and down within the last annoying stone for 20 years and really didn't have a healthy relationship with food...how I wish I'd found this forum way back, I now feel I'm where I want to be and can actually imagine maintaining forever! I'm sure this friendly place will really help you too. Hopefully see you in the Daily Diary where you can record your eating and exercise plans and get tips and encouragement for others.