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Peonyblossom
Peonyblossom2019 March
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Hi all,

I’m new to this as of today. I’ve embarked on similar journeys many a time before, which have all been abandoned pretty hastily. This time I want it to stick.

I’m worried that my weight is starting to affect my health, and this has given me a real kick up the rear end that I desperately needed. I don’t want to feel unhealthy or uncomfortable in my own skin any longer, and I plan to finally do something about it.

Any tips any of you more experienced folk have, would be much appreciated!

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Fossicho
Fossicho2019 March

Hiya peonyblossom. I too am taking the reigns and starting my journey as of tomorrow (25/3). Need to lose 4 stone by October. The advice i am giving you is, do not jump into a strict diet that completely strips away treats like a bar of chocolate rather have self control (my issue is self control) have a bar once or twice a week. Drink water before and during meals as it fills you up fast and means you don’t eat as much. Get into exercise like cycling or start the c25k or just take yourself on a walk. Good luck and I hope you get the results you want to achieve. Anything is possible x

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Peonyblossom
Peonyblossom2019 March
in reply to Fossicho

Hi Fossicho.

Ah, we’re both starting on the same day! Good luck on your journey 😊 Thank you very much for the advice, I really appreciate it.

We can do it!

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Fossicho
Fossicho2019 March
in reply to Peonyblossom

I need to lose weight,my confidence is plummeting and everybody has commented on my insane weight gain

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Peonyblossom
Peonyblossom2019 March
in reply to Fossicho

I feel you. I’ve been overweight since I was a teenager. I’ve never been a confident person due to this, and I hate how I let it affect my life.

The important thing is, we’re taking action and doing something about it. Drop me a message if you ever need some support!! X

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr5kg
in reply to Fossicho

I feel like I'm prattling on now :O but another good aspect about this forum is that whilst things may be discussed that aren't always palatable, the support here is only ever positive (whether you're doing well or having a bad day/week). We're all going through it so sympathise totally.

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr5kg
in reply to Fossicho

Good point about Fossicho about not make it a strict diet, which is a good reason why we can become miserable and fail so quickly.

Good advice too about drinking water.

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Tiggerr

Hi Peonyblossom (and Fossicho) and welcome.

An administrator will reply shortly, providing you with information on how best to acquire the most from this forum. May I suggest that you take the time to read it all carefully (including the links) as it is likely to lay the foundation for moving forward to a new, sustainable, healthy lifestyle :)

My personal tip would be to try and immerse yourself here as the helpful, friendly and knowledgeable people are always around to spur you on and keep you going. There's much to do but maybe start by reading the posts and replies plus providing support for others who most likely need you too.

Oh... and do ask as many questions as you want.

Good luck and look forward to seeing you both around :)

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

Hi and welcome, Peonyblossom and Fossicho :)

Follow this link to our chat thread and a list of all the activities we run. We've found active participation to be key to success, especially with our weigh-ins and Daily Diary

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

To make navigating the forum easier, we've put all the information you'll need in a newbie pack and here's the link

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Please take the time to read it carefully, so that you're able to enjoy everything that we have on offer.

We ask that you also read this important information about internet privacy and security.

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Wishing you all the best :)

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99with2in2
99with2in22019 March

Read Gary Taubes (good calories, bad calories) and look up Tim Noakes / Banting on You Tube - it works and you will never feel hungry again.

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to 99with2in2

Hello and welcome 99with2in2 😊. From what I see the Banting diet is a LCHF eating plan, so you may like to have a look at the LCHF forum.

Are you wishing to join us for support with your weight loss journey? If you haven’t already, then please read the Welcome post here which has lots of useful information about all the things we have on offer healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Best wishes in your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

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99with2in2
99with2in22019 March
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Thank you for the offer - I've achieved my "awesome" weight (down to 10st 10lb from 13st 10 lb) and got my BP down from 148 (top reading) to 123. I'm not re-introducing carbs as yet as my wife still has a way to go to her awesome - can't believe that having reached aged 60 and been overweight for 44 years I've got back to my school leaving weight - Banting works!

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LK81
LK812lbs

Morning, I’m new too! All in the same boat. 👍🏻

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moreless
morelessAdministrator
in reply to LK81

Hi and welcome, LK81 :)

I hope that you'll follow the links that I've provided Peonyblossom and Fossicho and will become an active member of our forum.

Onwards and downwards! :)

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Hidden
Hidden7lbs

Hello and welcome. I joined 4 weeks ago and have found this forum really helpful and supportive. Good luck on your journey. I’m sure you will do well.

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franjay42
franjay422019 March

Hi im starting today 4 st to lose good luck

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Redspot
RedspotRestart October 2019

Enjoy your food

Decide on an eating plan and watch the pounds float away!

Keep talking to this site

Loads of advice and encouragement.....

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