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Newbie here to make changes

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October

Hey, I've just joined after coming across the NHS 12 week plan which seems to be healthy and sustainable. Having done WW and SW and not found either sustainable combined with a very active lifestyle I am here to make changes!

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lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Hi Gymgirl and welcome to the forum,

The biggest benefit is that we are here 24/7 and don't cost a penny :) A very positive step is to find a way forward that will be sustainable for you - I would suggest not thinking diet, but thinking healthy lifestyle.

We have put together a Newbie pack to help you to navigate the forum, please take the time to read it, here is the link,

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Please also take a read of this information regarding Internet Security/Privacy,

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Also, take a look at our What's Happening thread to see all the activities that we have on offer for you to join in with. We have found that participation is key to weight loss. I am sure that you will find something here to help to keep you motivated and involved with the forum ,

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Two really good places for support and advice are the daily Weigh in and the Daily Diary.

Wishing you success on your weight loss journey :)

Welcome and yes the 12 week plan very good and easy to follow and you get plenty of support on here. Look at info admin will send and jump on in. Joining in a weigh day good and us Wednesday wobble warriors very supportive. One thing I would say is if doing calorie counting check your allowance on BMI calculator and eat to top end of it, rather than the general 1400. Good luck

Sammiseal
Sammiseal3 stone

Hey Gymgirl welcome aboard! You seem very motivated and you're right this plan is very doable (none of that points/sins malarkey 🤣) I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on! 😊

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October

Thanks both! Yes, I am calorie counting and was aiming for a daily calorific intake of 1400 as I feel this would be sufficient? I will see how I get on. First day today of healthier eating and feeling positive. Have a good day x

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October

Well I'm on day 3 and starting to feel better already. One thing is I just cannot believe how much food I'm eating (healthy food!) for 1,400 calories. I'm burning around 2,000-2,300 calories per day so I'm hoping for a loss of a pound next Tuesday when I weigh in. A pound a week would be great. I'm writing all my calories down what I eat as well as fibre and having around 20g fibre per day. Will check in soon. Have a good day all xx

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Gymgirl76

You're best getting the appropriate calorie range for you here nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-we... as the 1400 figure is generic and suits very few of us :)

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank you. I did do that when I signed up. According to the calculationi should be take having an intake of 1455 - 1871 kcal so being at the lower end aiming for 1400 I feel is enough for me but it will also for those odd days I dont stick to it like christmas dinners!!

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Gymgirl76

Just as long as you know that you could have 1700 calories and still lose weight. It makes sense to me to eat as much as you can, consistent with losing weight, rather that as little as you can manage with :)

When I was counting calories, I lost weight while eating in the upper half of my allowance. This explains why better than I can healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Hope you'll join a weekly weigh in and the Daily Diary, if you haven't already, They're great for ongoing support :)

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October

Completely! Initially it makes sense for me to be on the lower range but I'm aware I can have more and I probably will over the weekend. I will be weighing in next week but I'm in no desperate rush to lose it all. It will come off when it comes off! Thanks for your advice it's much appreciated x

Gymgirl76
Gymgirl762019 October

Well 6 days since I started here and 5 days since I've watched my calorie intake. I have weighed myself this morning and I've lost 2 pounds! Pleased with that xx

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