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Betty91
Betty912020 June

Hi everyone,

This is my 1st time in a forum like this but i made a decision today to change my life. Im 28 years old and 18 stone. When looking at my BMI it should be around 9 so i have a lot of work to do to half my weight.

I dont really struggle with diets but usually only last a couple of weeks before i completely lose control. And im really going to try and be more active!!!

Anyways, thanks in advance for any support and tips that you guys can throw my weigh (get it 😜).

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Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs

Hi Bett91!

I am in a similar boat to you! I should be around 9 stone and was 18! I'm 6 weeks in and down to 16st 6!

This is my first day back on the forum in almost 2 years (I gave birth to twins and haven't been able to log on until now!).

Happy to cheer you on and hear how you are doing!!

Charlie xx

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Chasarama

Wow! Thats amazing in 6 weeks, how have you done it? Are you a specific diet or is running round after the twins? 🙈. Yeah i had a baby last year and now i have a fairly good routine with her its time to concentrate on me!

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to Betty91

I feel you there! I think mine are getting there with a routine.... I just need them to sleep through the night!!

I started off doing recipes from the pinch of nom books - they are really tasty!! However I work full time and then chase the twins so I found I didn't have the time prep meals so went back to easting rubbish. So I started the Looking Great from Asda range. its like slimmest but cheaper and the shakes are nicer!

I usually have a shake in the morning, a bag of crisps under 99cal for a morning snack,

lunch is a meal replacement bar with an apple and chocolate treat (usually the sliming world HIFI bars) and at tea time I have a meal with the husband that is 600cal. Ill be honest sometimes I add in another packet of crisps or a bite of the kids pizza if im inclined!

I also drink 1.5-2L of fluid and its much easier for me to fit in rather than al the toast, cheese and crap I used to eat! xx

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Chasarama

Haha, yeah i have the routine sussed during the day with my little one, but 9 months on and still hasnt slept through the night 😂

Ahh, im so glad because thats exactly what ive started to do, got slimfast shakes and meal replacement bars for breakfast and lunch and having low cal dinners with hubby!! Sounds like we are in same situation 😊.

Would love to hear how u are getting on and hope we can help motivate eachother

Xxxxx

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to Betty91

Sounds good to me!

Im only day 3 into the shakes and bars and im already 6Lb down!!

Ill cheer you on big style!

Im just trying to figure out how to join a weigh in group on here.... its been so long all the admin staff I had have gone!!! xxxx

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Chasarama

Yeah im still trying to find my way through the site.

Ill let you know if i find out haha xxx

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to Betty91

I found it! on the right of the screen there is 'weigh in for Monday 29 June for Monday mass movers', click that and write your pose you have until 9pm x

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Chasarama

Ah brill!! Thanks!! X

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to Betty91

You’re welcome Betty 😊. Hope you saw my reply on the Weigh In yesterday?

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to Chasarama

Just realised you’re a returnee Chasarama . . . I replied to your New Year Goals and number 2 was starting a family . . . I see you have been successful. And Twins! How lovely 😊

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Im impressed you can still see that!! Yes, these guys are my second set of twins, the first set sadly didn't survive. So now I have a little girl and a little boy who love playing and stories!!!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to Chasarama

So sorry to hear of your struggles and sadness, that must have been very difficult. ☹️ But I’m very happy to hear of your beautiful twins ❤️❤️

Ps I confess I didn’t remember you, but I can see your profile and your older posts by clicking on your Avatar

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Ahh Clever! I will still just think you have a fab memory :)

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to Chasarama

Haha 😂

Amzymum
Amzymum1lb
in reply to Chasarama

Congrats on the Birth of your twins Chasarama. You like me sound like a busy mummy. We need to priories our health as much as our children or we won't be able to run around and enjoy our children the way we want to. I have equal amounts of weight to lose and I'm only 3 weeks in with 2 steps forwards and 4 back and no good results yet. However I'm not going to give up and seeing your success is going to spur me on.. Any tips for me? Wishing you all the best on your journey. 😊

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to Amzymum

Aww thank you!

I feel you with the 4 steps back I spend the whole first year after the twins were born bouncing up and down it was so de motivating!!!

I don’t know about tips but what i have done which is working really well for me so far is brainstormed my pattern.

So i figured out when i binge is usually in the evening so now i have my main meal late after work so around 7/8 ish (can be 9pm depending on shift finishing). I know not many people like eating late at night but I do!

At work Im surrounded by crisps and biscuits and lots of nice things! So i pack a meal replacement bar and 3 snacks that are each under 100 cal and that is my lunch.

For breakfast I’m usually getting the family sorted and running late so i have one of the Asda looking great shakes.

I drink about 1.5/2l of fluid. So far it has worked with my busy day!

What are you doing? Is it useful! I love cheering people on so ill have your corner!!! Xx

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Hello Betty91 and Chasarama I shall say hello to you both together seeing as you’ve already met and made friends 😊.

A very warm welcome to the Weight Loss Forum. As you will see we support all our members, whatever weight loss plan they are following, and everyone needs to finds their own way, so please have a good read and think about what way works for you. However, I’d highly recommend reading this post about why weight loss can be such a struggle healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

If you haven’t already then please read the Welcome Message in Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... Please read it carefully so you can find all the information you need to find your way around the forum.

As a peer to peer support group we rely totally upon mutual encouragement. Nothing beats joining in, reading posts and replying to others. Our Group Weigh-in and the Daily Diary are probably the best places to start

Best wishes to you both in your weight loss journeys

Indigo 😊

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Thankyou Indigo! looking forward to seeing everyones success! xx

Hi Betty91 best of luck. You’ll get great support on here. You can do it !

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Sazza47

Thank you 😁

Hi betty91,

Very best of luck with losing the weight you want to. You can do it, stay in touch with people on here who are all on the same journey and together we can motivate and help one another when it gets hard. Evening having 1 walk a day will help you don't need to turn pro athlete. Well done already for making the decision to join through this forum, you will smash it I'm sure. 👍

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Amzymum

Hey,

Thanks for your support hun, feeling very motivated and i think this forum has definately helped 😁

Yeah, im going to go for a walk in a minute (hopefully wont get blown away)!

Well done Betty you’ve already taken the first step. For me I have decided I am not going on a diet. I am permanently changing my diet and the way I eat on a permanent basis.I am not going to state the obvious at what are healthy and unhealthy foods. The changes you make need to work for you. If you restrict yourself too much you will find it more difficult to keep up. This is a great site for chatting to others and getting good support xmd advice. This for you could be a life changer. A wish you every success.

Jeff

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to JeffDavies123

Thank you x

Britipina23
Britipina232020 June

Welcome Betty91. You have taken the first step so that’s great. We are all in this together! I am sure the group had plenty of advice. Stick around. 😊

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Britipina23

Thanks x

Around d 9yrd ago I went from 18.5st down to 13st. I kept it off until recently when I put on 2.5st after retiring and having heart failure and atrial fibrillation. I am slowly on my way back down again currently 15st. Harder when I cannot exercise as much. My secret was easy really don't know why it took so long to work out. I was overweight for 20yrs hence the ducky heart. Eat what you like in moderation, calorie count I used My fitness pal, 1500 calories and move more. I swam every day building up from 2 lengths to 50 or 60 and I walked every day leaving the car as far from buildings as possible and going for walks at weekend. I used the bike and treadmill at gym to get started. After years and years of yo yo dieting I am not sure why that time it just clicked definitely a mindset but I had a great 8yrs being really fit and healthy. Currently having to look at what exercise I can do but will lose this 2st and more to continue enjoying life. Good luck it can be done. X

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to purpleswimmer

Wow thats amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey, shows it can be done 😊

Welcome. It`s awesome to have you here working hard with us.

Have an amazing Tuesday.

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to zinza

Awww you too hun xx

Aprilbaby
Aprilbaby2020 January

I was Where you was in January this year 18st im now down to 14st 7lbs and im 26 years what worked for me is low carb / keto you have lots of energy i don't drink caffeine anymore and you feel good in general even if you've not had much sleep your still energetic it also manages digestive issues and your skin becomes clear and bright hope this helps :)

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Aprilbaby

Aww well done, thats an amazing achievement! Xx

Nanna42020x
Nanna42020x2020 June

Hi Betty

My advice as a 58 year old 18 stone person is don’t look at the end target 🎯 lets just look at half a stone at a time , remember runners can’t just run a marathon they have to build the miles up gradually , let’s run this race together and enjoy the scenery

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Nanna42020x

Well put!!! I know ive got a long journey in front of me but just taking one week at a time 😊

Thank you for your encouragement 😁

Nanna42020x
Nanna42020x2020 June
in reply to Betty91

I am in total shock , I had my first weigh in yesterday and have lost six pounds !!!

I decided to use a carbs calculator , when putting in my weight it says I should eat around 1.655 calories so I’m trying to stick to 100. Carbohydrates a day and 1.655 calories. I have also been doing a 12 hour fast so eating between 12-6. As I’m in the right mindset ( at the moment lol ) it is working. I also measured myself as some weeks we won’t see a weight loss but see inches go . I lost 1 inch from my bust and waist. Hope this helps and you have had a good week

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Nanna42020x

Why not join the Daily Diary, to share your meal plans and pick up ideas from others? It's a very sociable place :)

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Nanna42020x

Ah well done!!!

Yeah, ive been really good with the diet, i just want to increase my exercise but have a 9 month old that wont sleep so up all night and havent got much energy 😂

Weighing myself on monday so gotta get through the weekend 😬 xx

Nanna42020x
Nanna42020x2020 June
in reply to Betty91

Oh hun my granddaughters are just under two years old and I sympathise with you with getting them into a decent sleep pattern. When I worked nights I noticed the following day I just craved carbs and sweet things . You can do this just keep in mind Monday is weigh in so maybe save the treat you might have at the weekend till Monday x

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Nanna42020x

Yeah, im still feeling motivated which is good!! I can do this!! 😁

Nanna42020x
Nanna42020x2020 June
in reply to Betty91

Of course you can sweetheart hope you have a great weekend 😀

Betty91
Betty912020 June
in reply to Nanna42020x

You too 🙂

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