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I'm new here, I am 23 and weigh ... a lot!

I am looking to lose weight but always feel like I get a few days in to a diet and get bored. I can never think of new recipes and barely ever have time to prep (work and laziness I guess).

I am easily influenced by the bakers next door to my work even if I take my lunch, I bin it and go next door because everyone else does 😩 But calories don't have the same effect on everyone at my work than what they do for me!

I promise I used to be skinny this isn't just some 'out of reach aspiration' I have! I really want to get back to how I was. I used to do dance classes every two nights and running on the other nights. But I quit both, and started on cakes and marriage instead πŸ™„

I have just read up on the NHS 12 week plan and willing to give it a go, however I wanted to try C25K... honesty is the best policy right? so how difficult is this? how achievable is this? will I get laughed at?

and not to forget ... where's good for gym gear?

Sorry for the long post but, hey πŸ‘‹πŸΌ 😊!

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Hi! πŸ‘‹

C25K is easy enough if you follow the plan 😊

Some weeks will be a bit harder but push through - you will do it trust me! xx

YellowRose554st 7lbs

Hi Jadep292

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

We have daily weigh ins so why not come along and join us today. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.


wakywoo1 stone

Hi jadep92 welcome to the forum

Don't think of this as a diet, but as a life style change that is sustainable. Diet conjures up losing weight for a while and then not doing it anymore. Join in as much as you can, daily diary and weekly weigh ins are great. See what others post and jump right in. The more you put in the more you will get out of the group.

Yep post here for support-

Daily Diary

Weekly weigh ins and

Tortoise and hare running group

Try C25K or find a local club or beginners group there's a lot about!

I highly recommend the 12 week plan but do commit to it. I found week 2 hardest! Now I can't eat too much because I'm used to it and 11 weeks later I've lost a stone and now overweight not obese.

Also NHS choices receives lots of low calorie great ideas good luck

Hi Newbie,

Welcome to the journey towards good health and fitness.

Fill your life with positivity and energy... and weight loss will happen as a side effect.

No need to diet, because diets usually means starvation which usually does not work in long term. It is better to focus on MINDFUL EATING... I am giving this link down below. Please read it and try to practice it. If you do this for 30 days, then you never have to refer to any diet book.

Don't fight your urges and tastes, just accept them, which you can indulge in once a week. Do not feel guilty over your temptations. It is very natural.

Best thing is to keep yourself filled with fruits and veggies and salads and soups so that you don't feel hungry. And when you dont feel hungry you will not get attracted to cakes.

All the best :)

Sorry.. the link is here..

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