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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022

Hi. I am new to this. I really don't like myself at the moment. I am on a short break at the moment but will be home tomorrow and need to do something about the weight I have put on recently. I'm so fed up, I saw myself in a full sized mirror where we are staying and I feel so ashamed that I have let this get out of hand. I've ordered some scales from Amazon so they will be arriving tomorrow when we get home so I can actually know how much weight I have gained. I will be starting my healthy fitness plan on Saturday but will definitely need some encouragement and support as I keep trying and failing which is why I have joined HealthUnlocked.

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Hi and welcome, Cantbeasked :)

You may find this helpful, it certainly was for me and this

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts we hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

So exciting to be getting some scales tomorrow, a tangible commitment.

Well worth noting your weight and grab a couple of photos of yourself (even if you don't like them) because you'll be pleased you had them when comparing to the 'after' photo.

Good luck.

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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to SofaJockey

Hi SofaJockey. Not sure Im exited 🤔 not really looking forward to it but it has to be done ☹️

Hey cantbeasked, I know exactly what you mean and this year has seen me lose a lot of weight and put it back again. Time and tiredness have been my biggest hindrances, so watch out for them. Learn to embrace the feeling of hunger, because you'll feel it a lot to start with. Just remember that protein will help this, chicken, bacon, nuts...all help you feel fuller for longer. Good luck on your journey and I hope you get to the place you want to be.

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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to Wordsworth2

Thanks Wordworth2, I will probably follow slimming world. I have lost weight on that before so fingers crossed I will keep to it.

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to Cantbeasked

I lost a bit over 3 stone with SW and have kept if off for several years so it definitely can work. I still eat more or less the same way but with fewer carbs and less worrying about everything being low fat and I'm losing a bit more.

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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to slipstick

Hi Slipstick. I found SW really easy last time I was on it and I lost 2 stone. I don't know why I can't seem to do it this time. Im hoping being on here will help me.

You’ve definitely come to the best place for help and encouragement. There’s loads of positive and sensible information and people helping each other along the way.

Good luck as you start your journey; and keep reading the messages and you will receive great support.


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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to Sewneat

Thankyou Sewneat, I definitely need encouragement and support.

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Sewneat in reply to Cantbeasked

Regard the first weigh-in as simply a marker. Look beyond that and there will be excitement and great pleasure as you take hold of a new way of life to develop a more healthy you. We’re all cheering you on!

You can do it!


Hi Cantbeasked,

it looks like you are well on the road to start your weight loss journey 😀

For me the hardest bit is weighing myself after I've put on weight and seeing the realisation of eating habits so well done on ordering the scales 👍

You also have an eating plan to follow which is great

All I would suggest now is join us for our daily diaries and weigh ins as these are a great source of encouragement and food ideas

All the best

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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to Tank_EG

Hi Tank_EG. Just got home from our short break and waiting for scales to arrive. I will join the daily diaries and weigh ins. Not looking forward to weighing myself tho.

Believe me I know but once you weigh yourself you may find it helps motivate you.

Also you have everyone here cheering you on 👍

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CantbeaskedRestart Feb 2022 in reply to Tank_EG

Thank you so much for your support, it really means a lot 😊

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