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Fail and give up so easy 😞

Kelly_candothisKelly_candothis Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
Hi all

My name is Kelly, I’m single mum to 4 kids and work full time for the NHS. I live in Surrey just outside of London.

I have been on some form of diet for so long and want this to be successful and the last.

I have a fair bit of weight to lose. Approximately 7 stone and seem to have a blip and then throw the towel in so quick.

I need to lose this and would love to find buddies along the way.

Tips and anything you can offer would be appreciated

🙂

Kelly

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  • karl05_karl05_ Member Posts: 89 Member Member Posts: 89 Member
    Just starting up again myself , feel free to add me .
    One step at a time , you will get there 😊
  • yirarayirara Member, Premium Posts: 5,918 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,918 Member
    What the others said: Don't go for quick and all or nothing. Set a lower rate of loss and stick with that. Say 1lbs per week? That means you eat 500 calories less per day. Is that still too much? Chose a rare of loss of 0.5lbs per week, which is 250 calories less. While it sounds like you might be doing this forever just imagine you'd done that a year ago. Even with the lowest loss rate you'd have lost around 25lbs now. Slow and steady always wins the race, also when it comes to weight loss.

    What you could also do: Try to find lunches for work that you like, that keep you full and that are easy to prepare. bring them along to work. This way you're in control of how many calories you eat even if you can't measure your intake at that moment.
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Member Posts: 2,051 Member Member Posts: 2,051 Member
    You can do this. You have good advice to make it as easy as possible. One thing I am doing is losing at a painfully slow rate (painful mentally and emotionally). I used to be all in, and wonder why my body wouldn't respond as quickly as my mind did. I'm working at losing .5 lb/week. Because of that slooow rate, I have stopped weighing myself. It's going to be masked (either good or bad) by weekly fluctuations. I'm taking this journey 90 days a a time. I'll weigh after the first 10-12 weeks and see where I am. I still might not see much of a difference, but the time will pass whether or not I start chipping away at it.

    Make tiny, easy changed that you can live with. Long term, they'll have a major impact :)
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 7,234 Member Member Posts: 7,234 Member
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