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    • Mrs Optimist
    • By Mrs Optimist 9th Sep 16, 4:21 PM
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    How to stay motivated when you have a lot of weight to lose?
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    • 9th Sep 16, 4:21 PM
    How to stay motivated when you have a lot of weight to lose? 9th Sep 16 at 4:21 PM
    As the op states. I had a medical appointment yesterday and whilst I was there for an unrelated matter, I mentioned to the nurse that I had piled on the pounds in the last year and was concerned as I may be peri menopausal. The thought of taking HRT and putting on even more weight really worries me.

    I have approx. 8 stone to lose (how did I get so fat)

    I don't want to join a slimming club but do want to get into a healthy eating routine. I don't exercise but the nurse wasn't that concerned as she says it's usually diet that assists with weight loss.

    Can anyone recommend a good healthy weightloss plan that is easy to stick to? I don't want a quick fix. And also how do you stay motivated when you have such a lot of lard to lose?

    Last edited by Mrs Optimist; 09-09-2016 at 4:23 PM.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 19th Sep 16, 4:48 PM
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    Stick to real unprocessed food, loads of water, and mainly fruit and veg. I am revisiting the F Plan which worked for me a few years ago. You need to think of it as change of eating for life, not just for the duration of the diet.
    Originally posted by annab275

    I did the F plan almost 20 years ago!

    I found that I could not stop losing and became gaunt, although I thought I was the bee's knees in my size 8s!

    Once I stopped, there was no maintenance guidance. With 5:2, it's easy to change to 6:1 for maintenance. And there's no fibre-fill to make: that became a drag.
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    • ludhiyaparker
    • By ludhiyaparker 12th Oct 16, 3:27 PM
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    Im still trying to know the answer to myself.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 12th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
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    Just had a long hard look at my husband's insulin pen. Then a remarkably short chat with my GP.
    Unless I lay off the sticky bins & get into the many varied & colourful joys of vegetables, I'll be using one of those things. Frankly, of the many things I could feel "deprived" of, I would rather deprive myself of that insulin pen.
    Plus there's always the allure of zipwire (& even learning to ride sidesaddle - only for those under 14 stone as Just the Saddle is about the price of my car.) We'll see.
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