I just weighed myself and I'm devastated.

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OneBlueOneGreen Wed 27-Dec-17 09:49:47

I'm 5'5 and have always hovered around the 13st Mark
Never been happy there. Feel best around 12st.

I lost a lot of weight after my partner left me 13 months ago and was about 11 stone.

I met my girlfriend in March and we both love food. Junk food and chocolate.

Because I've been happy I've eaten myself to death.

I weigh 16 stone sad

I'm so embarrassed and feel awful.

What's the best way to shift this quickly and effectively?

sad

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CheapSausagesAndSpam Wed 27-Dec-17 09:50:35

Walking and eating less OP.

GingerAndTheBiscuits Wed 27-Dec-17 09:52:07

Low carb boot camp starting soon if you want something to spur you in - do a search for the board on here!

toastedbeagle Wed 27-Dec-17 09:53:54

I'm sure you know really that there isn't a quick and safe way to lose a lot of weight quickly... don't beat yourself up though. As you said, it's because you're happy you've been overindulging.

Does your partner want to lose weight / eat more healthily too. Easier to make changes with support. I've put on a stone and a half since going back to a sedentary job with a biscuit tin... it's taken several months to gain it, will take the same to change your lifestyle and lose it!

OccasionalNachos Wed 27-Dec-17 09:54:25

Exercise, eat plenty of veg and lean meat, cut down on bread & pasta, ditch the cakes & chocolate. Eat sweet things occasionally if you feel you can stick to only occasionally.

hevonbu Wed 27-Dec-17 09:55:09

The eight week blood sugar diet, or 5:2, see another thread here. Sorry to break this to you, but your junk food days are over... fwink

Godotsarrived Wed 27-Dec-17 09:58:43

Old advice. Eat less and move more. Calorie deficit. It’s the only way really. I need to lose 2 stone minimum so I feel your pain.

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bobstersmum Wed 27-Dec-17 10:00:33

It happened to me, crept up over a few years really, I tried and failed with every diet.
In the end I did slim fast and that worked for me but only because I saw in black and white the calories I needed to aim for each day. I also walked a lot. I lost 3 stone in about 6 months which was quite dramatic but I kept it off by just being scared of ever getting back like I was.
Simply, just cut out as much crap as you can to start, eat normal meals and exercise more (a 20 min fast walk twice a day is perfect) you might find that's all you need to do if you stick to it.

OneBlueOneGreen Wed 27-Dec-17 10:22:23

The kicker is that I walk everywhere. I don't drive so I spend at least and hour and half walking everyday.

I just gain so easily.

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ButteredScone Wed 27-Dec-17 10:25:45

You don't 'gain so easily', you've lost sight of a normal daily calorie intake.

Do you keep a food diary? It might be useful.

Margomyhero Wed 27-Dec-17 10:26:22

You can outrun a fork. Diet is a bigger part of it than exercise.

It's hard to lose weight as we need good so can't cut it out completely. Also it tastes good.

I've been on a diet of high protein, medium dat, low carbs. Very rigid choices of food. Have to eat at prescribed times of day too which is tricky. However I have changed shape quite noticeably.

First thing to do is get your head around your goals. Then go from there.

Good luck OP. You can do it.

neonpidgwidgeon Wed 27-Dec-17 10:27:06

Slimming world is my saviour. I 'gain easily' i.e. if I'm not on a diet plan like sw I don't eat a normal daily intake of calories and essentially binge on loads of great food!

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