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Newbie Alert

S: 21st8lb G: 11st0lb
Hello all :)

I'm getting married on December 8th 2012 which has given me the kick up the bum I needed to finally shift this weight.
Having followed every diet known to man, (and a few dodgy ones I made up myself), I am now embracing the only one that ever really works for me - Good old fashioned calorie counting and exercise.
I'm halfway through my second week, having lost almost 9lbs in my first week. I hope that being here will encourage me when I feel like giving up!

Lots of luck to all
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S: 10st7lb C: 9st10.5lb G: 8st12lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 0st10.5lb(7.14%)
Hi and welcome! Well done on your first weeks loss - 9lb is amazing! I had a December wedding in 2009, the snow made it magic! :)


Recovering chocoholic.
C: 11st13lb
Hi & welcome. Wow 9lbs, well done! Your forthcoming marriage is a great incentive to keep going. Good luck. :)
S: 13st0lb C: 8st2lb G: 7st9lb BMI: 21.5 Loss: 4st12lb(37.36%)
I posted this on another newbie thread, so please don't shout if you notice it as a copy and paste effort lol :)

Hello! Welcome aboard! :D We're only a small group over here (sometimes it feels like we're a little corner) but in my opinion we're the best corner (shhh! don't tell those SW people though :) )
If you've got any questions just ask away - that's what we're here for! And don't worry about asking 'dumb' questions - you only need to look at some of my posts to realise that 'silly' questions are the norm for me (and the questions that ultimately shift those pounds!) :)

Firstly, I recommend reading Fattack's sticky http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...uld-i-eat.html (The answer to "How Many Calories Should I Eat?") where she shows you how to work out how many calories you should be eating.

Calorie counting is really really easy, basically everything you eat has a number behind it (ie. the calories) and you can eat however much as you like, as long as it doesn't go over your calorie limit (usually around the 1200-1800 mark). To work out your calorie limit the sticky linked above is invaluable ^^

The problems come when, like any diet, temptations get in the way. However, if you've got a little bit of willpower, which I'm sure you have, then you WILL lose weight on calorie counting. It's basic physics.

Have a gander at some food diaries for a little inspiration. You should also consider starting one yourself, and that way we can all see what you're up to and offer a helping hand where need be
Calorie Counting Diaries - MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum

Remember, if you've got any questions just ask :) We're all here to help each other.

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