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    I need to lose weight, a couple of stone...but I don't think anything I'm doing is making a difference, although people keep commenting that it looks like I've lost weight, my face is slimmer, etc.

    I think I should go back to my doctors, but I really don't want to, their is only one doctors close enough for me to travel too but they make really unhelpful comments whenever I go. Such as, "You are bigger than you look", "I'm smaller than you", "Want to fix your face?" (referring to my acne...), "Have you had a baby before?" (referring to multiple scars on my stomach from a horrific accident I had) and more.

    I've made a lot of progress, and loads of changes! No fizzy pop (at all!), no chocolate, I have one cheat meal a week now (usually a Chinese, rice and chicken mostly), no ready meals, no added sugar to my coffee/tea.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg with either bacon, chicken breast or salmon.
    Snack: Banana, apple, orange and an activia yogurt
    Dinner: Jacket potato with tuna.
    Tea: Varies, it will be veg (peas, sweetcorn, carrots, etc.) with something else, usually made into a soup or with a piece of meat.
    + two cups of coffee and water throughout the day.

    Exercise:
    20 walk to college.
    Walk up three flights of stairs (at least four times a day)
    20 walk home.
    + 10 minutes of something else e.g. dance, yoga. It varies - I have a bad leg, so I have to be careful with it and not do anything too intense.
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    Is your "bad leg" a recent injury or a lifelong condition? Because that could very much determine what you are able to do in terms of exercise.
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    I don't think jacket potato is a good idea if you want to lose weight. It's full if carbs... Substitute it with another veg, maybe?

    My brothers lost quite a few stones in a months but I'll only go into details if you want me to.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I need to lose weight, a couple of stone...but I don't think anything I'm doing is making a difference, although people keep commenting that it looks like I've lost weight, my face is slimmer, etc.

    I think I should go back to my doctors, but I really don't want to, their is only one doctors close enough for me to travel too but they make really unhelpful comments whenever I go. Such as, "You are bigger than you look", "I'm smaller than you", "Want to fix your face?" (referring to my acne...), "Have you had a baby before?" (referring to multiple scars on my stomach from a horrific accident I had) and more.

    I've made a lot of progress, and loads of changes! No fizzy pop (at all!), no chocolate, I have one cheat meal a week now (usually a Chinese, rice and chicken mostly), no ready meals, no added sugar to my coffee/tea.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg with either bacon, chicken breast or salmon.
    Snack: Banana, apple, orange and an activia yogurt
    Dinner: Jacket potato with tuna.
    Tea: Varies, it will be veg (peas, sweetcorn, carrots, etc.) with something else, usually made into a soup or with a piece of meat.
    + two cups of coffee and water throughout the day.

    Exercise:
    20 walk to college.
    Walk up three flights of stairs (at least four times a day)
    20 walk home.
    + 10 minutes of something else e.g. dance, yoga. It varies - I have a bad leg, so I have to be careful with it and not do anything too intense.
    Sounds like you're doing quite well with what you're doing. Maybe it would help if you can keep track of things better so you feel more like you're making progress. Weight loss is quite a gradual thing so it can be easy to not notice improvement.
    You could also see about visiting somebody who can help make a manageable exercise plan for your leg. Maybe a fitness advisor or osteopath (I'm not sure who would be best). You can probably find some good ideas by looking online too. Swimming can often be good for low impact exercise and can also be therapeutic for injured/ problematic areas.

    It's there any other GP at that surgery you might be able to see? They do sound a bit annoying. If you are having difficulty losing weight despite the efforts you're making there are some things they might want to look into
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Is your "bad leg" a recent injury or a lifelong condition? Because that could very much determine what you are able to do in terms of exercise.
    It was an injury a year ago, in an accident, but it never recovered...so stuff like walking is even hard for me...if I could lose weight using only upper body workouts i would be okay - pain free xD
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    Weight loss is calories in vs calories out. Count calories for about a week to gauge how many you eat and then compare that to a calorie calculator that tells you how many you actually need. You may be eating too much?

    At the same time, you may just be looking too far into it, expecting changes everyday - this is a process, one that takes time at that.

    You got this.
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    Ditch the scales. Stick to that diet you suggested, and you'll be looking at around half a stone a month lost. Initially, you lose water, so you get big losses, you should be looking to be losing around 2lb a week at most. That's a good steady loss.
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    I don't think jacket potato is a good idea if you want to lose weight. It's full if carbs... Substitute it with another veg, maybe?

    My brothers lost quite a few stones in a months but I'll only go into details if you want me to.
    I did think a jacket potatoe wasn't a great idea, but it is part of free school meals and all they offer is: jacket, sandwhich or an oatcake...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I did think a jacket potatoe wasn't a great idea, but it is part of free school meals and all they offer is: jacket, sandwhich or an oatcake...
    It's not a terrible meal tbf, and you need carbs, it's most likely a better more satiating meal than a sandwich.
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    Go on keto. Cut the carbs and watch the pounds melt.
    At the moment it appears that the majority of your calories are coming from carbs and a little protein but where is the fat? I don't see any dairy, nuts, seeds etc.
    I strongly advise going cold turkey on carbs and getting about 75 percent of your energy from fats.
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    I’ve been using MyFitnessPal since jan 1st and I’ve lost 11lbs since then. It makes you think about what your eating and you find yourself wanting something but look at its calories and realise if you want it then you’ll have to be more cautious later.
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