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Hello, I'm fortune favour I'm 31 and I am mum to 4 boys. I am here after being a yo-yo dieter for many years, mostly on the slimming world plan. I think it's time to retrain my mind! I have recently been out of action due to shin splints so I am going to restart c25k in the hopes that it might ward off any injuries. I have completed several park runs, I'm the tortoise, not the hare.

Looking forward to hearing from others keen to get fit and healthy.

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Hello Fortunefavour and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you ☺

Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news ☺

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for ☺

Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate ☺

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page ☺

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you may have a 'Newbie' badge. If you have any questions or would like a Newbie badge please just ask ☺

We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too ☺

Best wishes


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Hi, I'm 33 and a full time working mum of 3. I'm also a yoyo dieter. I've started tracking my calories today and hopefully aim to lose around 4 stone! I'm sick of being over weight and hoping to get lots of motivation from this forum and keep in touch with like minded people.

Good luck x


Hi Fortunefavour, I joined last week after following the Slimming World plan for many years too, it's a bit of a shock to the system having to count calories and reduce portion sizes, but I am hoping that it will help me realise what I am eating as with slimming world you can pile your plate high!

I did a learn to run course before Christmas and got to the stage where I could run (very slowly!) for half an hour, but unfortunately due to injuring my knee I had to stop for a while so now am trying to fit in some long walks each week at the moment & hopefully find a good yoga class.

Good luck & have a good week.

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