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I'm new and I'm 17'4 I need to get motivated because my bp is high and I'm a pre diabetic. I've struggled with boils for years and I've had lots of tests and advice and now realise it's too much sugar in my diet.

I'm a 47 yr old Mum to a daughter with ASD and a son at Uni with mental health problems so my health has always come last and I'm a comfort eater...

I've done all the diet clubs and lost 5 stone once with the Cambridge Diet. I'm not a fan of exercise however I have I increased my walking and using my fit bit has helped loads.

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  • Hi and welcome, need2bgud :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then 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.

    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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.

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

    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.

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Welcome to the forum need2bgud hope your weightloss goes well for you. If you find any questions that you feel you need to ask please don't be afraid to do it as there will always be someone on here who should have an answer for you. The people on here made me feel very welcome very quickly and I found I relaxed with using the site quicker than I thought. Many people share there recipes to give others ideas and many of them are really useful and make sure you check your bmi as this will be very helpful too. It is better to go nearer the top of your calorie allowance as you then have space to drop if you need to at any time. All the best.

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