New month, new me 😊

Hi all, first time posting so I'd like to say hello to all and good luck on your weight loss journeys. I have been struggling to lose weight since January 2017. I have lost a stone so far but it has taken me 14wks. So I'm losing about a 1lb a week. I thought I would join up with heath unlocked to see if I can improve on my weight loss and reach my target weight sooner 😊

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  • Hello Aaanders and welcome to the weight loss forum 😊 Very well done on losing 14 lbs, that is a great achievement 😊

    Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of the forum. (Please note some of these suggestions are not available if you are using the HU App so I suggest you use the full website.)

    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

    Anna

  • Hi Anna, thanks for the welcome and the info. I've checked my BMI calculation and the 12 week plan out. It sounds really good and more importantly, achievable! I've maintained my weight for 3wks now, and as I am trying to do this on my own, I was looking for some inspiration. I'm so glad I came across this site 😊. The calorie checker is a fabulous idea and is already installed on my phone! Ooh I forgot to add that I have an underactive thyroid (7yrs) and I am taking levothyroxine, but do struggle to lose the weight 😐

  • That weight loss is even more impressive in light of your thyroid.

  • Thank you lismcl, slowly but surely the weight is coming off.

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