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Hi there everyone

I joined this group yesterday after a new determination to lose the extra 10 kgs that have crept on over the past 5 years, since working in a more sedentary role and reaching menopause. I am determined to not only stop the creep but get rid of the extra 10 kgs. I live in a beautiful part of NZ where walking gives me enormous pleasure and also relaxation from a challenging job as a social worker. I walk most days for at least 40 mins and swim all through summer - autumn too. I swam this evening in the sea!

I have never thought about counting calories before but today I was mindful of everything I ate. I think my biggest challenge is going to be cutting right back on drinking wine. I had no idea the calories that are hidden in a glass of wine.

All the best to you fellow calorie counters.

Life is good. The Lark

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  • Hello ElsieLark and welcome to the weight loss forum 😊

    What a lovely upbeat post 😊 I hear NZ is loveky, my son had 3 months there travelling and loved it.

    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

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