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Hi I'm new here. Since getting married 4 years ago I had my son who is now 2 and a couple of fairly major health issues I've gained about 3 1/2 stone. I have started to go to the gym 4 times a week but need to control my eating to see any significant changes in the scales.

How does it work here? Do you do weigh ins? Or just post as and when you need support?

I'm excited to be making some changes!

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  • Hello Vanillaradio and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

    Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

    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

  • Hello Vanillaradio and welcome.

    Anna61 has posted lots of information for you and its all worth taking the time to assimilate.

    I can imagine your excitement as you take control of your life.

    'Yes', post when you need support but also when you're happy or have a question. Replying to others who post is fairly cathartic as well.

    Good luck!

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