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Helen needing help


My name is Helen I have had a,real wake up call from a pre admissions clinic I attended last week where I was told I need to.loose at least 2 stone before the surgeon would do any surgery

I have suffered from a bad back for years and I'm sure all the excess weight ukulele m Harry ok by isn't helping

I have tried various slimming clubs but have decided that I will go back to basics and count calories

I have downloaded some exercise and calorie counting apps to my phone so I can keep track if everything I eat

I'm going on holiday in 2 weeks but I'm hoping not to go too far over my calorie allowance whilst I'm away

That's it now

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Hi and welcome, Helen :)

I think your phone's predictive text has been in overdrive, unless you do have a problem with a ukelele married to Harry! ;)

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 NHS 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.

Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

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 :)


Hi Nannieh and welcome. You have come to the right place for support. We are far better than a slimming club as we are here 7 days a week. Take part in the forum and join in conversations and you will receive loads of support and ideas to help you along your way. Good luck.


Welcome Nannieh and good luck with your new lifestyle.



You write, "I'm going on holiday in 2 weeks but I'm hoping not to go too far over my calorie allowance whilst I'm away".

If your holiday would involve having alcoholic drinks, remember that they load you with calories but have no good nutritional use. There can be a satisfying pleasure of being someone in a group who hasn't had alcohol (or very little).

Also don't cut back your calorie intake to be very low, just aim to be less than you would need to match your normal energy use - and take more exercise, perhaps walking to explore your holiday environs.


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