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Hi I have plucked the courage to join as I'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself. I currently have a bmi of 27.4 and ideally need to lose 2st 6lbs. I am so gutted as I worked hard to lose 4 stones 3 years ago but due to an injury to my back, I have become less mobile. So my aim is to lose this weight before I have (hopefully) the last surgery on my back. I know I need to spend today looking at all the plan and plan out my meals before I do my big food shop tomorrow. I am a family of four. 2 children age 12 and 15yrs (one of them is a fussy eater) so meals to suit everyone would be perfect. I look forward to doing this and hopefully I will see some results at least.

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Hi and welcome, Keatley :)

Well done for plucking up the courage to join us, I'm sure that you'll be very glad that you did :)

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.

We also run a Daily Diary, where we share our meal and exercise plans for the day. It's a great place to get ideas and to keep us focused. The link can also be found in Events.

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 :)

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I am currently 5 stones overweight with 4 children. 😕

So I decided to walk around the park, drop off the kids walk around the block before going home, run around the supermarket to do my shop. My NHS weightloss lady said 30mins walk a day shold be great for me.

Also I kept a food diary, omg I love biscuits cake chocolate and tea yummy yummy, but once I started writing it down in felt quite disgusted with myself!

Since you have has 3 kids you obviously put the weight on slowly and didn't realise. So make small changes and the weight will drop of slowly, just like above someone said a day at a time... then maybe set week tasks.

Most importantly use your kids, get them to run in front of you try catch them, jump on the trampoline for 10 mins is a 30mins workout, put the music on and dance, dance while hoovering and mopping the floor.

Hope it helps and I wish you all the best. You can do it, so do it!!!!😊☺

Em x

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