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Sharon needs encouragement


I joined as I need to loose at least a stone, I suffer with ill health which makes activity difficult so I need pushing a bit. I'm going to just read and learn the site for a couple of days. I suffer from ill health which is incapacitating a lot of the time. I figure that means I need to eat less calories than a lot of people. So I have to learn the site so that I know where to start. Sadly I'm enthusiastic about things initially but then I flag , a sort of attention deficit disorder my gp says. I have several hobbies although my favourite, cross stitch, is becoming impossible. My eye sight falling plus finger movement problems. Today I woke with what I think might be the early symptoms of gout and that is what has triggered my search for diet options, I eat the wrong foods and I know it. I also know that weight loss will probably help with my other conditions, so here goes, over today and tomorrow I'll learn the site and work out what I need to do, starting Monday.

Thanks in advance,


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Hi and welcome Sharon :)

We'll be here for you, whenever you're ready :)

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). 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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