Need to lose 3 stone, under active thyroid and joint hypermobility syndrome

Hi, I'm new to this app but I'm determined to get myself sorted. I've been going to the gym for the last year, but on a very casual '10 mins on the treadmill then an hour in the spa' way, and having weighed myself today I'm horrified by how much the numbers have gone up!

I need to lose 3 stone to be in the healthy range for my BMI. I have a brittle under active thyroid (currently on 150mcg of levothyroxine) and I have joint hypermobility syndrome in addition to a raft of other non-significant conditions that I won't bore you with!

I also work night shifts as a nurse, which is a killer on several counts!

Any help greatly appreciated

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  • Hi and welcome, naughtyjlb :)

    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 :)

  • Hello and welcome 😊

  • Hi there, I'm new on here too, I just saw your post and wanted to say hi! I also have an underachievement thyroid and have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is in the same group of disorders as hypermobility syndrome. My mobility is restricted and I use a wheelchair or crutches sometimes. It makes exercise and weight control challenging. I want to lose 3 1/2 stone and am hoping that it will help with pain levels and may increase my mobility, we'll have to see! The problem is in the past I have lost weight and my eds symptoms haven't really improved much but I'm looking at it that it won't make it worse and I'll be decreasing my risk of other health problems too.

    Anyway, I thought we are quite similar so wanted to post a reply.

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