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Anybody in the same boat?

Afternoon everyone! I'm feeling very lucky to have found this site today as I need help! I am 44 and realistically should be 8 stone lighter than I am now. I am aiming to take it a step at a time over a long period. Looking slim will be a bonus but as I get older my health issues will only increase if I don't do something.

All support and tips gratefully received.

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Hi and welcome, Filmfan :)

The beauty of this community, is that we're all in the same boat! :)

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 a weigh-in every day of the week and you'd be very welcome to join one of them. 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 :)


Hi Filmfan62

Welcome to the forum. Read as many posts as you can as I have found so much information from them. I need to lose nearly as much as you so know how daunting it is.

Good luck with getting fit and healthy



Thank you! I'm planning on reading through the 12 week plan tonight and getting myself organised. Good luck to you too.

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Hi and welcome Filmfan

the daily dairies are great placess to get ideas for meals and such like. Everyone is lovely and supportive :)

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Welcome Filmfan62 this is a great big boat and we are all in it together at different stages of the journey.

You will find so much advice, encouragement and kindness on here, and no judgement.

Have a look around, join in the conversations, look at the challenges and make sure you are developing a sustainable lifestyle. Make food your friend not your enemy, think about what you can do rather than what you can't do.

Take care


welcome! As others have said we are all here for the same reasons.....i myself need to lose 6stone to be at a healthy BMI. I've chosen a goal.of 3stone initially, i think that's important, choose short and long term goals so it doesn't seem quite such an ask. Join a weigh in group and definately stay active on the forum. It won't happen overnight but every good day you have will be one step closer to your goals! Good luck 🍀 you can do this! 💪


Thank you.I`m going to take it a stone at a time.

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