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Hi all I'm new here I'm a type 1 diabetic who's unhappy with the weight I've piled on so have downloaded and printed the NHS 12 week plan to a new healthier and lighter me 😊 xxx

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Welcome to the forum. I am losing weight for my wedding although my fiancé and I haven't set a date yet. I am following Slimming World but I am weighing in at my mum's house instead of going to classes because I am saving for my wedding and I am in the process of moving. I have lost 4lbs in the last 3 weeks. I like this forum and find it useful. I also like the support I get from other members as well as family and friends.

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Hi Catlady29 and welcome to the weight loss forum :) You will find lots of friendly and helpful advice here :)

Good luck with your weight loss journey :)

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Hi Catlady29 well done for making the decision to reduce your weight, it can make a good difference to your medications, and your health and comfort.

Please do check with your GP or diabetic nurse as they will need to adjust your meds as you change weight and shape over time.

There is a section in communities for diabetes for Americans.. could be interesting although I would think quite different to U.K. Services!!

healthunlocked.com/united-d...

Cheering you on to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉

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Thankyou was advised by my nurse to try this out and I'm having weekly meetings with her to which I'm happy about cheers for the help. 😊

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Hi and welcome, catlady :)

You may find some extra support here

healthunlocked.com/drwfdiab...

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 :)

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Hi Cat Lady - good name! Do you have a cat? You could add a photo to your post, I would love to see. The one next to my name is called Ziggy.

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Thankyou yes I do two one boy one girl will happily upload one 🙀 xxx

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Hi catlady 29 and welcome to the forum.

There are so much information on this site that will be really helpful, In the last 11 days since I have started posting I must of read hundreds of posts and they are so much help, so read as many as you can

Good luck on your journey

Debs

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Thankyou can't wait to get reading 📖 xxx

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Hi there Catlady29 I'm a type 1 diabetic (hit the 30 year milestone this year!!) I had my annual review a couple of weeks ago and got a gold star for weight loss 😉

I 'saved' some calories each day so that if I had a hypo it wouldn't put me over my allowance ... Good luck on your journey 🌹

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Thankyou for the inspiration well done for your gold star 🌟 to I'm beginning to not feel so alone today 😊 xxx

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