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Good Morning all, My birthday today and boy am I feeling the love, pressies, and family dinners out for the nxt 3 days YUM YUM !! but seriously I really will try to stick to counting the calories, haven't yet got a date for my hernia op, so trying like mad to get the weight down (anything that helps is a bonus) have stopped tea/coffee now only drinking Lift lemon tea (24 cals cup) and am finding it really refreshing, have now been on new healthy eating plan three weeks and trying to stick to 1500 cals per day, just the snacks on a night time watching TV that's difficult but drink water and take the advice given on this smashing app, find all your suggestions sooo helpful and encouraging can't thank you all enough, Wk one 4 lb weight loss Wk2 2lb & this week another 2lb so it is heading in the right direction. I am sat looking at a really lovely Birthday cake my daughter in law has bought me from my fav cake shop in the village, will just have a small piece, normally I would get through the lot in one day and think " Woopy Woo" but no more, hopefully this is going to be the new me!!



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Hi and welcome to the Weight Loss NHS forum, Lathe :)

Happy Birthday to you! It sounds as if you have some wonderful days planned and I hope you enjoy every minute of them :)

I suspect that you intended posting on the Healthy Eating forum, but I'm delighted that you've joined us here, especially as I see that you're trying to stick to 1500 calories a day, when the NHS BMI calculator advises 1900 as a minimum for a man of your height, weight and age. It's actually counter-productive to eat too little and can halt weight loss.

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 :)


Thanks so much very helpful suggestions, will certainly give it a whirl x Have a nice weekend.


Happy birthday to you Lathe, enjoy your day ahead and the weekend and a wee tiny peace of 🍰

Go party!!!!! 😁☺️

George 56


Happy Birthday lathe - hope you are enjoying your special day and having a lovely weekend. :-)


Hi lathe, hope you have had a lovely birthday and enjoyed your slice of cake.🎂

This forum is brilliant, so much help and the support is amazing.

Good luck with your journey



Thanks to all for your lovely encouraging replies, I had a lovely birthday but Oh Oh 2300 calories when I totted up last night, must must be extra vigilant all next week, but oh my did I enjoy it, so worth it. Still, back on the healthy eating next week as I say. God Bless and have a lovely weekend all xx


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