I have been counting my calories for the last week and have lost 7lbs. I have only now decided to sign up. I lost weight, calorie counting, many years ago and now my weight is at its highest I have decided to try again. I visited the doctor for a bad cough and ended up having a liver function test (that a different problem!!!). Of the two tests one has dropped dramatically but the other has increased. Blood pressure is normal though, yay. I have a third blood test in a couple of weeks so decided to try and eat more healthy and lose a bit of weight in case that helps things alone. My mind is focused on the next 12 months. With the amount of weight I need to lose (8st), it would be unrealistic to have high expectations.


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  • Hi and welcome, Debbie :)

    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 Debbiedodah and welcome to the forum.

    Congratulations on losing that first 7lb that's must be a real motivation to carry on the good job you did last week.

    Read loads as there is so much helpful information on here. You aren't alone with having a load of weight to lose. I need to lose at least 6 stone (a lot more to get to ideal bmi) so I will be around for a long time lol :)

    Good luck on your weight loss journey


  • Thank you. A long and bumpy road but hopefully we both will get there. Debbie

  • I am sure we will both get there


  • Thank you. Well done you. Did you use the NHS plan, or the BMI indicator for your calorie intake. I bought new weighing scales, I thought they were broken as it said I was 2 stone over what I thought :)

  • Where do you get the herbs from and do you really think that they help?


  • I've got to be careful with my liver, too many herbs will affect my blood test :(

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