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G'Day from Down Under!

Hi everyone.

I've just discovered this and decided to join.

I started my weight-loss journey in September 2016 weighing in at 17 stone.

I've been trying to be healthy in what I eat and basically cutting down my portion size.

I don't exercise very much but recently I've started parking my car 1km away from work so it makes me walk more!

I'm currently 14.5 stone and would like to get down to 12 by May 2018.

I keep getting "stuck" so I thought some like-minded people might just help me along the way.

I'm living in Queensland, Australia at the moment but we're preparing to move back to England permanently. I want to retire and can't afford to here :-(

Think I'll try the 12 week challenge.

Hope to meet some lovely people on here too :-)

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Hi A5CEK and welcome.

You sound like you're doing a lot of good things that have led you to a great 2.5 stone loss. I'm sure an administrator would be happy to give you a '2 stone' badge if you'd like.

The 12 week plan was the catalyst that helped change my life around and hopefully it will reinvigorate your journey. From what you've said, you're pretty much doing a lot of what it proposes, so hopefully it will be what you're looking for.

You'll find unlimited support here from a large supportive 'family'.

An administrator will reply with more detailed information on how to use this forum to your advantage.

Good luck!


Thanks Tiggerr - nice to hear from you.

Last September after looking at the photos of our trip home I was horrified at the way I looked - that was enough motivation to get me started!

Looking forward to making new friends here as well as hearing other people's success stories :-)


Living in Aus seems like 'the dream', I can see why you wouldn't want to leave. I've always thought that if I was there I'd eventually like to become one of the Grey Nomads... seems like a cool lifestyle.


Hi and welcome, A5CEK :)

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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