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Hi im Jayne, i have a muscle wasting condition and mobility is poor, i so need to loose weight as my legs and hips are in constant pain. I eat loads of fruit and veg, and do potter around the house when i can but cant over do things as im out of action the next day if i do. I was only 6and half stone at school and now at 50 this weight has doubled.

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  • Hi and welcome, Jayne :)

    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 :)

  • Do you know if you are eating enough calories though. When I first joined here I wasn't losing any weight and never had with other diets either. I mentioned it on here and someone asked me how many calories I was having. When I told them they told me that my body would be thinking I was starving it and turning what I did eat into body fat to ensure it could continue. I had to check my calorie count on the NHS bmi calculator and this tells you a various choice of how many calories you should have to lose weight. As long as you somewhere in between this amount you should lose weight. I gave it a go and upped my calorie amount and started losing weight. I was shocked but now I have lost 2st. Make sure you don't make this same mistake. Good luck with your journey!.

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