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Need to lose weight! Help

Hi, I'm Steven and I'm 44 years old. I'm nearly 19 stone and have been overweight for over 20 years. I've tried everything possible to lose weight and would welcome any tips or assistance that you may be able to offer. Work long hours in a professional setting and when travel to/from work added in, I'm away from home 13 hrs a day, so little time for exercise. Not an excuse, but a major factor!!

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welcome and you'll be in good hands here!

i too struggled to lose weight but am on the NHS 12wk plan and so far so good....


join in on the forum, ask questions, ask for help, jump for joy!

join a weigh in day

join the daily diary posts or if you re restricted for time then just have a scan through for some inspiration!

check your BMI on the NHS website and it will give you personalised calorie intake for a day.

plan your food as well as your time restraints allow

exercise isn't the be all and end all, start with your diet and by that i don't mean a fad diet i mean healthy eating. If you get a chance for exercise go for it.

good luck (Ps an admin will be here soon to point you in the right directions in the forum) by the time I'm done this essay, they'll have probably beaten me to it!


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Thanks allycan for the support. I find I'm ok Mon to Fri pm, but then I eat and drink too much over the weekend. I do about 5000 steps per day but little or no exercise after that. I'll keep an eye on the forum daily now as a big brother instrument to help keep me on track. Thanks again

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if you print off or download the 12wk plan, give it 100% for a week and see the results, you will be motivated to keep going! And if you're lacking motivation just write a post and we'll be here cheering you on!🎈

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Hello Magunn and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊 The key to successful weight loss is planning, extra important with such a long working day. Don't worry about lack of exercise, weight loss is more about what you eat, but any movement counts, climbing stairs, walking, even stretching at your desk.

Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and 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 ☺

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for ☺

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 ☺

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, as well as a new Daily Diary, if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page ☺

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you have a 'Newbie' badge. 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. If you have any questions please just ask ☺

Best wishes



Anna, thank you so much for your response. I'll check out the website and try and get the hang of it. Steven

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