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Hello :)

Good evening all. My name is Shirley and I live in Dorset. I started this 12 week plan yesterday after losing and putting on the same half a stone. I did WW about 8 years ago and lost 4 stone, but I have put 3 back on. I need the discipline of writing things down, and keeping count, so hopefully this will work.

So - my starting weight is 14st 2lbs and my BMI is 27.5, and my waist is 34". Looking forward to these fingers going down slowly!!

Catch up with you all soon

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Hi and welcome, Shirley :)

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 :)


Eeeek - that should have said "figures" not "fingers" !!!!


I've tagged you in todays weigh in if you want to quickly pop it in there....also advise daily diary since you already like the idea of noting stuff down and being accountable!👍🏼 good luck on your journey!😚


Hi and welcome - I just have to say I wish I had your BMI :)

Wishing you all the luck on your journey - we are all here to support each other moreless has given you some great info :)


Yeah me too lol


Hi shirleygarrett and welcome to the forum, it's the best place to get all the help and support that you need to achieve your goals


Welcome to the forum. I am losing weight for my wedding despite the fact that my fiancé and I haven't set a date for our wedding yet. I am currently following Slimming World but weighing in at my mum's house instead of going to the meetings. I have lost 7 1/2lbs in the last 5 weeks. I love the forum and I appreciate the support that I get from other forum members as well as family and friends.


Wow - what a lovely welcome 😀 Thank you all 💕


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