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Life makes you stop!

So, I am back here and I trust that this is the last time that I am starting again. Life has made me stop and take stock of what I have been doing to my body and my mind. The stress of teaching taking over EVERYTHING so that I had no time to prepare meals, or to sleep or to even do the things that restored me led me to have a heart attack - albeit minor, but a heart attack nonetheless.

So, last time for a new start. I have created my weekly food plan; I have planned to sit on the computer for no more than one hour at a time; have worked out one hour of walking everyday (I need to work out how this will work in winter, though) and now need to work out my weekly treat. Here we go!

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Hello bbwnoire71 and welcome back to the Weight Loss Forum. I shall treat you as a complete newbie to reflect your fresh start 😊

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



Welcome, sometimes life throws dramas at us, and we only realise what damage has been done, until it happens, prob true for more of us than we care to admit!

The main thing is to plan a future, lose the weight and enjoy the journey ahead, you've realised the wake up call, which luckily was minor.

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