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I am a single mum of two boys soon to be 50 this year I have never really been on diets because I have always eaten well kept the fats and sugar down having been brought up with most my family having diabetes from a young age. over the years I have been fairly fit going to the gym 5 when I can and eating, well but my weight has never mover up or down so I resided to the fact this is who I am meant to be and was very happy. I moved to Scotland where I found it difficult to do the things I used to do, I also had a complete hip replacement 2 years this august, over the 3 years in Scotland I still weigh and looked the same even though my exercising had dropped dramatically but still happy with myself. Now have moved back to my home town this April and in such a short time I have put on 2 stone. I know this may sound stupid but I need help with how to diet and motivating myself to get back fit and to loose 4 stone in total to bring my BMI into check. I don't have the time as I used to because I work away a lot and get home late I prep my meal when I can and don't eat much carbs fat or sugar would like to get my mojo back and drop these stone I desperately need to loose.

It would be nice to find a buddy so to speak someone to maybe challenge me and motivate me.

Many Thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments,


@ West Yorkshire

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Hi and welcome, Vicky :)

The beauty of this community, is that we'll all be your buddies :)

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 :)


Hello and welcome Vickymurphy 😊

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Hi Vicky! I'm in West Yorkshire too and happy to try and buddy - though like you I think my motivation goes up and down! I'm 44 and a single mum, I also find my good intentions broken because of work stress, working away from home, constant changes to routine around school holidays. I weigh around 69 kg and I'm 163cm tall - so size 14/16 and I really want to be a comfortable size 12. I used to be, but have been trying for so long to get back there that I sometimes give up hope! The extra weight bothers me and impacts a lot on my life - I don't enjoy going out so much, or buying clothes and, although I'm sure it's not entirely down to this, I worry that the reason I'm still single is because I'm fat and unhappy with myself. My biggest battle is trying to stop myself eating in front of the sofa at the end of the day after I've got my son to bed. I'm trying to stop that. Also trying to run as often as I can manage between dropping son off at breakfast club and starting work. Do you run?

Liz x


Hi Liz

Thank you for your kind words I don't run but would like to see if I can now I've had my hip replacement. I am 89kg and 163cm so my BMI is trough the roof. I'm a size 16 on my waist and 20/22 on my top I seem to hold all my extra around my bust which attracts the wrong kind of man if you know what I mean. I used to be in a size 12 18 months ago but I've shot up both my weight and size I dress well and hide but deep down I hate I'm so large eventough I'm told I have a nice figure and you can't tell I'm so big. Think that's because I'm always buying cloths from bravissimo but can't keep paying them prices would be nice to go on the high street and be able to pick up something sexy for a change without anyone looking at me as if I've walked into the wrong shop. I work very long hrs so finding time to do something is difficalt . My week so far is a 5am start sitting in my car for 2-3 hrs sometimes longer and not getting home till back of 7 where I try to make a healthy meal but feel I'm eating too late or I will miss my evening meal because I can't be bothered to eat. It would be nice to come home and go for a walk / run but motivation is a big key.



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