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New member & positive to do this

Hi everyone new to group today.

I am 39, a wife & mum to 3 young boys.

Ive struggled with my weight for several years.

Determined to lose weight & the help from each other we will get there.

We will have good days & bad days but after a bad day we will draw a line & be strong.

Doing this for me, my family and most important my health. We can do this.

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Hello Belle01 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

I also have 3 children and when they were little they certainly kept me on my toes!! Yet I still gained weight! You are not alone and have take the first most important step in joining this forum 😀

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


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Hi, welcome!!

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Hi Belle01 and welcome :)

Good luck with your weight loss journey :)

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Hi, I am new today too! Just want to wish you good luck...let's do this!! :-)


Good luck g363 we can do it ☘️

Day 2 & enjoying healthy eating. I'm tired but forcing myself to swim soon, did it yesterday for 30 mins feel awake & energised after it.

Have a good day 😀👍

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