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I have been on a weight rollercoaster for the last 34 years. I have tried every slimming club going and generally do well but then lose inspiration and go back to the same old eating habits. I comfort eat & have depression which makes it difficult to be bothered to prepare healthy food at times. I now have other health conditions which will definitely be helped by weight loss but feel so fatigued it's difficult to get going. There's so much going on in my life right now it's a struggle to do anything healthy, but I do want to do something and that's why I'm here. I seem to do better when I'm not doing it alone, so hopefully you can keep me on track.

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  • Hi and welcome, Emma :)

    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 :)

  • I've just joined this evening also, so thankyou for the information. Good luck Emma, go for it!

  • Hi and welcome

    we are all here to support each other and to either lose weight or maintain a healthy life style

    Wishing you all the best on your journey :)

  • Welcome Emma987 and Erniebertsfriend - i hope you find that being part of this forum is part of your answer, as it is mine! Being involved - in chats, in weigh-in, in daily diary posts, and all the challenges - thats what has kept me going and kept me focused. I hope it makes a difference to you too. Good luck for your first week.

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