Hi, I'm newbie

Hi I've just joined. I'm 65, retired but not enjoying it like I should due to not being able to walk far before I'm in lots pain. Due to depression I've been emotional eating and although know what I have to do its putting it all into action. I've lost me somewhere and am starting to put me back together again. Any help, any suggestions, any nagging, will be gratefully accepted. 🌺🌺🌺

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  • Hi and welcome, Marigold :)

    This is just the place to find yourself, I know I did :)

    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 :)

  • Welcome Marigold. :)

    We're not too big on nagging around here, but you've come to the right place for help, suggestions, and support! :D

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble walking, might be a good idea to talk to your GP if you haven't already. There are also exercises out there for doing while sitting, maybe that could work for you?

    Good luck and glad you're here. :)

  • I also have chronic pain and had it for a number of years. Due to back pain and several damaged nerves in both legs. You have to pace yourself in the things you can do. I have done emotional eating also joining this forum will help you to lose weight and give you encouragement there is a daily diary you can write what you eat and get ideas from others . Also everyday there is a weight in so join one of them. Good luck to you. This is the start to a new you.

  • Thank you. It's just nice to know there are people who understand.

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