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Hi. I'm new here. I'm 58, always been overweight but have added an extra two stone since unplanned (new CEO, massive forced changes, etc) retirement last September. Having got my head round that I'm ready to lose some weight so I can enjoy my new found freedom. Just seen photos from the second wedding I went to in the last six months & I do not look good!

In addition I have discovered how unfit I am! A day of weeding and planting resulted in a badly sore knee, which has limited movement. The weight is not helping.

I think I need to set aside a couple of hours to read through all the posts, information, etc, but I can already see that this will be a great help. Looking forward to joining in & getting fitter

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  • Hi and welcome Fleagle45

    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 nhs.uk/tools/pages/healthyw... 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 if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page 😊 We also have a daily diary section which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's :)

    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 😊

    Wishing you all the best :)

  • Good morning Fleagle45

    Have a good look around and please join us in the Daily Diary and weigh-ins, just ask if you have any questions

    Anna

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