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Where to start!?

Hi I've just joined up here.

I keep making attempts to get fit and loose weight only to slide back to old habits 2 weeks in... It's a bit of a cycle.

I'm getting married in 4 months so if ever there was a motivator I reckon now is the time.

Does anyone have advice on where to start- from the very beginning and what has helped you keep going!?

Thanks a million! K

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Hi and welcome, Kath :)

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding :)

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 NHS 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.

To the right of the HOME page (bottom on a mobile), you'll find Events. In there, you'll find links to our daily Weigh-in's (you will choose just one day per week), our Daily Diary, where we post our menu and exercise plans, for accountability, advice and support and our “What's happening today” thread, where we pop in for a chat.

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 :)


Thank you !!!

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Hi and welcome @Moreless has given you some great advice :)

Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey and forthcoming wedding :)


Ah, Thanks Cracker! :-) I'll give it a good shot.

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Hello and welcome KathBarn

I think what made a difference for me was the realisation that small changes lead to big results. Cutting your calories by as little as 250 a day together with a 30 minute walk could see you lose 1lb a week. Or over 3 stone in a year. Weight loss (or as I prefer to say FAT loss) is possible, without starving yourself or being deprived.

Take time to read Moreless suggestions, find a calorie target that's sustainable, and plan some yummy meals around all your favourites. Four months is plenty of time to make a real difference to how you feel as well as how you look 😊

Good luck!


That's great advice and really encouraging- thank you Anna61 !

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