Newbie on a mission!!

Newbie on a mission!!

Hello! I'm a newbie!! This is the first day of the rest of my life (again). Looking at "again" in a positive way.....have reached target weight before and CAN do it again. Gained weight since started on Antidepressants due to PTSD. Positivity is the key. Feeling supported by each other should be a good way to keep motivated. Looking forward to "caring/sharing"!


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  • What a lovely introduction - Welcome to the forum MarzaMotivated

    I wish you great success on your quest to take control of your weight and life going forwards. Enjoy the journey and be as active as you can on here, joining in the challenges and Daily Diary is really helpful. Looking forward to seeing you on here...

  • How kind, thank you so much Minniewinny. I'll get the Daily Diary going and hope to join in on the challenges. Being part of a group should keep me focused. Looking forward to caring/sharing with other members. Here's to doing this together!!

  • Be warned, this forum can be addictive... In a great way!!! :o)

  • Ha ha.....that's the type of "addiction" I need right now.

  • It certainly keeps us focused!! Have a great first day of your new plan.

    Maybe join a weigh in post, there is one every day, so you can choose which day will suit you best. Give your starting point and then add each week with your progress.

  • Hello MarzaMotivated and welcome to the Weight Loss 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. And if you just want to chat, to say hello or share any news or struggles then look out for What's Happening Today thread.

    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


  • Thank you Anna, have just had a glance at the very helpful information on the website. Intend to study it in detail later and get my personal plan set up! It's great to feel so supported and to be part of the group. Here's to a healthy, successful outcome for all!

  • That's good to hear MarzaMotivated 😊 The Daily Diary is great for food planning, I highly recommend it 😊

  • You can do it! I gained forty pounds from my ptsd meds but have to stay on them.i think it's slower this time, but possible. Good luck!!!!

  • Hi Marza, I too have just joined today and I also have mental health issues including PTSD! Good Luck with your journey <3

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