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Hello everyone. Why am I here? I love food. However, I don't want to waddle when I walk and I would prefer it that my feet don't ache so much after walking.

So, once again AND FOR THE LAST TIME, I will lose the weight I need to stay out of Type II diabetes (runs in the family) and so that I can enjoy longer walks with my boyfriend.

I started at the beginning of June and have lost 13 lbs. I am following the Slimming World Healthy Eating programme as it works for me. I need to rethink my attitude to food so that I don't put it all back on AGAIN.

Hoping that writing down my thoughts on here will make me see things better.

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Hi and welcome, ForthefinalTime :)

Well done for losing 13lbs so far, you're doing really well! When you lose that next 1lb, let us know and we'll change your badge :)

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 :)

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