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Hi everyone

Hi Im 5' 7 and weigh about 14st this is the heaviest ive ever been and I'm really struggling with it Im most comfortable around 11st. My weight has ballooned more than 2st after a back injury which stopped me being able to continue at the gym and classes which I loved.

I am finding it so hard to get motivated and really need help to get back into healthy eating and exercissing.

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Good luck. We'll be there for you. Check out the daily diary and pick out a weekly weigh in group. Lots of accountability here along with loving support.

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Hi alimcg29 and welcome to the weight loss forum :)

You will find lots of support and friendly advice here, as we are all on the same journey.

You have made the first big step by coming here, so well done! :)

An administrator will reply to you later on this morning with lots of useful advice and tips.

Wishing you well on your weight loss journey :)

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Hi Alimcg29

I've just signed up too and cant wait to get started.

I'm in exact same situation as you; I'm also 5'7 and 14 stone and my target is 11 stone too!

I need motivation and you seem like the perfect partner lol. Hopefully we can motivate and support each other and encourage others on the forum!


Welcome to you, Steph, the information that I've left for alimgc, is pertinent to you too :)


Hi and welcome, alimcg :)

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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Hi alimcg29

Good luck with your weight loss.



I would definitely recommend coming on here at least a few times a week because it's so motivational and it keeps you accountable :) best of luck to you! hope to see you around

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