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Hi,

I have recently been told that I have a "fatty liver" and an "underactive thyroid" so am in desperate need of shifting some weight, thought I would try this for some help, advice and support.

Looking forward to chatting with some of you, please come and say hello.

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Hello to you. You will shortly get an official welcome from the Admin team with guidelines how to get the best from this site. Feel free to respond to any of the posts, we're a friendly supportive bunch, all with weight issues or weight history in common !

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Thanks very much :)

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Well done for seeing the problem and taking steps to sort it out. I used to be overweight and now my weight is great. You can do it! Look forward to enjoying your new body.

Couch to 5k rescued me.

Look forward to hearing how you get on with your weight loss. Don't worry if weight doesn't go down every week. Concentrate on healthy. You can do it.

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Thank you very much, I really do need to try, it is affecting my health so really must do something now, I am not getting any younger either (53)!

I appreciate the support and well done you for your weight loss too.

:)

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Hello Jiversoo64 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

Anna

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Hi Jiversoo64 . If you have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, your doctor is likely to prescribe thyroxin, and after a month on that, you should lose some weight without even trying and also have a lot more energy. That's the good news! That's what happened to me when I was first diagnosed. As for shifting the rest of it, follow the advice of the Admin team here, and start counting calories, reducing portion size, eating your five a day and more and avoiding all processed foods if you possibly can. You will start to see the difference very soon. Good luck!

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Thank you so much for your response, I have an appointment with my Dr next week and I am hopeful they will put me on Thyroxin so hoping that will help. I do however know that I must also try and do something for myself, hence joining here, I do know what I have to do too but it is a case of putting everything into action, but I promise to give it my best shot :)

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Hi Jiversoo64 and welcome :)

I would like to wish you all the best with your weight loss journey :)

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Thank you so much and very well done you on your loss! Keep up the good work :) x

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Thankyou so much :)

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Welcome! You've done a great thing by reaching out for support! Keep coming back and giving and receiving encouragement! We are here for you!

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