New at this! And nervous!

New at this! And nervous!

Hi everyone, I'm very nervous to be sharing this, but inside I'm also excited, I'm going on holiday in October with my partner and would love to lose some weight! I don't want to set a goal because I don't want to be disappointed if I don't reach that target, so I'm just going to eat healthy and exercise regularly and see how that goes! Any ideas on eating healthily? Any recommendations? Thanks so much! 😊


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  • Hi, you have time to make a difference by Ocotber. Do you have much weight to lose? Personally I follow a low carb, high protein diet with lots of veg. 🤞

  • I have a fair bit too lose but I don't in anyway expect to lose that by October! Do you not find low carb hard? I tried that I struggled to find things!

  • I find it works for me which overcomes (usually) the fact that it is hard. It means I don't have to calorie count as I just know I am eating less as I used to eat a lot of bread and potato. I was 23 stone, lost 3 or 4 quite quickly (a stone a month, ) now it has slowed down

  • Welcome

    This is an amazing forum to be part of. Many of people on here have different areas of concern but we are all trying to get to, or maintain, our desired weight. As you get to know us, and share experiences with us, you will find what a super supportive bunch we are, and that we don't pass judgements.

    Here are a few suggestions about how to get the most out of the forum.

    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 topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news; and you will have important news to share with us.

    Have a look at the NHS 12-week plan; many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This can be a major turning point, realising you can eat anything as long as the calories are accounted for and are within your personal limit.

    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; that happens to me quite regularly!

    The forum also has group weigh-ins every day, just choose which day you wish to weigh, join the post for that day and weigh in once per week. The Daily Diary is a very useful thread where we post our planned menu for the day, including calories if you count them, any exercise you have planned and any tips that you can share. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page.

    If you just want to chat, to say hello, or share any news or struggles then look out for the What's Happening Today thread. There are many other challenges to get involved with, just choose to do what you are comfortable with and feel free to join as many, or as few as you wish.

    The grey box next to people's names are achievement badges, and as a new member of the community you have a 'Newbie' badge. We've found that to get the best out of this community, you 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.

    If you are using the new HU App on your mobile phone (helpful for when you are out and about), many of features mentioned are not available; use the full website version to maximise your experience.

    If you have any questions please just ask. The more you join in and connect with people the more you get out of the forum.

    I wish you well as you get started with a new lifestyle.


  • Hi Changingmylife20 first thing is that you are realistic without setting goals that could be hard to reach by October which is only what 6 weeks away. Next as Ellamidlands has said low carb high protein lots of veg is good or try the NHS calorie plan 12 week program its what suits you. Do you want to lose lots or a little. Whatever it is keep posting on this site as you will get lots of advice and support and good goal must be a holiday thats is exciting;)

  • Hi jennilou, a holiday is very exciting😌 I'm going to try a high protein and have just signed up to the NHS 12 week program.

  • Fantastic hope it all works well for you. Remember to share how it goes as this helps with the motivation. Good luck and I will be looking out for you.x:)

  • I will definitely keep posting my progress. Thank you.

  • Well I will be there to cheer you on with every weigh 'down' that happens:):)

  • I'll be there too!! You have plenty of time to make a big difference. Wouldn't you love to be wearing all new clothes for your holiday. It will happen. Just give it your all!!

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