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Firstly forgive my user name. Didn't realise it would be used on post and wouldn't let me enter my name. I am here for the same as everyone. Stressful job leads to overeating and snacking on rubbish and age makes it difficult to lose weight and now heaviest I've been in a long while. Going to try calorie counting with exercise but time restrictions huge problem. Need to do something though so no more excuses!!

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Ceals
Ceals3 stone

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.

Ceals

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Sorry. I can't see pinned post or newbie thread. Where is it. I can't see on the screen

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CalEG

Hello 20-60-LP I joined today too. Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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Thank you. I need it!!!

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EllaMidlands
EllaMidlands5 stone
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You can edit profile to change your name if you want

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Ok thanks. It is a bit strange!!

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James40Cheshire

I am also short on time and have found the following useful:

Plan your meals and prepare in advance to avoid rushed poor choices

If you have 10 minutes to spare then use this to spend on preparing healthy food rather than exercise as losing weight is about 80% to do with food and only 20% about how much you move

Exercise during your normal day. For example run up the stairs, walk quickly don't stroll, squats when brushing teeth etc.

If you can find time to exercise then look into HIIT

Good luck with it

James

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Thank you James. Is that HIIT?

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Melhall
MelhallRestart June 2019

Welcome and good luck!!!!

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wa2un7
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I did the same not realising it would be used in post but you get used to it. I just left mine , daft as it is but you can change it if you want.

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I feel better now. It wouldn't let me put my name!!

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