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Hi everyone,

It's that time of year again where I realise the weight needs to reduce!! I lacked motivation to do slimming world or weight watchers again but this app has given me the motivation to get started again. Im going to do the 12 week programme although a bit worried about all the measuring of calories but guess you get used to it?

Looking forward to joining you all 😊

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YellowRose554st 7lbs

Hi Julie-lou7

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance. Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

We have daily weigh in's so why not come along and join us today. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

You may notice that members have a grey box next to their name, these are achievement badges. All new members have a "newbie" badge to begin with.

Please note if you are using the new HU app it does not have all the forums features on it, so we suggest you use the full website version.

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.


Welcome Julie-lou7 to this awesome forum. If you are having challenges with measuring calories you can opt to buy portion control containers or measuring cups. All the best in your journey!


Good luck and welcome!!


Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey YellowRose55 has given you some great advice

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker (a link to this can be found in the Welcome Newbies thread ) 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 😊

Hi Julie-lou17 :D

Make a list of the foods you eat the most and put calorie count beside them to use as a quick reference. Make a note of weight and size

e.g slightly raise half cup of frozen blueberries is 43 calories (the brand I use). No more dragging out the scales to weigh, I just use the measuring cup.

in reply to kiwikyd-nz

Thanks for you advice this is really useful.


Welcome and nice to meet you and good luck with your weight loss I'm sure you will get there.Im new also and everyone's been very helpful and given good advice.

Hi and welcome Julie-lou7 :)

Wishing you all the best with your weight loss journey :)

Hello, just want to wish you well on your journey.

Lots of people use myfitnesspal to count calories, really helps me.

Thank you everyone for you messages it is really good to have the support.

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