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Newby... DAY 1!

Hi to everyone!

This is the first time ever that I have chosen to write on a forum thingy but here I am.... It has taken me a while to accept that things need to change in my life and has been a daily challenge. My name is Sue and I have two children. I have battled considerably with my weight most of my life; like many I am a comfort eater but as most of you know you eat, you eat more then beat yourself up for eating then eat again because you are feeling low... one big vicious circle.

Recently I have been at my heaviest weight ever and have had a scare; I think my body has finally tried to tell me enough is enough. So this is why I am here today.

I wish all that are starting their programme the best of luck and hopefully long may it continue!!

Sue x

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Welcome suzyq105

You will be in great company here, I had never written on a forum either before I started here in January. This is still the only forum I am on, only one I need.

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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Thank you Ceals, yes am starting the 12 week plan today. Am doing fast pace walking this week to then start the Couch to 5k next week all being well!! x

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Excellent positivity, go you!

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Good luck Sue glad you have joined it's a lovely group xx

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Thank you x

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Welcome suzyq105. Like you I was apprehensive about joining a forum. It is the best thing I ever did as it has helped to concentrate the mind and take me away from being a "grazer". I have lost nearly 2 stone since Christmas. It has not been easy but with the support of the other "bloggers", I will make my goal weight.

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Just what I need then! x

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I'm also new to all this ( the online posting thing .. not dieting!)

Similar to you got concerns about my health and want to loose weight and be more active.

Good luck with it all! 😀

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Well best of luck to you as well. I have had so many years of trying diet after diet, I have been in ideal ranges before I can do it again. I am under no illusion though it's sooooo hard.... If only the NHS prescribed will power and motivation hey?!! x

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Hi Sue, we are both newbies today, well done you for sharing your feelings, that helps sometimes too. Wishing you good luck with your journey. I'm also a mother of two, but one has just left home to another country as such to go to uni and the other is nearly there too, so time for me to get my act together and actually do it as yes I'm another one who has struggled since early teens, tried everything, we will be determined together. Let's do it.

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Welcome Amber17 to this awesome forum! All the best in your journey. You can do it!

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Yes that is where I am at and I feel determined so the motivation and will power levels are right up at the mo.. :-) x

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All the best suzyq105 in your journey. With the right mindset and attitude you will soon attain your goals!

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Thank you sooo much x

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Welcome to the community!!! Glad to have you here. Good luck!

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Thank you much appreciated :-)

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Hi suzyq105 and a warm welcome.

You've already identified the problem and you can fix it. There is great support here and don't forget that you've a lot of tips to share so don'tbe shy. Looking forward to seeing your progress. 😀

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