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I've just had a health check and been advised to lose a stone. I knew that I needed to lose some but find it hard to stick to healthy food. Also I was about to see my doctor to have thyroid checked as been tired and had a few other symptoms which I thought were just related to my age, mid 50's. Anyway my pulse was 56 bpm and they said I should make doctors appointment but can't get in until 13th September. I go on holiday next week and will try to not pig out too much but I am determined to do it when I get back. BMI is 27.47 and high level should be 24.9 and I need to lose 10cm from my waist. The question is can I do it. Any tips and advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi and welcome, Wenders :)

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). Read the Welcome Newbie thread, then 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.

Take a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the NHS BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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.

To the right of the HOME page (bottom on a mobile), you'll find Events. In there, you'll find links to our daily Weigh-in's (you will choose just one day per week), our Daily Diary, where we post our menu and exercise plans, for accountability, advice and support and our “What's happening today” thread, where we pop in for a chat.

Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

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.

It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)


Hi Wenders55 and welcome ! If you are here today and opening up to us, this means that you've taken the first step towards a better you so well done for that ! :)

Regarding your weightloss don't look at it as if it was a burden because your mind is stronger that your body. Just listen to your body wh

en you are hungry and drink plenty of water. Sometimes it's not hunger but thirst.

There are so many ways to cook healthy food nowadays! For example if you're a fan of burgers and fries you could cook it at home by cooking your own potatoes in the oven with little oil or adding more vegetables to your burger. The result will be even better than what you can buy outside :D

Make small changes everyday. For example replace soda by tea or water. Or if you eat a lot of sugary desserts or cookies in a day, reduce to one cookie per day. Then none.

If you really struggle with everyday make it every week. As long as it keeps you going.

Don't say can I do it but I CAN and I WILL do it ! Your goal is achievable as long as you have the right mindset !

To finish off I would say to surround you with positive people, people that will support you in your journey.

I can see that you are determined :)

I post motivation quotes everyday so you can check that out!

I hope that I gave you some ideas :)

Best of luck and enjoy your holidays


Golden Puma

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Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I am going to look for some nice healthy meals to cook - it's just working out the calories I think I might have a problem with especially if there's a lot of ingredients as I imagine it will be time consuming. Also my husband eats whatever he likes and enjoys going out at weekends so I will have to choose wisely. I am crossing my fingers that the thyroid is not an issue and that is contributing to my problem and not just over eating. Anyway will find out soon. Looking forward to getting started.

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Of course you can do it. You can do anything if you set your mind to it!! Good luck to you on your journey!!!


Thanks - I am so determined to do it. Think my mind is in the right place at the moment.

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