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Although I knew I had weight on over the last 2 years I could not get motivated to loose weight not even for my sons wedding, but after seeing the photos I was mortified. So I am motivated to have photos with the happy couple taken on their 1st wedding anniversary 22nd April 2018 and look a lot slimmer and fitter might need advice and support on the journey hope someone out there will be able to help.

Aunty d

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  • Hi and welcome, Auntyd :)

    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 :)

  • Thanks for the welcome

  • Dear Aunty d that sounds a really good motivation. So welcome to the group and I wish you success

  • welcome to the forum- have you decided on your initial target weight yet? Do you know how much you need to loose? Its advisable to stick to a slow & steady weight loss of 1-2lbs (or 0.5-1kg) per week to improve your chances of it remaining off. make sure you eat enough calories so your body doesn't think you are starving yourself and we area friendly bunch on here so if you want to ask any questions, moan or celebrate someone will respond with suggestions on what worked for them- though it may not mean it works for you but its something to try, support and congratulate you.

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