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Hoping to lose weight

Hi, I have just joined and hoping to lose weight, I have started diets so many times, and I stay on them for about a week, and just fall off the wayside, plus, I morn for the sweet pudding, fruit just doesn't give the same effect for a pudding with my lunch and tea, everyday. I find myself getting hungry and irritable. I don't put extra weight on eating my normal way as I generally don't overeat, or snack much in between meals. I need to lose about 6 stone to be a healthy weight, my husband needs to lose weight too, we try to diet together but we both have the same problem with diets. I do worry a bit as I have a few health issues, sciatica and high blood pressure being two of them, which I know would benefit from weight loss. It is so frustrating. :(

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Hi and welcome, 4chicks :)

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 :)


Thank you for your reply, I have read it and will follow your advice and fingers crossed this time.

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Welcome to the forum! Great place to be with them and there supportive and encouraging ways. And if you have questions they will answer the best they can. But you need to get rid of the sweet pudding just buy it when you want to have a treat. Once you get eating the fruit you will enjoy it. You crave that instead of the pudding!!!


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