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Hi : ) I'm currently on holidays from work but sadly not at the beach...yet! I'm from the UK and live in Istanbul, Turkey and I'm totally fed up with myself at the moment. I've gained almost 10 kilos over the last year and a half. Now I want to start again and reverse this. My lifestyle and eating habits have to change and I'm looking for any welcome support. My aim is to get started and to lose these extra kilos, with my first goal being for the end of August, when I'll take a beach holiday.

Wish me luck!

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Hi and welcome

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.

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker 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 😊

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 - which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's :) 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 😊

Wishing you all the best on your journey :)

We're all looking for support, because we are all wanting the same thing. Never mind all the nice ways to say something......we want to lose weight, that's what it's all about.


Hi and welcome, Yenibas :)

You've certainly come to the right place for support. I'm sure that if you follow the advice from Hidden, you'll learn all there is to know about the forum and will be well on your way to a beautiful beach body :)

Thanks guys! 🙂

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