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Another Newbie


Hi everyone, I'm 57 and over 14 stone, so I need to lose at least 3 stone. I have always enjoyed walking distances of around 10 miles with not to much trouble. The other day I put on my rucksack that contained kit for an overnight camp out. Needless to say, I never went. What with being somewhat unfit as well as being over weight, the weight of the rucksack mixed with the heat of the day would have meant I would end up in hospital. I need all the help and support I can possibly get as this is so hard for me, thanks guys & girls.

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Hi and welcome, Simon :)

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 :)

Simonrc50 in reply to moreless

Thank you for you're welcoming advise. I have just started the NHS 12 week plan as well as doing regular exercise using my treadmill, I only hope the pounds will fall off.

morelessAdministrator in reply to Simonrc50

That's great, you could consider joining a weigh-in, the Daily Diary and some challenges too :)


Hi Simon - sounds like you have half the battle sorted, in that you enjoy walking long distances. That's your exercise sorted, you just need to have a look at your eating habits ! Have you checked out what healthy swaps you can do, so that you don't feel like you are starving yourself ? What kind of eating plan do you think you might go for ? :-)

Simonrc50 in reply to Hidden

HI Lucca, many thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I am doing the NHS 12 week plan. I started it last wednesday using wed-sun as a trial run which went well, so this will be my first full week. I have already begun to lose a few pounds.

Hidden in reply to Simonrc50

Brilliant - that's great news. Good luck :-)

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