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Newbie in the house


Hello - I have been hovering around this site for a few weeks because I am not a naturally "get involved" person. So here goes...

I am going to be 38 soon, and I want to get my health and fitness in check. I am 5'1" , weigh around 10st 4lb. I have piled on quite a bit of weight after a difficult a couple of years (at my heaviest I was almost 11st). I have always been fairly slim so take my health for granted. I had a cancer scare (after an aunt died of cancer) which made me spiral (the 11st...)

I am now feeling much better within myself. I've joined a gym and go to bootcamp 3 times a week. The physical activity makes me feel much better (who knew...)

I am a single parent, work f/t - in the past, I managed both badly (and ended up on anti-depressants just to cope) but I am learning to let go and deal with each day as it comes.

I will be joining the Monday weigh in. But wanted to say hello....

10 Replies
dryginRestart Feb 2021

Welcome! This forum is full of lovely and supportive people and you have made the right decision joining us.


Hi and welcome georgeishere :)

It's lovely that you've decided to join us. It's the taking part that gets this community to work its magic :)

You might like to join our exercise challenges and add your exercise minutes to our quest for the 'year to save our lives'.

You could also consider logging your menus on our Daily Diary

In case you haven't already seen it, to make navigating the forum easier, we've put all the information you'll need in a newbie pack and here's the link

Please take the time to read it carefully, so that you're able to enjoy everything that we have on offer.

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Wishing you all the best :)


Hi georgeishere

You've found a really friendly supportive forum here and shortly one of the Admin team will send you an official welcome with links to get you started.

On this site you will see posts from all sorts : newbies, successes, strugglers, as well as those who reached our goal and are now maintaining . Welcome aboard. 😊

Edit . Oops I see moreless has on fact already welcomed you!

Hi I'm new. Just getting used to using the website. Really want to change and stick to it. Best wishes on your journey. X

elliebathMaintainer in reply to Beckieswedding18

Hi Beckieswedding18 , welcome . I will tag moreless on the Admin team nd I'm sure someone will respond to you with more info.

MissisBAdministrator in reply to Beckieswedding18

Great to see you getting involved Beckieswedding18 You are doing fine, and replying to other people's posts is a lovely thing to do.

Just refer back to the welcome post moreless gave you, and you will have a link to all the information you need to get you started.

Ha ha thank you. Still learning :-)


Hello, you will love the people here.

Hi georgeishere,

Hello and welcome! Everyone is really supportive and helpful, you’ve made the right decision joining in 😊

One day at a time is the way to go- good luck!

Morning all - thank you v much for the kind words -

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