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Hi I'm Karen and I started my journey on Wednesday. I walk my dog most days for about 2 miles but need to do more exercise to lose the weight. I have recently bought a bike and will hopefully be starting slowly with the riding.

I have about 6 stone to lose so it's not going to be a quick fix but I'm looking forward to the journey and getting to my goal.

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Hi Karen - a very warm welcome to our forum! It's really very hard to change your lifestyle, but you have already taken a huge step by joining our little group. Good for you! Here you will be supported every step of the way - every achievement is celebrated, however modest! When I joined up in May this year I could only manage 200 steps - I was given encouragement from everyone here, even from those members who walk in excess of the recommended 10 000 steps daily. I am now up to 2600 steps - modest for many but huge for me! I've also lost 20 lbs, with about another 50 to go! So you are not alone! Stay positive and post often!

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Hi Kay50 - thanks for your welcoming message. You are doing really well with your walking, it's good to build it gradually over time isn't it. 20lbs weight loss is great, I can't wait to get to that milestone myself.

I look forward to chatting to you over the coming weeks and I'm sure we can support and encourage each other too.

Thanks

Karen

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Oh yes Karen - slow and steady is my mantra! You'll reach your milestones if you stay positive and we'll all celebrate every step with you!

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I'm feeling very positive at the moment so let's hope it stays eh

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Welcome Karen. We're here to support you along your journey. Nothing is ever a quick fix unfortunately, but on the upside little changes that are relatively easy to add can make a real difference in your fitness. Bike riding is an excellent idea, I wish I could ride one but I never learned properly as a child (and the ground is so far away as an adult). I do enjoy riding the stationary ones when I visit a gym.

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Hi runswithdogs, thanks for your message. Practice makes perfect so they say so try the bike again, you never know ow you could be charging around on one in no time.

Karen

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Hi I’m new too. 2017 has been a tough year and I have really let things slide the last few months. I do exercise regularly but undo all my good work with food and drink. I thought walking might help me get back on track and keep clear of the alcohol! I could do with losing three stone so hopefully we can keep each other going!

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Hi there. 2017 wasn't a great year for me either but I'm sure we can keep each other going and we will both get to our goal. Walking is great exercise and I do walk everyday but I feel I need to do more to lose weight easier.

Here's to 2018 and to feeling better as we reach goals along the journey.

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Cool look forward to our journey!

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