Hello All

Hello all

I just joined today.

I have a lot of weight to lose, about 13 stone. My health is quite poor right now and I am mostly going to do this to enjoy a longer life.

I don't want to get to my death bed any earlier than I have to and when I do get there I don't want to say I spent the last half of my life in a wheel chair, sticking myself with insulin, feeling sorry for myself but doing nothing about it.

So here begins my journey...

7 Replies

  • Welcome to the group. Really great supportive people on here. Starting with a lot to lose can seem quite daunting. I started with 9st to lose, 18 weeks on ive got around 6st left to lose. It is doable. I found breaking it down into smaller goals makes it more manageable. I never look past the next st to lose. Find what works for you, i count calories i have around 1200-1400cals each day. I started small with the exercise and increased it as i felt i could. Wish you all the best

  • Hi nehli,

    This will be a long journey for you but it is doable. We are all on the same journey and taking it one step at a time. I have been on the NHS plan for 8 weeks and have lost 26 lbs almost at 2 stone loss and I can't wait. Once I reach the 2 stone mark I want to set my new goal losing 7 lbs and so on... so making smaller goals will get you to the end goal. Don't aim for to much all at once just do it at a steady pace.

    I wish you good luck on your journey. Go for it :-)

  • Hi! Love yourself & Others. And you will do great! I Wish you only the best for a happy & healthy life! Have fun. Live, love, laugh. Only you hold the key to your unhappiness with Insulin (I don't know anything about it, except it's for Diabetes)- push yourself to do a bit of exercise every day & you will feel better. Good luck! X.

  • It's great that you take such a long-term view. Now you need to bring it back to today. Any changes you decide to make you want to enjoy so you keep it up.

    This will help normalise your blood glucose:-

    Keep your carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. Follow this link diabetes.org.uk/documents/c...

    Eat low GI carbs, reducing intake of fructose too which glycosylates haemoglobin seven times as much as glucose. Follow this link glycemicindex.com/

    Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein (palm-size or less) and fat foods such as meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, cheese, nuts, avocado, coconut, palm oil (not hydrogenated), olive oil, double cream and butter.

  • Hi when you have a lot of weight to loose it is difficult but do able. I started my journey June last year I topped the scales 21st I had free weight watches vouchers from doctors it put. Me on the right path I have lost 3st one thing I do is use. a smaller plate so I only have small portions and gave up margarine I Limet my bread intake to 2 slices a day I invested in a bullet juicer which is amazing hope my tips help good luck email me if you want more surport

  • Hi there I started my healthy eating last May I have lost 3 stones I've got another 2 to go .Last August I was diagnosed with Parkinson's I also have chronic back pain .Good luck with your weight loss

  • Hi My special Angel

    Welcome to our special family, as you can see we are a family of people with lots of experience and advice to cover most problems.

    The most important thing to know and remember is we are all here to help and support each other no matter what the problem is and no matter what the situation is.

    We have plenty of soap boxes for anyone wishing to stand and shout from the roof tops and put the world to rights, when having a bad day to have a good rant, or a soft friendly shoulder to cry on when you are at your wits end.

    Or if you need something explaining after an appointment as we never get the answers we need, there are people on here who can help.

    I have been a member about 3 yrs and have been so greatful to alot of lovely members on here as i don't know where i'd be now without them, especially this lat year, probably locked in a room with rubber walls drooling.

    I am nearly ready to start loosing weight now my gp has changed my meds and my pain is nearly gone, so i can make a start on loosing the 10 stone ish i'm wanting to loose. I have mobility problems and can't exercise very well, but every pound off is one less to hurt!!

    If you would like a rebelious 40 something who wears bright purple wigs and loves gothic clothes, but is drawn to angels ( yes i'm a weird) as a life style buddy (don't do the 'D' word) i would love to be there for you.

    Good luck and fingers crossed all goes well on your journey to a new healthier, sexy new you!!!

    Take care and angel blessings XXX

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