I did not even know this site existed but since finding out about it, I have read some very encouraging reports. So here's hoping for lots of encouragement and support!
My name is Andy, I'm 50 years of age, female and desperate to lose weight. In the past few years I have gained around 4 stone and I feel so low and unmotivated and the thought of even trying to start a diet, feels me with dread! Why? I guess so many attempts - loose a stone here and there, even 3 stone a couple of years ago and then I loose all willpower and the weight starts to creep back on. But, for my health and general wellbeing, something has to change.
I saw my GP last week, whose advice was to buy a smaller plate and take up running or rowing! I have purchased smaller plates the thought of running fills me with fear for my knees and hips but I did get my bike out at the weekend. Off to Bushy Park we went and within a few minutes my saddle had lodged itself into a vertical position and we had to return, amongst great laughter and 'Oh mum, only you'. My bike is now 'in the process of being booked in for a service' - so lets get the motivation back on track. I have done weight watchers for years and know it inside out and back to front and in fact, my GP did say that the NHS do recommend WW - again a few days in full of great hope and promises always seems to fall by the wayside. What shall I do?????