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Hi there just spotted this site and thought what a great idea. I am a type 1 diabetic need to loose weight. I have high cholesterol . Looks like it is a family thing. Tomorrow I am having bloods done. I started atorvasatin in February but had to stop them as had terrible pains in muscles all over especially in both shoulders. 4 months down the line I am still in pain. GP thought it could be because I was very low in vit D. I am 56 years old and feel 68

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  • I know how you feel some days I rattle with pain killers, which is why I wanted to get on with taking control of my weight. I am hoping to be more my age not creak like an old woman. Some days I even look like an old woman lol!!!!

  • thanks jo4950 I did laugh at your last sentence!!! thats me all over sometimes I look in the mirror and think how did that happen. Is there somewhere on the sight I can get info on healthy eating and to record my weight

  • I've only just started on site but have found diaries and info in the search box. Loads of info there and ideas.

    In my head I think I'm 21 but when I look in the mirror I go Hey who is that woman looking back. I'm now trying to find my inner 21 year old. I can wish!!!!

    She is on the way !!!!!

  • Hi Jackie I think most people here are using the NHS 12 week plan to get them started.

    nhs.uk/Livewell/weight-loss...

    As you already know reducing your weight can really help with all the symptoms you have mentioned.

    I am fortunate to be one of those people who has eaten really badly but not had problems with cholesterol. Then again I had a heart attack at 49 and suffer from AF plus a dodgy gall bladder so I am paying my dues as well :)

    I am a bit of a supplement junky and magnesium and vitamin D are two big ones for me.

    Magnesium is WONDERFUL for muscle pain, especially if it related to muscle cramping. I use oral supplements but a friend of mine suffered terribly from leg cramps when she slept. I gave her some magnesium oil and she had her first nights real sleep in months the same day.

    Of course I do not know much about your situation but magnesium has been such a huge benefit to me and its so underrated that I like to spruik it when I can.

    Whats your actual plan to start getting the weight sorted?

  • thank you for your encouraging reply. Where can I get the oil from? as for a plan, gosh not sure but I feel I need to get this pain under control as it seems to be taking over although I am trying to be positive. I try and do walking, yoga and tai chi.. I am seeing my diabetic nurse next week so I will have a good chat with her.

  • Here you go:)

    amazon.co.uk/Ancient-237ml-...

    I am not sure where you could buy it over the counter but Ancient Minerals is far and way the best of these kinds of products

  • I am type 1 too I started on an insulin pump a few years ago a girl that started with me is now sylph like from being chubby and I have done well with weight loss too good luck

  • Thank you for your very encouraging reply. This site looks like it has a lot of friendly and kind people

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