I am a newbie. I just happen to come across this site. I live in Australia. I am not supposed to be able to lose this weight that I put on 50 kg gained in a very short time due to a rare disease Dercums and lipo-lymphedema. I would be extremely happy though if I could even lose 10 kg this year. My weight prior to the health problems was 60 kgs. It added another person to me lol. I am having to use a wheelchair outside my home, however I can workout in a heated pool so that will be my excercise. My weigh ins can fluctuate as much as 7kg due to the Lymphedema but after a few weeks I should be able to have an idea if I've lost any weight. I plan on using the low cal and low carb. We are not supposed to be able to lose the weight that's why my name is "giving never a chance". I hope I am able to prove them wrong. lol You sound like a great and very supportive group. I hope with working along with you will make any improvement that much more exciting than doing it on my own. Good luck to everyone !!!!!!