Just about to start my journey...eek!!

So just about to start. Went to GP and they couldn't really help. Decided to do something about my weight when I couldn't play football with my 5yr old son due to hip pain brought on by excess weight. Need to lose this weight for them as much as for me.

It will be a slog, but I'm hoping the support on here will help me through!

Good luck to all those on the weight loss journey, we can do it together!!!!


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  • Hi and welcome Andy :)

    Well done you for striking out alone, but rest assured that you're not alone any longer :)

    With our support and encouragement, you'll be out there playing footie with your son, in next to no time :)

    I'm giving you the link to our welcome newbies thread, which is full of useful tips to get you started


    The new thread for the challenge is


    We'd love for you to join us there and at the monday group weigh-in :)

    Wishing you all the best, Georgie Best! ;)

  • Good for you! I am starting mine on Sunday!!! I've would out that from Sunday it is 48 weeks until 1st January 2017! My aim is to lose 1 pound a week even though I need to lose about 110 pounds!!! It is going to be a long struggle but I have joined a gym (scary as I look like a Jelly Baby when I do start jumps!

  • Good luck.

  • Good luck - you have a great reason to do it.

    Take some nice long walks, reduce your portion size and cut out the snacking and you will see the results :)

  • Good luck you can't have your boy beating you at footie - not unless you let him of course.

  • Welcome to the group Andy and good luck, lots of great advice and encouragement on here :-)

  • Good luck Andy you've taken the first step by recognising that you want to do something. Not an easy journey for anyone but lots of support and advice here. Since I've joined I've had some great advice even to really basic questions so if in doubt shout and someone will know the answer or have great words of encouragement. Keep us posted on how you are doing :)

  • I've just started too, and it difficult but I think the hardest step is deciding to change and we've done that already!

    Good luck on your journey, I'm sure you'll do great!!

  • Welcome, you came to the right place for support, the people here are lovely! Good luck on your journey, you can do it!

  • Good luck, you will get loads of support from everyone, with hints and tips on food and exercise. A great bunch of people. 😄

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