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Hi everyone, my name is Sally. I have been obese ever since having my kids 28 years ago! I put on 7stone during pregnancy and then another two with my second. My highest weight has been 21stone. I did manage to lose 6 stone in 6months about 10 years ago basically through no sugar and being more active. Mind you I had just left my husband and felt like a new woman which I think had something to do with it.

However, I led an emotionally stressful life after that and the weight quickly went back on. Fast forward to 2008 and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. My activity levels have been rubbish until recently when I have joined a GP referral program of exercise and the Weigh Forward scheme where I see a dietitian each month. It has been so motivating. Finally I feel I have some support. I have learnt so much about nutrition over the years but am finding myself very confused and disillusioned at the moment trying to work out what I should and should not be eating. There is so much conflicting advice out there. I am trying to be more relaxed about it and just take it one day at a time. I have not lost any significant weight but I do feel much healthier and have a new mindset around eating and my emotional issues of the past. It has been a very long journey but I feel I am now on a new path which will eventually lead to success. I need to stay patient and keep looking after my body in the best way I can. I am trusting that my body will lose the excess weight when I have everything in balance. Mind and body that is.

It feels good to have this forum as a support and I look forward to sharing with everyone. Wishing everyone good health and happiness in their own journey. Let's see this as a good thing and not a battle.

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  • It's great that you are feeling more positive and more in control - that is where a healthy eating lifestyle begins; making that decision to stay in control. Look at the NHS 12 Week program as a launch pad into forming better eating habits. Take an interest in cooking high protein, low carb dishes, low fat and low sugar desserts etc.

    Investigate different types of activity that you can do - isometrics are good (pushing against a wall, using stretchy bands etc) and water based exercise if you have a pool nearby. See if your local Surgery offers any exercise groups perhaps. Walk as much as you can, and find some interesting hobbies to divert your mind from eating - adult colouring or knitting for example? Keep in touch and let us know how you get on?

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