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.