Just Saying Hi

I'm Deb, a 32 year old mum to one and a wife to a sci-fi nerd.

I'm here because I need to lose weight for fertility reasons (dr's orders!) and I have failed time and time again to lose weight on my own so I'm hoping that I'll be motivated by your posts, successes and suggestions as I also really do want to lose weight to be a happier, healthier and more confident person.

So I'm weighing in at 236.2lbs and after using the NHS BMI calculator I'm aiming for a total loss of 100lbs as that sticks me in the middle of where it says I should be. I've taken my measurements, set up a calorie counting spreadsheet and I've set mini goals for myself so I feel like I'm good to go.

I'm looking forward to being a part of your community :)

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  • Hi Deb,

    Welcome! I'm glad you've already joined us for the Monday group weigh-in, and I hope you have a really great week. You're all prepared with your spreadsheet etc, very impressive. Good luck!

    Lowcal :-)

  • Hello and welcome 😊 I am also married to a sci-fi nerd but they do come in useful sometimes!!! Lol 😂

    Good luck in your weight loss journey. If you get chance have a look at moreless inspirational post about her journey over the last year 😊

  • Thanks very much :) I've been having a browse around and I have had a look through some of moreless' posts (loving the poem!) but will need to catch up properly later on. It's amazing to see so many people being there for each other, I wish I'd have found this site earlier!

  • Good luck, you can do it! I was in a similar position about 6 years ago.. Had to get my BMI under 30 for fertility treatment and it was a great motivator for me. I lost over 2 stone and had a wonderful baby boy via IVF who is 5 years old now 😄. Wishing you all the best for your journey...

  • Thanks and congratulations on your weight loss and your little boy! I found it to be a massive motivator at the start but then the specialist I was sent to was really negative and she knocked my confidence loads but I'm here and starting again :) All the best to you too!

  • Aw don't let them knock you down! My chances were slim with my weight and age but we got there!! Unfortunately I put all the weight back on trying for baby no 2 naturally again and off my meds and taking steroids (only pain relief I could have). We couldn't afford more IVF and I was becoming depressed from all the pain and disability I was experiencing and comfort eating, so I eventually stopped trying, gave up my IT job I had and took on something different to change my focus... went to Uni instead to study for a degree. Now I'm back on my meds feeling better and on the weight loss journey but for just me this time. Keep going it is a roller coaster on your emotions but it helps to share if you ever want to say hi feel free....

  • I've often thought about going back to get some more qualifications but I've always been nervous to do it and I don't think I know exactly what I want from it either.

    I've clicked to follow you (hope you don't mind!) so will be sure to pop up and say hi every now and again :)

  • To be honest I didn't either and still don't! I just knew I needed another direction. I've always loved sport but can't always commit to that now with my RA so I chose my next favourite subject of nutrition. But if I can't sort myself out how can I expect to help others! So I have two years to really try to sort my weight once and for all... No pressure right Lol.

    Great, keep in touch we can help each other through our journeys 😄

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