Newbie Oldie

Hi, I'm new here. I'm in the 65+ Age group and have spent most of my life trying to lose that elusive last 10lbs. Unfortunately, since retirement that 10lbs has become 30lbs!

I have been on thyroxine for over 40 years due to an under-active thyroid. The dose has been reduced over the years and I am currently on 0.75mg a day.

I am finding it increasingly difficult to lose weight these days, even though I do use MyFitnessPal and have a FitBit to encourage me to walk a bit more. I'm probably not being strict enough with myself.

I know only I can do this, but I'm hoping the motivational stories on here will give me the boost I need.


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5 Replies

  • Hi, and welcome to this very friendly forum. I'm 76 and like you found it increasingly difficult to lose weight after I retired. That was before I found this forum. I've now lost nearly 1.5 stone even though I set off to try for 7lb. With the support of the forum I nevereached the point where I wanted to give up even though progress was slow. Good luck!

  • Hi wa2un7 and well done on losing 1.5 stone. You have proved it can be done, even if it takes a little longer. I'm going to aim to lose 7lbs to start with and go from there. Thank you for motivating me.

  • Great! You've nothing to lose by trying. I went 5 weeks before I started to lose and it was the positive encouragement here which kept me on track. Even before the scales showed results my clothes etc were fitting more comfortably and I felt better so those results kept me going as well.😃

  • Quite a few of us "seniors" on here, you will be in similar company. We alI wish you good luck on your new health journey Fitterpatter

  • Thank you Elliebath.

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