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Hi I've just joined. I've recently walked away from a 30 year relationship due to emotional abuse. I have a few long term health problems and I'm overweight. I want the old confident, slimmer me back, so have decided to take steps to make it happen. I hope to connect and make friends with others who have decided to do the same. I look forward to hearing from you and encouraging each other x


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  • welcome to the forum and well done you! After 30 years that takes courage no matter what the circumstances and I congratulate you on taking that step and escaping. Good luck with your "journey" and I wish you every success and happiness in the future.💐💕💐

  • Thank you, I really appreciate your message ☺

  • Welcome aboard. I wish you luck with your weight loss. This is your time to shine. Hello to the new you.

  • Thank you for your encouragement, I appreciate it x

  • Welcome to the group The Ducky and well done for taking control of your life. The 12 week plan is a great start to help you achieving a healthier lifestyle and once the weight starts to come off of you then I am sure you will start to feel the health benefits too. There are some great people oh this forum and I am sure you will get all of the help and encouragement you will need. Happy New Year x :-) John

  • Thank you John, I'm looking forward to moving forward and having a new me ☺

  • If you can walk away after 30 years then you are now free and you can do anything you want. You will regain all the old you because you want to make it happen. Well done for making the first steps.

  • Thank you muchly, I'm looking forward to a new year and the changes. This year has been terrible. ......onwards & upwards x

  • Thank you, I'm looking forward to moving upwards x

  • Hello and welcome Theducky 😊

    You have made some big decisions and I hope this forum can help you improve your diet and fitness 😊

    Please ask if you have any questions, we are a very friendly group 😊

  • Thank you, I'm looking forward to my changes 😊

  • I am so delighted you are in charge of your life again. I know for me being in control of what I eat and caring for myself by eating lovely healthy food and excercising my body is a huge confidence booster! Every good wish, you have taken a brave step forward and I know everyone will give you lots of support!

  • Thank you so much. It's been a hard road and a massive decision especially with having all the lads still at home, wish Id of do it years ago, but time to look forward not back ☺

  • hello and welcome to the forum.. you have taken a massive step already and you are in control now... you will find lots of support on this forum as we are a friendly bunch ! Good luck x

  • I'm looking forward to my changes , thank you for your message ☺

  • You are clearly a really strong person as you've shown by being able to make the decision to leave that relationship. Now you'll use that strength to make changes to what you're eating. Look forward to those lbs dropping off!

  • Ducky it's not onwards and upwards. It's onwards and downwards with the weight loss x

  • Good luck Theducky, this is a good time to start, onwards and upwards for your life, onwards and downwards for your weight. There are many wonderful and kind people on here who help with other problems as well as weight. We are very lucky to have this forum with the feeling that someone cares even if you don't know them personally.

    Happy New Year to all our caring friends xxx

  • hello and welcome to the forum may i start with saying well done on you walking away from a emotional abusive relationship after all them years i know its very hard i myself was in one for 10 years i am wanting to lose 15stone so im here for the long run and im happy to support you on the way X

  • Thank you so much for the offer of support, I'm looking forward to getting healthier, losing weight and feeling good ☺

  • Wow what a lovely welcome ☺ I look forward to keeping in touch with everybody, thank you so much x

  • Hi there, I went through the same for 16 years, and 2 and half years ago decided i deserved a lot better. Since then i'm so much happier, my skin was bad due to stress at that time but has all cleared up and I am generally lot healthier. I do need to loose some weight too which I am now doing, you can do it too, you have made the first step already :) Good luck though. x

  • Hi Anita43

    Thank you for your reply ☺. I'm hoping to start getting on the right track, it's knocked my confidence & self esteem a lot but I'm determined to try and get a bit of my old self back. I wish you well too, hopefully we can support each other and others who are or have been in similar situations ☺ thanks again x

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