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Hey guys.

I started my health & Fitness journey Jan 01. 2016. I have an autoimmune disorder ( body is rejecting my liver), that requires Mercaptopurine to keep it under control. Being a chemo drug, it plays havoc with everything else. I was diagnosed in 2010, and its taken this long to get it under control. After a few doses of prednisone my weight ballooned and I struggled to shift it.

Last year I made the choice to work at it, my illness would no longer control me. With a little research online and taking a level 3 fitness course I have managed to drop 2.6 stone. 16kg. I feel great and have more energy than before diagnosis.

My ultimate Aim is to reduce my daily dose of meds, play with my two young boys in the Park, and extend my life.

My aim for joining this forum is to potentially find other like minded people, Working out supporting each other etc on our health and fitness journeys.

Best of luck to you all in achieving your goals. here is to a great 2017.

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  • Welcome ianthompson77 . Well done for taking control and doing something about your weight despite the difficulties of a health problem. There's lots of information in the pinned section of the site and I've found the forum really helpful and supportive. Wishing you good luck with your weight loss and a great 2017.

  • Hi ianthompson77 :)

    Welcome to the forum and well done for losing so much weight already, especially with everything else you have going on - that's an amazing achievement. You should be mega proud of yourself! ;)

    This forum is great as a support network and I hope it works for you as it has for so many others. :)

    Good luck for further weight loss and better health. :D

    Sazkia

  • Welcome Ianthompson77

    Sounds like you've had a tough time and faced a life-changing situation.

    Very well done on finding the strength to make your life better.

    Lots of supportive people here to share your journey and bring some light relief when needed most.

    We have a common bond - to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight and I hope you continue to lose and stay well.

    Jopo

  • My goodness, ianthompson77 , you have clearly already been on quite a journey, and whatever you have been doing diet-wise, it seems to have worked for you in combination with your fitness training. Welcome and congratulations on what you have achieved so far and I wish you all the luck with your continuing journey in 2017.

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