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Time to do battle with my weight!

Hi, I'm new here! I actually came onto the Nhs website to find out my B.M.I. (Body Mass Index) I am reading Dr. Michael Moseley's excellent book 'The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet' as I'd been told by my surgery, after my last wrinklie's M.O.T. that my blood sugar was on the high side. Gulp. Fortunately a follow-up test showed a slight reduction so I'm off the hook for now. Scary enough for me to want to do something to reverse any tendency to slide towards the dreaded Type 2 Diabetes. By the way, my B.M.I. was 28.2 and i'm about 1 1/2 stone overweight. (More gulps).

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Hi and welcome battlethebulge

Take a look at the Pinned Posts section, to the right of your screen (bottom, if you're using a mobile) and have a look at the Welcome Newbies thread.

Look at the Topics section beneath that, for posts that could answer any questions you may have. Consider joining any, or all, of our challenges, as they're fun and motivating.

Join us for one of the Group weigh-in. The latest weigh-in thread can always be found in the Events section, to the right (bottom) of the home page.

Be active on the forum, as that's where we exchange ideas and get our daily dose of motivation and inspiration and don't be afraid to ask for assistance, if you need it

Wishing you all the best as you start on your journey to health and happiness

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Good luck. Is the diet easy to use?


Weight loss is the simplest and yet hardest thing in the world. Eat less / Move more. I had to get myself in the right psychological place. At the beginning of 2016 I was 2 stone above my ideal weight and thought I could deal with it. But a year later I was another 1 and a half stone heavier. I was overwhelmed by the scale of the problem but dug deep. I read a really helpful book Overcoming Weight Problems and knew I had to tackle the emotional side of overeating and drinking. I sat down and wrote out the possible scenarios if in 5 years time I had reached a healthier weight or not. I realised my health was at risk and things I enjoy in life would be more difficult. I then wrote a realistic weight loss plan which I can refer to when I wobble. Basically I am keeping to 1400 calories a day and using my Fitbit to monitor activity. So far I have lost 14 lbs in 6 weeks. I am telling myself I am choosing to look after my health rather than thinking of it as a diet. Because alcohol was a problem I have chosen to cut it out and I am cutting down on sugar.

Good luck.Daisy


I totally empathise and have to say you are at the right place to get to that healthy BMI. The possibility of Type 2 Diabetes was the reason I first decided to lose weight a few years ago and I did very well until the end of last year when my weight shot up so that I was over a stone overweight. The good news is that it comes off in small amounts and stays off if you can get the mindset right.....Eat less and move more is the mantra and keep coming onto the site for inspiration and motivation. What can I say - it's working for me and a whole lot of other people on this forum and everyone helps each other. Good luck and have a great week. xx

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