Hi i'm Suzyshug

I've been dieting on and off for years but have never managed to maintain the loss. I'm an emotional eater too which doesn't help. I've now got to that stage again where I need to do something about it. I turned 50 last year and i'm suffering with pain in my knees and back and are struggling to get myself motivated. I've had enough of feeling low so have taken the big step to do something for myself.

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  • You've found the right place - they're a very supportive bunch, here (I say 'they' because I've never really introduced myself, having drifted over from the c25k forum!). I'm 56 and I cannot begin to do justice to just how much better my life is since I finally took my weight and fitness in hand. (Still got 1+ stone to go). Good luck - it's one heck of a ride but worth every ounce of effort!

  • I'm in the same boat,68,6th week,loss 13lbs,I'm working on changing my attitude to meal times,it's hard,,gradually I m doing better,very small portions,1400 cals a day,4-6pts fluid whilst awake,moderate exercise,1 swim,1 Zumba each week,my own yoga,good luck next week,walk out when you want, take control😊 G

  • Hi and welcome, Suzyshug :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you :)

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news :)

    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate :)

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too :)

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Hi Suzyshug. I'm G 56 I'm the same with my knees. I'm going to get the weight down slowly and get back to walking. Good luck with your day and enjoy your weekend. 🍀G

  • Thank you

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