I joined a few days ago, have been having a look about and think it's time I introduced myself! A friend of mine, who has lost over 8st, recommended Health Unlocked as a great place to find advice, support and encouragement.
A little about me; I'm 50 years old, newly (since January) mostly vegan and determined to get fit and healthy. My current weight is 18st 6lb (my starting weight last week was 18st 7lb), my BMI is 38.2 (obese). The NHS site tells me my healthy weight range is 8st 13lb - 12st 2lb, I'm 5ft 9" and not in the "destined to be petite" category so I currently think I will be aiming for the upper end of that weight range. The site recommends a daily calorie intake between 1908 and 2453, I currently aim for 1900 ish, a bit more if I exercise.
I have something of a journey ahead of me but I am committed to getting fit and healthy and doing it in a positive way, making lifestyle changes I can sustain.