Cancer warrior ready to fight the weight

Cancer warrior ready to fight the weight

Me and my chocolate lab paddy at Christmas ... I was still being ill at the time 😷... I found out I had ovarian cancer may 2016 had op and chemo treatment and I am now classed as cancer free... trust me to get the cancer that makes you fat lol ... I want to lose about three stone and improve my mobility as I still find I tire easily ... so here goes my next battle starts today πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻


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  • Hi and welcome, Shelly :)

    Well done for beating cancer and taking the steps required to get back to the former you :)

    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 on any day except Monday, as that weigh-in is over-subscribed. 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 Shellygirl

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    Lovely photo and glad to hear you are now cancer free.

    Take a look at the Welcome Newbies post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

    Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

    Take your measurements at the start along with a photo so you can see the changes on the days when the scales don't move.

    We have daily weigh ins so why not come and join us. You can find the weigh in on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and state your starting weight and any loss/gain or maintain over the week.

    To get the best out of the forum be active, share experiences, tips and recipes. Read some of the posts in the Topic section, they can be motivating.

    Have a good first week.


  • Welcome to the group😊

    Here you will find the support and tools you need for successful weight loss.

    Take your time and do whatever you can, whenever you can. I am sure you will succeed as you have already gone through a tough battle and as you have conquered the big C then this should be easier for you.

    Take care and good luck on this journey


  • Thank you 😊

  • Hello and welcome Shellygirl 😊

  • Thank you 😊

  • I wish you every success with your weight loss

  • Thank you 😊

  • A lovely 😊 photo of you both. Good 😊 luck for your journey. Have a lovely weekend. George 56

  • Thank you and hope your weekend is relaxing and fun 😊

  • Well done for getting to this stage Shellygirl and welcome to the forum. I reckon that after what you have been through making the lifestyle change to healthy eating and weight loss will be one great big food adventure. Come on the forum regularly and join in the conversations. You will get lots of hints, tips and advice and will soon be one of the forum family.

    Good luck and take care

  • Thank you will do ... when I had cancer I could not eat much at all and still struggle at times but I'm determined to succeed 😊

  • And nothing succeeds like success Shellygirl mindset is an all important factor and it sound like you have that bit sorted.

    I like using a huge variety of foods, cooking from fresh ingredients and my mantra is if it isn't good for me it doesn't go in my mouth.

  • Great mantra !!

  • Love the photo Hun,

    Looking good,seems I'm part of this new group,will see what it entails tomorow,but sounds good!

    Wishing you all the best


  • Hi ... thanks was a pic I took trying to cheer myself up was a bit of a rough time ... not explored much as yet but determined to make it work for me ❀

  • You and your lab are beautiful xxx

  • Thank you I had more hair in my chin then head in this photo lol.... my hair has now grown back curly ... poker straight before oc 😳

  • I like curly x. Looking forward to getting to know you xxx

  • I'm getting used to it ... very strange blowed dried it the other day for first time in over a year and I looked like a poodle 😳

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