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New beginnings

Hello, my name is Kay I am a 51 year old diabetic with an under active thyroid!!! Needless to say I am over weight, and loosing weight is hard, but today is the first day of a 'new beginning' for me, I have just attended a diabetic awareness course today and had one or two shocks or should I say wake up calls!! Hence my 'new beginning'........I am determined to lose my excess weight and lead a more healthy lifestyle. So here goes ........

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Hi and welcome, motherbear :)

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 and welcome, you have found the most fantastic, helpful, encouraging place, everyone is more than happy to answer questions, give tips and offer advice.

Sometimes it's the wake up call that can make all the difference, good luck with your journey xx


Thank you so much, how lovely of you to reply. Feeling really positive xx

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Hi motherbear I am a Type 1 diabetic with an under active thyroid too! Weight loss is definitely achievable 😉 with a bit of delicate balancing 🌷


Thanks Folliegirl, don't want to use thyroid as an excuse (anymore!!) will lose weight, that's a promise, will post my progress 🐻🐻🐻

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