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Need a diet buddy

Hi I'm from Edinburgh

I've been diagnosed with lupus ad syjornes syndrome n fibro to a degree I have piled on weight and am needing support as this is my first ever diet to loose weight mobility can be a big issue have put weight on around my middle getting breathless n very tired when doing anything is anyone there in same position I'm 13.3 st n need to shift 2 st for my health sake

So anyone near me would be great to hear from you

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Hi and welcome, Molly :)

There's a community that may be able to help with specific health related issues


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 :)

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We can all be diet buddies on here - doesn't matter where you live! Welcome


Lots of buddies to be made on here with lots of advice.


And support for when the fridge calls your name!


Welcome to the forum from another Scottish Molly just 35 miles or so from you. I had the skin form of lupus i.e. Discoid lupus but was fortunate that it never became systemic. Like you I was unable to exercise to any great degree as I have breathing problems which lead to mobility issues. However I managed to lose one and a half stone simply by counting calories. It didn't happen overnight, it started very slowly but after a few weeks I lost steadily. The support from this forum was one of the main factors in my sticking to it when it took a few weeks for any losses to show on the scales. Good luck with your own efforts. You can do it and if you ever feel down just come on here and you will always find a listening ear.🤗


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