I joined a few weeks ago and have finally taken the plunge to introduce myself.
You seem such an encouraging bunch of people and I definitely need motivating or I give up!!
I'm not one for joining slimming clubs but have managed to lose 17lbs in 2 months by cutting out the rubbish and snacks and generally eating less.
I've not budged in the last two weeks though, in fact I gained this week, so think that maybe I should be following some kind of plan??
I am 57 and need to lose around three and a half stone in total.
I was initially 188lbs and am now 171lbs but am only 5'2" so have a long way to go!
I've lost weight in the past but never keep it off and end up bigger than before, but my daughter gets married next year so I have an incentive to lose it and keep it off this time.
There is a family history of heart disease and I was recently prescribed statins as I have high cholesterol. But I don't like taking them and I previously found losing weight brought my cholesterol down to a normal level, so I am hoping it will do the same again.
My exercise consists of the occasional long walk and that's about it. I know I should be doing more, but gyms and classes are not really my thing......partly because I don't want to be the old fat one at the back struggling to keep up but also because I have a balance disorder
I was considering buying a treadmill so that I can hold on to the handles as I exercise. Does anyone else use one of these? Any suggestions as to what I should be looking for?
Sorry for the long post....hope to join in now I've broken the ice!