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I am 72 years old suffer with thyroid, have had several large cancers removed, meneires, and lots of arthritis. consequently i have so much pain can only walk for short distances , but I can ride the bike a little more. I am 5.7 inches, but weigh 92ks, so need to lose lots to try and help my knees ect. have cut down eating by half for last 3 weeks but not lost a thing.

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Hi and welcome tomvic so sorry to hear about your cancers and arthritis :)

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and 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 😊

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker nhs.uk/tools/pages/healthyw... to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for 😊

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 😊

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page 😊 We also have a daily diary section which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's :)

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you may have a 'Newbie' badge. If you have any questions or would like a Newbie badge please just ask 😊

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 😊


thank you

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Morning tomvic

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your 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.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

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

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

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

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.



Hi tomvic when I first joined here I wasn't eating much and was also not losing much weight. I found out on here that by not eating somewhere between the right amount of calories advised by the NHS bmi calculator to lose weight for yourself you don't lose weight because your body thinks you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat instead and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does. Sometimes you can also put weight on with this as well. Please make sure you don't also make this mistake and check your bmi calculator to make sure you are eating enough calories and also check it every now and then as the amount changes as you lose weight. Good luck with your journey.

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