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I'm a retired man, weighing 17½ stone. I've never been sporty, though tried to walk a lot. Osteoarthritis has slowed me down, too.

My last 'successful' slimming plan was 30 years ago, known as the "Airforce Diet" - one that is (and was) regarded with suspicion, yet it worked for me then. Weight has increased over recent years, and a family history of heart problems means I need to take weight-loss seriously.

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HI CaptAlan

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.



Thanks, Rose. It'll take me a while to get into this, but I will tackle it.

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If you need any help just shout out we are a friendly lot and you will find lots of support here from everyone.


I am curiously nosey, so do tell me to mind my own business. Army Chaplain?


Good luck to you on your journey.


Welcome to the forum, CaptAlan . What's the Airforce Diet???


Hi Alan.

Good morning. My very simple regime was to cut out the "white stuff". Bread, potatoes, pasta and rice. It took about 6 months to lose 2 stones but was gentle and easy to follow. Courgetti and cauliflower rice are great substitutes! However a few days at the Keswick Convention last week and the lure of the excellent chip shops there was a great temptation! All good fortune to you in your new regime. ( I don't do diets)


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