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daphnet

I have just joined. I am 81 and not very mobile having suffered a couple of strokes two years ago and then a fall a year ago. I had physiotherapy which got my speech back and made my writing just about legible. After my fall I lost my confidence and realise my balance is appalling. I "furniture walk" round the house and use two sticks or a rollator when out and go to balance exercises every week. I have painful arthritis in my wrists and ankles and a painful knee that is very mis-shapen. Luckily I can still drive. I need to lose 3 stone (but 1 would be nice!). Miracles may happen!

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Good luck daphnet on your weight loss journey

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Hi daphnet,

Wishing you success with all your goals, and I hope you enjoy being part of this forum. It's a friendly place, and hopefully you'll find it helpful on your weight loss journey.

Zest :-)

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Hello daphnet and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

You don't need a miracle, just a bit of know-how and support 😊

Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

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 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, as well as a new Daily Diary, if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page. And if you just want to chat, to say hello or share any news or struggles then look out for What's Happening Today thread.

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

Best wishes

Anna

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Well what spirit Daphnet :) Good luck on your journey and I hope you have plenty of support x

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obviously exercise may be a bit of a problem but that only a smal portion for weight loss- eating healthily and within your allowance is what is important. have you decided how you are going to go about it?

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Good luck Daphnet on your journey which we will be with you too.X

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Welcome to the forum, the more you read and join in the more tips and ideas you get from different ones that might suit you.

Wishing you success to your goals 🎉🎉🎉

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Inspired by you!!!! You can do it. I'm really proud of you for still driving. I'm in my forties and I'm about done. Good luck to you.

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Wishing you all the best with your weight loss journey daphnet :)

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Welcome aboard Daphnet let the weight loss begin. Onwards and downwards (weight wise) is the battle cry. Seriously I wish you every success I am sure you can do this maybe the doc could suggest some chair exercises?

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