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Hi everyone

Starting a weight loss journey (again) 🤨. Been overweight for far too long and have already lost almost 2 stone earlier this year and haven’t put it back on. I still have a way to go (probably another 3 stone) to get to a ‘normal’ weight.

I’ve been inspired this week with the research on how losing weight has reversed Type 2 diabetes. I’m Type 2 so this has really resonated with me. Decision made - I’m going for it. I don’t want to be taking a handful of tablets every morning. I also have arthritis in my hands and feet which limit the type of exercise I can do (I ain’t no gym bunny 🤪) and I have recently started Pilates and seated Yoga classes which are great fun.

On a personal note - I will be 62 in a couple of weeks and am still working full time. I divorced 9 years ago and now live with my 2 Singapura cats in Central Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Life can be busy but hey ho - you only get one chance at it - so no more huffing and puffing while moving around!!

Looking forward to working with you all - hearing your stories (and great weight losses) while we walk this weight loss road together. 🤗

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Welcome to this wonderful forum EileenW and huge congratulations on losing 2 stone. We are on a similar journey, I am 61, live in Central Scotland and have arthritis in my hands, feet and knees which are the worst. The only excercise I do at the moment is walk and occasionally swim. Some of the members on here have reversed their type 2 diabetes so you will get lots of support here. I have lost 1.5 stone calorie counting and following the 12week NHS Healthy Eating plan and have another 4.5stone to lose. I have yoyo dieted all my life but have now found a healthy eating plan I can maintain. You will get lots of advice, help, support and encouragement on here. This forum has changed my life for the better Wishing you well on your journey.😊

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Thanks Kazzi. Look forward to this.

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Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum EileenW

Well done on your weight loss so far, and keeping it off which isn't easy 😊

I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice. Here's the link


You'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum in the header and a link to the 12 week plan, so please take the time to read it carefully.

Wishing you all the best


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Just adding my welcome to the others, EileenW .

You've done great to lose nearly 2 stones already, so you've obviously got the drive and commitment. If you get involved in the forum, you'll get lots of support and ideas. All the best :)


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