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I am 51 and have worked out I need to lose 5 stone! At my lightest I was 10' 6, and had quite an active job which was only about 4 years ago. I fractured my pelvis about 2 years ago so had to be inactive for a long time whilst healing. Weight has crept on and now needs to go! Any help would be much appreciated.

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Great to have you join us cactus67

Welcome and enjoy the forum...

A fractured pelvis sounds very painful and restrictive... I hope your stronger and healed up now, I know you will be supported here.. this forum is like no other!

Please check with your health professional regarding your actions to lose weight and get their support locally to compliment this wonderful forum...

I'd like to invite you to read our Newbie Post - which is what I call the sat-nav to the benefits of the forum, here's the link:


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Cheering you on to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉


Hello cactus67 and welcome :)

You've said the big number, now put that to the back of your mind and set mini goals, maybe 7 lbs at a time. Some of us have spent decades building up the weight so I'm sure you'll be able to crack it.

Set yourself a plan (the NHS 12 week plan has worked well for many of us), get the right calorie range from the NHS BMI calculator and come here as often as you can; treat yourself to 10-15 mins each day, read what people are posting, join in give people positive messages and they'll do the same for you, it all runs on mutual support :)

Follow the link Minniewinny has given you and join a weigh-in - you'll be part of a regular team to get - and give, that's important too - support along the way. Here's the link for the Monday weigh in healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... Read the opening post and please give a boost to some of the other posters :)

Good luck :)

sera34 stone

Making the decision to lose weight is major, i was at that point 18mnths ago and so glad I joined slimming world and have lost 3st9lbs so far

So keep going and keep to your plan you can do it.

MrsStopRestart June 2019

Hi cactus

Just wanted to say hello and wish you luck! I’m 55 and have lost 20lbs so far. I’m still learning and still have a lot more to lose! But I feel better!!

Good luck and I look forward to reading your posts

TwiggynotHealthy BMI

Nice to meet you, cactus. I am absolutely certain you will receive all the support you need here. I am in my 60s and stumbled on this site a few weeks ago having started to try to lose weight in June. The thing that is so powerfully motivating for me is the weekly weigh in. You can chose your day of the week. I don’t have time, patience or interest in planning my food ahead but I realise that a lot of people find this works well for them. That said, I have still lost 1 1/2 stone and am feeling dead chuffed but still have another 1 to 1 and 1/2 stone to go.

sera34 stone
in reply to Twiggynot

Very well done thats brilliant .

RedspotRestart March 2020

This site is brilliant!

The linked NHS site will give you guidelines.....calories, healthy eating and exercise are key.

Enjoy the food,enjoy the exercise ,

Enjoy your life!

It will move if you do....

in reply to Redspot

Thank you for your message! Wish it came off as quick as what it went on!!

Ali_B621 stone

Hi cactus, welcome here and I just wanted to say take it slowly, the weight is bound to melt away little by little. :-)

in reply to Ali_B62

Thank you for your message!

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