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I am looking forward to seeing what being part of this 12 week program can do for me. I am 55 with a host of health problems and I also seem to pick up any virus etc that’s going. I stopped smoking 3 months ago after 42 years of 20 - 30 per day. I have to admit it has been much easier than I ever expected it to be but I have put on a lot of weight which is doing nothing for my self confidence and more importantly the joints in my legs, I already have debilitating pain and problems with these and other areas of my body plus acute asthma so really do need to loose weight, I am not able to do much exercise,but I try as much as my conditions allow. I sound a real wreck on paper, lol, but I do not look or feel 55 so would now like a body and a level of fitness to match.

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What 12 week program?


Congratulations on stopping smoking! It might not feel like it now, but that's going to have a massive positive impact on your health over the long term.

As for the 12-week plan ... I'll withhold comment on that until after you've tried it :)

BungiecatRestart August 2020

Hi glad you came here just take baby steps start by making sure you find out your calorie allowance and stick to that within a week you will see a change in your weight Gail

lea57-49r3 stone

Welcome to this forum. One of the administrators will reply to you in the morning and give you a lot of really good information. As someone has already said, stopping smoking is the most important thing you could have done for your long-term health and as time goes by, you will feel the benefit of that. I wish you the very best on your weight-loss journey.


Hi and welcome, Allybi :)

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Ali_B621 stone

Hi Allybi and welcome! We'll done for quitting cigarettes! Now to the losing weight part and with your determination so high, I am sure you will do this! Looking forward to hearing of your future success. :-)


Brilliant job quitting smoking, you've done yourself the biggest favour :) :)

You'd be very welcome to join the Sunday Super Slimmers weigh-in Please take the time to respond to other posters as it's mutual support that makes it all work :)


I'm with you! I am 57 and terribly overweight. I want to be the person I know I can be! After reading through many of the posts, perhaps we can achieve these goals together! I am a firm believer that we should lift each other up ... good luck!

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