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Hi Everybody, I have just joined. I am 62 yrs old. I have gone from a size 12 to a size 18 in less than 18 months. I have health conditions including a heart condition.I must lose weight,in spite of knowing how dangerous being overweight is ,I have not been able to get in the right mindset. I am hoping joining this group will help me to do so. Looking forward to a new beginning.

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Hi, I joined this week too. I am 63 years old and also gave health problems that would be much improved if I could loose about 3stone.

I hope we both have a great first week.

Youve took the first step and joining this forum is helping me!

I started eating breakfast which for me was a massive issue and i miss it now if i dont have it. I have picked up some great ideas for new meals and snacks and everyone is helpful and non judgemental here so youll have lots of support!


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Hi and I hope both you and SoSueMe find what you need here.

I am a little older, also have multiple health conditions and wanted some support while I tackled a weight loss programme after getting diagnosed with diabetes a few weeks ago. So far so good!

I am doing low carb to control diabetes without drugs, which is working very well. I've also lost a load of weight in spite of not being able to exercise.

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Hello Hidden and a very warm welcome 😊

Well done on taking that first step, and also for identifyiing the importance of the right mindset. Like you, I had a real scare, health wise, and realised that no food was worth feeling so afraid, that nothings tastes as good as healthy feels 😊

We recomend having a sensible target, 1-2lbs per week. Having enough to eat is vital, if you are following the NHS 12 Week plan then the 1400 calorie target suggested is a just generic amount, so check your calorie target on the BMI checker, it’s often higher than you think.

Please take a look at the Welcome Newbie Post here for advice about how they forum works and all the things we have on offer. healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Also try to come onto the forum regularly, daily if you can, reading posts and replying to others. Being part of a community is proven to help weight loss. Why not join our daily chat thread ‘What’s Happening Today? And tell us all a little about your day.

For your own privacy and safety online we suggest that you lock your posts by selecting ‘followers in my community’ when you write a new post. Please read our security post here. healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Best wishes and have a great first week

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Hi and welcome Hidden

I started my weight loss journey at 14 stone - 6 years ago. I am just 4ft 9" tall and so was classed clinically obese.

I was 49 years old and had been trying to lose weight all of my life since the age of 9. I have a disability which makes exercise difficult (I am very sedentary and use a wheelchair outside of the house).

The one thing that I realised very early on in my journey was that I was just eating FAR TOO MUCH! I was a short, middle aged, sedentary female and I was eating the same as 5ft 9" active man (my now husband!). No wonder I was piling on the weight!

I started my journey at the end of February 2012, and managed to lose 4.5 stone in 2 and a half years through calorie counting and logging/weighing all of my food.

Then re-gained some, lost some again and have now managed to more or luess maintain for the past 6 months at around 10 stone. Still considered "over weight".

Ideally I would love to drop another stone to 9 stone and maintain there.

Here are a few of my past posts which I hope you will find helpful and inspiring. I won't try and tell you that my journey was easy - and you'll see that there were many blips along the way, but 5 years down the line, I feel about 20 years younger than I did when I was lugging around 4 stone more.

Please do pop back to the forums and share your journey with us - we are here for you, day and night and happy to share your success or support you when you need it.





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Hi Pineapple,thank you for your helpful reply and the links. I am sure I eat much too much, I fight to get it under control even though when I do I am happier. Its getting the right mindset.

I want a long life and to see my grandchildren grow up,you would think that would be enough,I don't understand my self sabotage. I am hoping being part of a group will help.

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Hi and welcome :)

Take your time reading the Welcome Newbie link IndigoBlue61 has given you, then you'll be able to find your way around and get fully involved :)

Hi woolfelt, I am 61 and joined the forum last week (still finding my way around). I need to lose 3 stone. I've just started my 3rd week with the NHS 12 week program & have lost 5lbs. Like you I have struggled over the last few years to get into the right mindset, even though I could list so many reasons for wanting to lose the weight & get fit. Here's hoping this group will help us to stay motivated & achieve our aims.

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Sound like a good start ! Glad to have another newbie alongside.

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