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NewMe20232023 January
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I've gained 40 pounds / 3 stone in about 2 years or so. I have thyroid disease, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, Ehlers Danlos and have a lot of trouble recovering from chronic injuries. Now that I'm in my 40s I'm stiff and in pain. The weight gain has really impacted my self esteem and my sex life with my husband - even though I am not a vain, superficial person and am body positive. I don't have much hope for losing weight because everything I try doesn't seem to work but I am feeling determined to really go for it this year. I think I am becoming prediabetic and I'm scared. I don't want to die young like my parent did.

This is my first time in an online community like this. Most of my friends and family are lean and don't have health issues. I live in a part of the world where most people are quite thin. No one gets it. It's lonely out here!

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TheTabbyCat profile image

Hi NewMe2023 and welcome to this amazing forum. I suggest you spend some time clicking about to find your way around. It's easier if you have a lap-top as there are several threads.

Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts,

I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

Here are a couple of ideas you may be interested in

Good luck I hope to "see " you around.

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Lytham3 stone

Hello and welcome, never feel lonely when we are all here !

Would you like to join us on our Easter challenge? Here's the link, hope to see you there! X

BridgeGirl profile image

Welcome, NewMe :)

With pre-diabetes, there is loads of information and you can be confident that it is a condition that can be reversed. Diabetes/pre-diabetes is a condition of carbohydrate metabolism, so that's your way in to making changes.

Here's a starter from the wonderful Dr David Unwin If you Google him, you'll be able to read about his success with helping patients reverse Type 2 diabetes: I hope that will encourage you.

Then spend a bit of time going through the videos and articles here

Here's to a positive 2023 :)

moreless profile image

Hi and welcome, NewMe2023 :)

If your hypothyroidism isn't being optimally treated, then that will impact on all of your health issues, not just your weight, so I would advise you to also join the Thyroid UK forum for guidance

Wishing you all the best :)

Momo53 profile image

Hi, Newme2023,You are in the right place for encouragement. I have an underactive thyroid so I know how hard it is to loose weight. I have done it before and will do it this time and so will you, so stick at it.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Momo53

Hi, I hope you'll introduce yourself to the Thyroid UK forum, too. See the link that moreless has given, above

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NewMe20232023 January in reply to Momo53

Thank you! Ya, my thyroid is properly medicated and my numbers look good but I have nodules and a goiter and Hashimoto's so I think that - medicated or not - this is impacting my ability to lose weight. Thanks for the well wishes. You too!

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