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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sorus, 21 November 2009 Social URL.

  1. Sorus

    Sorus Going for it.

    I've been lurking here for a few days and thought it was about time I said hi.

    I've just started Slimming World after many months of non success with another diet. A diet that worked magnificently for me in the past but for various reasons doesn't seem to work now. Think my body just needs a jolt and maybe a bit of confusion.

    I gave up smoking nearly 2 years ago and injured my back earlier this year. The combination of the two has meant the weight has piled on. In that time I also met a wonderful man who is now my partner. I realised I was telling him how unhealthy it was to be that overweight and all the while I was gradually becoming that overweight myself! So... things had to be done.

    Have read lots of food diaries - they are very inspiring - and will be hoping to start a food diary myself.

    I am 49, live in Cornwall with teenage kids. One of them has cystic fibrosis which means he needs TONS of high calorie, high carbohydrate and fatty foods. It is a nightmare! I spend most of my life making crunchy roast potatoes...
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  3. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome Sorus to MiniMins!

    Congratulations on giving up smoking, two years is brilliant:happy096: that is one of the best things you can do for your own health and your family!

    I am eleven years non smoking in January:innocent0002: I found it very difficult but so very happy I never gave up trying...

    Crunchy roast potatoes:drool: they are very difficult to ignore:)

    Best of luck with SW...will your partner be joining you on your diet journey?

    Love Mini xxx
  4. Sorus

    Sorus Going for it.

    Hi Mini

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome. Yes it took me several hundred attempts to give up smoking before I finally managed it!

    Yes, my partner has also started on the Slimming World journey. We don't live together so if he cheats I won't know! But I know he's as determined as I am at the moment. I shall be making lots of 'free' soups I suspect, and sending him away with some.

    Good luck on your own weight loss journey. I've never tried Lipotrim. Another one for me to try if SW fails! But that's not very positive thinking. Of course it's going to!
  5. SamBraund

    SamBraund Member


    Hi my name is Sam. I am 37 yrs old and have been overweight for about 10 yrs overall, but I have yo-yo'd in that time
    I have had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome since my late twenties, so that does affect weight too
    I have decided to try to be brave and got to my first SW meeting this Monday coming.Eeeek! My hubby is coming for moral support more than anything
    For health and fertility reasons I have to lose 6 stone.
    I am pretty depressed by how far and how bad my weight has gotten. I don't even look like me anymore
    I am based in Leicester, and would love to get involved in the forum here, as I feel pretty isolated overall.
  6. IreneH

    IreneH Gold Member

    Hi and welcome. Well done on giving up smoking. Good luck to both of you on SW

    Irene xx
  7. Sorus

    Sorus Going for it.

    Hello Irene and thanks for the welcome!
  8. scottye87

    scottye87 Getting there....

    Hi Sorus, welcome, and I wish you the best of luck on your SW plan :)
  9. Esme

    Esme Gin and tonic please!

    Another Newbie!

    Hello everyone!

    I'm Esme, I'm 27 and I've been lurking around on here for a while now, and as I'm back on the SW challenge I need all the help I can get!
    A brief history: I joined initially back in July, lost 9.5lbs, then left for a few months due to illness, a holiday, my birthday - all the usual excuses! :angeldevil:
    Anyway I joined back two weeks ago (found out I had lost another pound - yay!), lost 4 and half pounds in my first week back, however at last nights group I sadly put on one and a half pounds - arrrrgh! Damn my best friend's birthday.. :grumble:
    Onwards and upwards, today I'm armed with a massive bag of fruit and veg, going to make myself walk that extra bit everyday, and that extra four-ish stone WILL be gone!

    I may even give up smoking too... but not today eh?

    Esme x
  10. cherrydrop

    cherrydrop Full Member

    Welcome, seems like we are all in the same boat here. I lost 8 stne with sliming world back on '98. Trouble is it's all back on now due to my (failed) attempts at giving up smoking, so big congrats to you for winning one of the battles lol
    Best of luck
  11. Bambii

    Bambii Member

    Welcome! xxx
  12. charlottegrace1

    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

    Welcome to all the newbies on here, hope you have a wonderfull time here and anything you want to know just shout, somebody will know the answer.
  13. LuWat

    LuWat New Member

    Hi everyone. I have started the slimming world diet a few days a go and have joined the forum to check that I am doing it right. I attempted iot before for an 8wk stretch and gained 6lbs then maintained my gain. I really have tried every diet under the sun and want this to work for me as Atkins and other such diets play havoc with my diabetes. My cousin has lost an amazing 7stone and her friend 5stone so I know it works. Was just wondering whether there was anyone who has experienced no weight loss at all on the plan?:cry:

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