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I don't want to be apple shaped


I stumbled across this site today, I've never seen it before, but what a brilliant idea.

I need to lose about 6-7 stone. I've been gaining weight since my first daughter was born 10 years ago, adding some more when the second was born. But I began to expand even more rapidly 3 years ago. I joined Lighter Life and lost over 4 stone, then put it back on within a year. This year I started a diet in January and managed to gain a stone before I finally got diagnosed as hypothyroid in April. It's not the only reason I was gaining weight as I am a serious over eater, but it was accelerating it and making me feel very low and tired, which, of course made me eat even more.

But 2 months on and I am feeling so much better, really positive and ready to try and shift this tummy (I am the dreaded apple shape, like one of those big gym balls but with legs and a moon face, even Trinny and Susannah can't make this shape look good).

I have tried lots of diets, slimming world, weight watchers, lighter life, Atkins and the cambridge diet. Although Lighter Life worked brilliantly for me first time around, I find I just can't face it again. I've had 2-3 goes since and I've had to accept that it's not going to happen. So I really want to try something new so that I can get enthusiastic about it. I am quite interested in either diet chef or Sure Slim and I would really love to hear from anybody who has tried either of those and can tell me a bit about them. I'd also love to hear from anyone who is hypothyroid to find out what has worked well for them, and of course from anyone else at all because it's lovely to realise that I'm not alone.

I really do want to do this as I have been wasting the last 3 years of my life hiding away and I've had enough. I've got so much to be thankful for. My husband loves me however big I get, I've got 2 lovely girls and now I'm getting my health back. Now the last bit is up to me.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Jo x
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S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
Hi Jo and welcome .... take a look around the site, plenty of diets to read up about.

Have you looked at low Gi??? I think tescos.com online diet is low Gi.

Anyway - enjoy the site and give us a shout if we can help!


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Hi Jo and :welcome: to minis. Look around the site and see what advice is given about different diets. Plenty of support here. Good luck x


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S: 18st3lb C: 16st3.5lb G: 10st5lb Loss: 1st13.5lb(10.78%)
hiya hope you enjoy the support the site offers good luck on whateverr diet you decide suits you


I know I can do it...
Hi Jo - you're right, this is a great site - encouraging, supportive and with the majority in the same boat know exactly where you are coming from.

I have no experience of the diets you mentioned. I'm doing my own thing and have a similar amount of weight to move as you do. Good luck with your diet journey:)

Thanks so much for replying.

Starlight, what a fabulous weightloss you are amazing.

Samantha, I think that like you I will try and do my own thing and yes we do have similar amounts to shift. Perhaps we can keep each other motivated.

I'm going to start tomorrow. I would have started this week but it was my week for getting the munchies and I don't want to fall at the first hurdle.

Gem, I like your idea of short term goals rather than just one big scary target.

Thanks for all the warm wishes

Jo x


I know I can do it...
Samantha, I think that like you I will try and do my own thing and yes we do have similar amounts to shift. Perhaps we can keep each other motivated.
Definitely. Support is what will get us through it:) (Call me Sam, Samantha is a bit formal).

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