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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jefa, 28 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. jefa

    jefa Member

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    11st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(8.49%)
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting
    Hi, folks. I have been lurking here for awhile but there are so many features that need a higher posting level to access I decided to take the plunge.

    I have been overweight for some time but health issues have really added on the pounds over the past couple of years. After a recent GI appointment, I happened to spot the bright red banner with the words 'severely obese' at the top of one of my endoscopy reports. This got my attention and I decided to take the bull by the horns and do something about this extra weight.

    I don't expect to reach my goal weight any time soon and should probably make one with a shorter term so that I can feel good about reaching it, but at the moment I am aiming for 1-2 lbs a week. Over the years I have never had any trouble knocking off a few pounds, but it always came back. This time I aim to keep it off, so I am concentrating on changing habits and reassessing my relationship with food.

    I am on several prescription meds which have added pounds and am struggling with an autoimmune thing that causes pain and fatigue which makes activity a bit difficult.

    Anyway, I am here and continuing to read all of your inspiring words. I am currently enrolled in a session of the Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management programme which started about a month ago, but I have been dieting on my own seriously for about 5 months.
     
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  3. IreneH

    IreneH Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome. Who runs the Weight Management programme?

    Irene xx
     
  4. Steph1989

    Steph1989 Full Member

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    1st7lb(12.88%)
    Diet:
    Healthy eating!
    Welcome :)
     
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