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Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 04:50
Hi, I'm 61 and full time employed in quite a demanding job in a very demanding sector (Education). I've been trying to lose weight all of my adult life but have actually gained. Recently I gained six pounds since 27th April. Over the years I have cut down on just about everything. I rarely eat biscuits or cake. I cut down on the cheese and crackers. Recently I have cut out the wine altogether and still I gain. I have been sticking (when I'm on plan) to a 1200 a day diet for about 30 years. I looks like I have finished my menopause so get to sleep better and I am starting to feel the effects of arthritis in my joints. Part of me would like to give up, but I can't, because whenever I catch a glimpse of myself I am so disappointed at the way that I look (vain I know). I don't have to be thin, just not this fat. Anyway, sorry to waffle. I have started on plan again today and hope to get down to that elusive 9 stone 7 lbs eventually. First target reach 12 stones by September so losing 12 lbs. Any support you can give will be very welcome.


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Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 17:43
You might want to try and weigh all things you eat to count calories more accurately. 1200 a day is really low, I think you might be underestimating some of what you're eating.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 14:10
not counting properly ,

btw the old demanding job is an excuse used by so many people, your body doesn't care how busy or important you think you and your job are it just responds to what you do to it ………… truly is the great leveller
Mom of...

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Posted: 29 Aug 2019, 05:04
Arthritis stinks. All the people in my life who keep moving say that the pain is less the more you move. My mother in law is my inspiration. At 78, she walks daily. Just keep moving she tells me when sciatica pain gets me. Just keep moving says the chiropractor. Both mom and chiro have arthritis. Taking their advice I move when I hurt. I lose weight when I move. My mood improves, my pain decreases. It’s amazing how it works.
Congrats on your diet improvements. Wishing you all the best!
Don’t give up. You are doing the right things.

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Posted: 08 Sep 2019, 11:45
You can do it - don't give up! The key for me is to relentlessly weigh and measure everything I put in my mouth. And log it completely honestly. And bulk up all my meals with lots of veggies.

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Posted: 07 Oct 2019, 18:31
How are you doing?

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