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Sep 1st '15, 13:11 PM  
Ess Jay
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Swindon
Posts: 61

Hi all

I'm a 46 years old, tall and (in myopinion) very over weight, I get told all the time that I 'carry it well'...... rubbish!!! Lol

Over the years my health has detiriorated in different ways, I have an underactive thyroid, I'm B12 deficiant and I suffer from chronic IBS...... Falling apart

I've just started the Juice plus diet for a couple of reasons, it's gluten free, I find that avoiding foods which contain flour reduces my IBS (pasta is the worst), plus I work shifts so the shakes (once I get to that stage) will make it so much easier.

I'm not a very organised person so planning meals is my biggest problem.

I'm hoping that by joining this site I can get motivation and inspiration to reach my goal.

I've already started a journal.

Thank you in advance for any support xxx
Sep 2nd '15, 08:21 AM  
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 480

Hi, welcome to Social Slimmers.
Sep 2nd '15, 08:27 AM  
SoSlim Star
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,797

Hi and welcome

I can relate to the issues as we get older, I was diagnosed bipolar last year after a looong history of issues with my mental health.

But, we do the best we can and I do think knowledge is power so allows us to work around our issues.

Really hope you find the site helpful and supportive. Look forward to celebrating your losses with you.
Sep 2nd '15, 09:13 AM  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
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Hi and welcome to Social Slimmers!
Sep 2nd '15, 15:57 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 29

Hi Ess Jay, welcome to the forum

I'm exactly the same as you. Crohns disease runs in my family (my mum and grandad have it), and I suffer with IBS and a vitamin D deficiency.

I find that certain fruit and dairy makes my IBS worse so i've always avoided smoothies and shakes, but I have a friend that has had really positive results with them. I'm sure you'll be the same!

Good luck
Sep 2nd '15, 23:11 PM  
Ess Jay
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Swindon
Posts: 61

Milk has never been a problem for me. On this plan I'm following they suggest using hazelnut, almond, coconut or rice milk (alpro) to make shakes and smoothies, adds a nice bit of flavour x
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