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May 11th '16, 18:11 PM  
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Join Date: May 2016
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New and Excited to Start!

Hello all, I'm Ali, 21 and a student!

My dieting history has been a bit up and down. When I was around 16 I hit my highest weight ever, 230lbs...Through excessive dieting and counting calories (1200 a day!) I got my weight down to 130lbs but was miserable. After the death of my mother I started to gain again, but felt fine until I came to uni. The drinking, takeaways and canteen food has caught up with me and I was horrified to step on the scale 3 days ago and see I was back up to 215lbs and a size 14/16. I had been deluding myself that I was still a size 12 and 165/170lbs and that I was fine. That step on the scale was a massive wake up call and after a bit of crying I impulsively signed up to slimming world online.

My goal weight is 150lbs - which I was comfortable at (as i'm 5'8) and felt lean but still had some curves last time I was there.

I'v never tried SW before, but based on a lot of people I know it is really really great and you don't finish each day feeling deprived or restricted by what you can eat so hopefully I'll start dropping those pounds soon!

My first goal is to be under 200lbs by my birthday in late August so wish me luck, and I'm really excited to get to know you all!
May 11th '16, 18:15 PM  
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Manchester
Posts: 3,861

Welcome Ali! Welcome to Social Slimmers.

I'm sorry you've been through what you have.
There are several of us that follow Slimming World (me included) and you can find lots of recipes, food diaries, syn help over in the Slimming World section.
Feel free to ask whatever you need to, there's lots of us to help

Good luck and I look forward to following your journey! x

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May 12th '16, 09:15 AM  
SoSlim Addict
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Posts: 3,241

Hi Ali, welcome to the forum and best of luck with your weight loss
May 13th '16, 12:34 PM  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Here!
Posts: 5,829

Hi Ali

Welcome to Social Slimmers.

Sorry to hear the loss of your Mum must have been a really tough time.

Wishing you lot's of luck with your journey. I started on SW and also with mini goals which seen me through or the final goal seemed so far away.

Looking forward to seeing you round the forum x
May 13th '16, 14:55 PM  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 7,876

Hi Ali and welcome to Social Slimmers!

So sorry for the loss of your mum

Best of luck on your weight loss journey
May 18th '16, 08:31 AM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 20

Hey Ali,

I'm new too, I have my first weigh in tonight. Good luck with your weight loss.

May 20th '16, 06:02 AM  
SoSlim Rising Star
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Denmark
Posts: 514

Hi Ali, so sorry to hear about your Mum. Hope all is going well for you with Slimming World. Best of luck
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