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Aug 12th '18, 11:51 AM  
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Hi. I have just joined, attracted by the recipes and the idea of exchanging a few ideas. I am 71 and started dieting when I was 23. For years I lost a stone every spring and put it back on over the winter. Post 40, I no longer lost the springtime stone but I did still put on the winter one. Five stone later, I faced facts and began dieting again. It was yo-yo dieting with a vengeance for the next 25 years!
At last, I have seen sense! I am no longer dieting - I am following a way of eating that will make me thinner and healthier, while allowing me freedom to choose when to break the rules for a day or so when circumstances seem to require it. This is not a diet - it is a lifestyle, based on Slimming World but answerable to no-one but myself. I am an online member of SW for access to the journal and recipes and because investing my cash may help me give priority to this new(ish) lifestyle. I have lost about ten pounds so far.
Thought I might encourage a few other older dieters by posting all this.
Aug 12th '18, 13:54 PM  
Socially Shy
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 4

Hi hillyfromwales .your story sounds a lot like mine ,I'm 65(66 in a few days) done the yoyo dieting tried every diet going,but am now in the right mindset following SW but still having a few (knowing when to stop is the key )treats .Have lost 2stone since March now looking for tips and inspiration to continue on my journey,which I hope to get from this site
Aug 26th '18, 14:48 PM  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
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Hi and welcome to Social Slimmers!
Aug 28th '18, 11:31 AM  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 17

You are quite right, the only way to lose weight and keep it off permanently is to change your life style. I lost 35 pounds in seven months by doing that. I even written an ebook about the topic!

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Dec 29th '18, 19:51 PM  
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