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Oct 4th '18, 21:36 PM  
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Hello everyone

I was diagnosed as pre -diabetic last August. Doctor said I was obese and needed a complete lifestyle change. At the time I was just under 17st at just over 5' 8" inches tall. I'd been struggling with my weight for quite a while. My belly was massive! I was beginning to outgrow my waist 38" trousers and when I saw myself in photos I really looked bloated and unhealthy. A friend had told me about a particular low carb diet and I decided to try it. Within 2 months the weight absolutely started to roll off me. I was so happy that I decided to continue with the diet. When I went back to the doctor in January, she was really shocked!

I've dropped down 2 waist sizes back to a 34". Which I haven't been since I was in my 20's and I feel great! My blood sugar is now also back to a normal level and so is my cholesterol.

I guess I'm joining this group because I want to take things a step further and maintain the right mindset. I'm now starting to look at gym memberships etc. I've never really been into health trends, but I think that if I don't maintain the right mindset, it might be possible to get complacent and relapse.

Great to meet you all!
Oct 4th '18, 23:21 PM  
Join Date: Jun 2015
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That's amazing! Congrats on the low blood sugar and cholesterol

The one thing I'm looking forward to doing again at some point it getting back into a gym. I loved going, I'd get up really early and workout before work, and I loved it.

Good luck with keeping it up!!
Oct 5th '18, 14:48 PM  
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Hi and welcome to Social Slimmers! You have made amazing progress!
Oct 10th '18, 17:17 PM  
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Welcome to Social Slimmers

That's great you want to maintain your health and in fact improve it. Being heavily over weight myself at the beginning that's how I started and progressed. Once you zone in on the exercise it becomes part of who your are ... you life, well for most.

Good luck!
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