It is currently Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:53 pm

Free Newsletter

Wow! Support

Introduce yourself to our weight loss community.

Moderator: Moderators

Wow! Support

Postby Fireball » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:35 am

Hi folks. It is fantastic to find this site. I've been feeling the need for some support.

About me... I'm 48 yo female and I have very slowly put on weight since my early 20s. When I quit smoking in 1997 I piled on kilos. I had a back injury 3 years ago; cut back on my food intake as I was worried about about putting on more weight, but did anyway.

I have reached the stage where I am seriously overweight. This has affected my health and I am concerned about the future. I have problems with Fascia Plantar, ie pain in my left heel - for people not familiar it is caused by being overweight and it is very painful. My Mum has diabetes and my older sister just had a heart attack at 52!

I've always been an active person and feel shocked to see my situation and how I let this happen. Now I find when I try to exercise I am easily injured. My latest effort was to take up swimming as it is supposed to be low impact. My husband & I took up kayaking thinking we could leisurely paddle around. But no, no, no I sustained a shoulder injury on my 1 day kayak course! This has also meant I had to pull out of my swimming course. lol I am determined but also love my food.

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of the stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain."
Ihab Hassan
Posts: 687
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:36 am
Location: Adelaide

Postby Playboy_bunny » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:34 am

Hi there :)
You will definately get all the support you need from here :D
User avatar
Posts: 2145
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:34 pm

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:46 am

Hi fireball and welcome to the forum! There's definitely a lot of support on this forum and I hope it helps you i your weight loss journey.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

User avatar
Posts: 4151
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:28 pm
Location: Hobart, Tas

Postby slimmindown » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:39 pm

welcome Fireball. This is truley a great site. welcome aboard 8)
[no excuses, I can do it!
User avatar
Posts: 1449
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:41 am
Location: melbourne Australia

Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:48 pm

welcome fireball

id do a funky graphic for you but im a bit behind so dont have a sec at the moment but welcome anyway and best wishes :)
User avatar
Posts: 13910
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:59 am
Location: Central Coast NSW

Postby KimE » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:09 pm

Hello fireball and welcome aboard.

All the best on your journey. :D
Kim - To thine own self be true
Maintainence since 04/11/06
Preferred Weight - Under 60 kgs
Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
User avatar
Posts: 4825
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:42 pm
Location: Melbourne

Postby milkyway » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:14 pm

Hi fireball and welcome to the forum. You sound a lot like me - as soon as I start to make progress, I seem to have an accident or injury that sets me back and makes it hard to start all over again :roll:

Anyway, good luck for your journey ahead and I look forward to hearing about your progress.
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09
GW 62kg
User avatar
Posts: 4236
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:11 pm
Location: Melbourne

Postby Fireball » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:27 pm

Thanks for your welcomes. This is a very friendly site. I am thrilled to have found it. I hope to eb able to provide positive support oto other on the site as well. :)

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of the stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain."
Ihab Hassan
Posts: 687
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:36 am
Location: Adelaide

Postby Chelle » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:40 pm

Welcome to the forum. Hope you have an happy & healthy weightloss journey, Goodluck Fireball.
User avatar
Posts: 3334
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:31 pm
Location: Raymond Terrace - Newcastle

Return to Introductions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests