I'm Jeannette. I'm new here. I just happened across this while searching for ... er.. something which I've completely forgotten what was. Ah well.
I'm 25, I'm gluten intolerant, I have fibromyalgia and some as of yet undiagnosed autoimmune disease/issue/whatever that leaves me with big glaringly obvious inflammatory reactions, and has left me needing a wheelchair about 70% of the time. Obviously dieting is very difficult for me these days.
Right now I weigh in on my broken scale (yes, replacement time soon soon, like maybe tonight even) at 225. I think it's about 15 pounds off, so until I get the new scale, I'm ticking myself at 240, which is close to the weight limit of my wheelchair.
I need to lose weight. I've been on a gluten free diet for almost a month, and in order to maintain my health (and acquire a need for a smaller wheelchair) I obviously need to drop pounds. I would like to be under 200, aroudn 180, but that's a long weigh off. heh.
I was doing quite well until I broke my elbow about a week ago and now, I can't get even the limited amount of exercise I *was* getting, so I don't now what to do about that at the moment.
I definately need to get serious though, loosing weight will help me lots.
I'm glad I found this place, maybe that'll be all I need to get REALLy going. I never have willpower to maintain diets.