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Old 06-02-2016, 05:24 PM   #1  
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Hi, I'm Ruby, and I'm trying to lose weight. I'm disabled and have a lot of trouble walking; combined with PCOS, it's been extremely hard to lose weight. I finally hit my "rock bottom" when I bought a scale and, suspecting I was still somewhere around the 360s, realized I was 420 pounds. I joined a gym, bought a treadmill (which, ironically, I can't use until I lose some weight!), and have tried to make some healthier decisions regarding what I eat. It's really hard, though, and I feel like I could use some community support, or even a weight loss buddy who is in a similar situation.

I'm really excited about this forum and I hope I can get inspired by all of you to stick to my plan and shed the weight.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:01 PM   #2  
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Hi Ruby. I am an "old timer" here who has been gone for ages and just coming back. Glad you are here!

Have you tried trekking poles or even a walker to assist you in walking (depending on how much trouble you have walking)? My physical therapist got me started with them and they are fantastic... like having two extra legs. Be sure to get sturdy ones rather than the cheapos.... mine are Black Diamond.

Welcome to the forum, and I hope you find lots of encouragement here.

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