Hello, I'm Monica, I desperately need to loose a BIG chunk of weight. It's slowly crept up and up over the years until its now at a dangerous level. I need a knee replacement but NHS wont do it until my weight has reduced somewhat.
We eat healthy , lots of fruit and Veg, rarely, have dessert. I only have the odd snack i.e. an occasional packet of crisps. No sweets but sometimes a small square of 70% dark chocolate in the evening. Dislike fizzy drinks and alchol.
My problem is portion controll. All my life I've shopped and cooked for family and now I cook for two men ( Hubby and son) as well as me.
I have severe back pain results of an accident and working 30+ years in the NHS. I now need a knee replacement but the weight is proving a stumbling block.
I do swim at least 30 minutes followed by leg and back excerises in the water at least 3 times a week more if the I can manage. Walking and distance is painful and pain meds are not much help I've tried all sorts of pain management over the years to keep me going by as the pain has worsened my excerise tolerance has reduced.
As a Nurse and Midwife its stressful for me to actually admit I need Help