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I lost a pound this week taking me to my lowest weight since I have been on NHS Diet 2nd time around . I now weigh 14 Stone. I seem to hit a wall once I get to this weight. It does not seem to matter if I increase my exercise. I am restricted in exercise due to having a knee replacement operation. I have been on waiting list for 2 and a half years. At last I have been given a date 30 June so I am hoping that once I have that I am hoping to increase my exercise. Any ideas how I can keep up the diet while I am i recovery (about 6 weeks I think)

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  • Hi OldGuy67,

    I am thrilled to hear your news that you've lost 1 pound and you're at your lowest weight since commencing the NHS 12 week plan (2nd time round), that is really great!!! Well done!!! :-) I really like your photo, you're looking good!!! :-)

    Good news that you have finally been given a date for your knee replacement operation, and I know you've been waiting a long time for that, so it's really great that it's nearly here - 30th June will be here before you know it!

    You've asked for ideas about keeping up the diet during your recovery, and that you'll be recovering for 6 weeks - I would say it should be very possible to do that - i.e. continue to make healthy choices, and stick with the NHS 12 week plan principles - I realise you'll be restricted for the exercise side of things, but essentially you can still eat within your calorie range - you'd need to re-do the NHS calculator stats to ensure it includes minimal exercise - so the range of calories could be re-assessed.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of other suggestions, but those are just my thoughts. I'm rushing off now, but just wanted to say how motivating your post is, and that I'm so pleased to hear your good news.

    You're on the cusp of the 13's as well, that's exciting. I know you said it's hard for you to get below 14 stone, but you have a few weeks before your operation, and there's still time to make some more progress. Just pace yourself, and keep positive!

    Good luck, and have a great week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Fab that you lost a pound and that you at your lowest weight for a while. Glad you got date for your knee operation and hope once that heals you can get back to more exercise. I would just say try to stick to your calorie allowance but Just some advice - my father-in-law had his knee replaced a few years ago and managed to put on quite a few pounds. He found that as he could not move around very much he ate more because he was so bored. So maybe you could sort out something you can do to keep you busy while recovering. Crosswords, puzzles, building models - just ideas but anything to keep you busy and not thinking about food. Good luck :)

  • well done on reaching your lowest weight and good luck for the knee operation. If you still want to exercise whilst recovering there are loads of videos for upper body exercises that can be done whilst sitting so you could try those. Just carry on with your calorie counting and healthy eating and you will be in the 13's before you know it!

  • Congratulations on breaking through to a new low weight, well done. Good news regarding your knee op, I'm sure you'll be fine if you just continue eating healthily, I do next to no exercise, in fact apart from my daily chores and rushing around I don't exercise but I still lose weight. Good luck to you.

  • Hi, well done and congratulations on reaching 14st also wishing you all the best with your knee op. Like muffintop67 said I would get lots of things I enjoy doing so I can keep my mind busy whilst recuperating. Just think once you're on the mend there will be no stopping you. All the best for 30th June. Bev

  • I love the photo of you - looking very suave beside the seaside :)

    Congrats on your weight loss - ideal for post op recovery :)

  • Hi Oldguy. You are doing great. Try armchair exercises instead when you have had your op. I dieted years ago and got stuck on a certain weight, but I stuck to the diet as I was determined to lose some more. It took 6 weeks and then my weight dropped a lot in one go. I no longer diet but I have changed to healthy eating which will ensure that I keep the weight off. Good luck on your op.

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