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Hi, I've just found out that I need to lose 5stone. I have had a partial knee replacement, am under active thyroid and recently diagnosed as pre diabetes.

Not sure how I'm going to lose that much weight maybe set some small goals like half a stone at a time, and start cutting g out some of the chops and cakes.

Any support would be appreciated.

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Don't use the thyroid as an excuse. If you take thyroxin or other thyroid supplement, then you are just the same as everyone else in that respect. I have had an underactive thyroid for all my adult life. The reason my weight yoyos is because of what I put in my mouth! But you can do this. You have got the right idea when you say small steps, short term goals. Use the NHS 12 week plan, and count calories using My Fitness Pal. Don't beat yourself up over setbacks, just keep going. Slow and steady wins the race. πŸ˜€

Hi. Have you read the 12 week plan from here its a good starting point. Yes small changes is a good place to start. Posting regularly on here really helps to get the support you need along the way. Good luck 😊

Itsbab4 stone

Hi just look at the answer I left for thero-cpd 20 stone and suicidal earlier this evening. Welcome to the forum Jayne πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„


Hello Jayne52 😊Welcome to the Weight Loss NHS forum. I'm glad that you’ve joined. We are a friendly bunch! 😊

First place to look is at the Pinned Posts section, to the right of your screen (bottom, if you're using a mobile) and have a look at the Welcome Newbies thread.😊 there is lots of info here, and links to the nhs12 week plan and also for checking your BMR and target calories 😊 it's important to eat enough so you don't get hungry or feel deprived 😊

It's also good to be active on the forum, that's where we exchange ideas and get our daily dose of motivation and inspiration.😊

Best wishes 😊

Hi. I'm also suffer with hypothyroidism and find it's not always a case of taking thyroxine will make you then same as everyone else. I've only been diagnosed for a year and I'm still struggling to get medicated at a level which makes me feel well. Weight loss is possible but can be a bit slower and for me a bit up and down.

I use MyFitnessPal to log my meals and try to eat healthily. Moving more also helps, even just walking.

Good luck with the weight loss, start with small changes and use the forum for motivation and advice.

Pasha x

in reply to PashaW

Thanks pasha. it can get frustrating when thyroid levels fluctuate I've been underactive thyroid for over 20 years. and levels go haywire from time to time. It's annoying but I don't use it as an excuse, it's just another contributing factor! thanks for the tip with my fitness pal.

Hidden1 stone

I also have an under active thyroid, caused by an underlying auto immune condition and like pasha, I don't feel it's as simple as just taking thyroxine and losing weight. When my body attacks itself, I can be ill for months and then my levels are all over the place. I find if I try to exercise at too high an intensity I get really bad swollen glands and viral symptoms so I need to be really careful. But you can lose weight. It might be slow with a million plateaus but you can get there!

CockneyblueRestart August 2019

Good luck Jayne52, you can do it, we all can if we really put our minds to it. I've been bad lately but I've somehow got to turn around. Let's keep an eye on each other. I pledge to exercise for 10 minutes a day for the next week. There I've said it so no excuses for me 😁 New Year, new me πŸ‘πŸ‘

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