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HELP!! Really Struggling

Hi Everyone

Managed to lose 1 and half stone last year following the 12 week plan and started to feel good about myself but I had been struggling to exercise due to sciatica. ..I have since had spinal surgery in January this year and put all my weight back on and more! just gone back to work but my right knee has gone now and I am struggling to walk about...I am getting so down with it all...I dont know where to start?

Unable to do anything!! HELP!!

My weight has now plummeted to 14 stones 2 and for my height of 5 ft 1..... I desperately need to lose at least 6 stones!!

I also have a heatus hernia which seems to erupt with anything I eat.....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

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Sorry. .should have said that my weight has rocketed NOT plummeted 😥


Morning Tuboflard

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

I can understand you getting down with all that going on but you have made the right move by coming on the forum and there is a lot of support for your here. I too have an hernia and 2 total knee replacements and have found losing 5 stone as helped with both.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

We have daily weigh ins so why not come along and join us today. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.



Thank you Rose....Wow! Well done for losing 5 stones...you must feel like a million dollars and its great to hear that your knees feel better too...I am starting today and I will follow the planner and try gentle treading of water in the pool to get myself going hopefully...


Hi Tuboflard

Don't panic, exercise is not all about losing weight

Healthy eating and calorie counting work, check your bmi on the nhs bmi calculator, this will give you a generous allowance.

The hiatus hernia can be controlled with tablets, ask your doctor about this, also avoiding onions, garlic, tomato based sauces, pastry and dough makes a difference, and of course losing weight

As for exercise how about swimming or aqua aerobics this would be less stress on your joints.

I also put on a lot of weight after an operation last year and at 5" 2' and 16 stone 9 pounds I know exactly where you are coming from, but you can lose this weight, it may take a while but it can be done 💪 stay active on the forum it really does make a difference, join in the challenges, join a weigh in, the daily diary is fantastic for help, support and ideas

You can do this

Good luck

Kat xx

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Thank you Kat for the kind advice...I will get my 12 week plan out and start going to the baths. Although I am not allowed to swim I can't tread water to exercise my joints. ..fingers crossed I will have lost when I weigh in next Sunday...just been on scales..14 stones 3...Ouch!!!


Small changes, take it easy in the pool, I'll be cheering you on, you can do it 🏆🏆 xx

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Well done on losing 3 stone..that's a fantastic achievement!


Thank you, I'll be congratulating you on the same in a few months trust me you can do this xx


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