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Morning All fellow healthy hopefully eaters

I'm trying to loose a lot of weight approx 10 stones and have arthritis in both knees and feel in a catch 22 position I used to love exercise but it now causes pain in recovery I hope by joining this community it may spur me on to succeed this time on my journey to a slimmer and happier me

Enjoy your day

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Hi, welcome! You can lose weight and as you do you will feel so much better. Like you I had about 10 to lose, now I have lost 6 I feel better doing all normal activities and I look better too. Losing weight is hard as I am sure you know but being overweight is hard too. Good luck and stick with it!

Hello Princessphat instead of exercise is there a way you can build small activities into your day. Like walking more or taking stairs instead of the lift etc. I started with small steps so it wasn't so daunting.

Princessphat in reply to SukiV

Hi Sukiv

I think I will try the stair walk at work maybe one floor at a time

Thanks for your advice.


Hello Princessphat and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

I sorry you are in pain with your knees, but take heart for the fact that weight loss is far more about what you eat than how much you exercise.

Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you ☺

Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news ☺

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for ☺

Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate ☺

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, as well as a new Daily Diary, if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page ☺

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you have a 'Newbie' badge. We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too. If you have any questions please just ask ☺

Best wishes


Good morning and thanks Anna positive thinking I hope will bring a positive outcome

With the support of those group I hope to achieve this

Thank you

IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Princessphat

Glad to hear it 😊

Welcome to the forum. I am losing weight for my wedding despite the fact that my fiancé and I haven't set a date for our wedding yet. I am currently following Slimming World but weighing in at my mum's house instead of going to the meetings because I am in the process of moving and saving for my wedding. I have lost 7 1/2lbs in the last 5 weeks. I love the forum and I appreciate the support that I get from other forum members as well as family and friends.

DipperRestart July 2020

Hi Princessphat welcome to the group, I too have a lot of weight to lose and know how difficult it is. I have hereditary lymphoedema and since losing two stone I do feel a bit better. It is painful to exercise but I have decided that I will take pain killers and exercise and I have to say it is getting slightly easier - although I do have a long way to go. Good luck on your journey you have taken the first steps

Princessphat in reply to Dipper

Thanks for sharing dipper I have been to the doctors and been given painkillers so looking forward to each day.


Swimming!! Makes us weightless and burns tons of calories!!

Swimming is but I can't :(

Trying acqua class next week with water wing

Wish me luck

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