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No confidence, but I must improve my health


I suffer from systemic lupus and osteoarthritis, have had one hip replacement, but my knees and other hip are now a problem,

Because of my lupus I have chronic fatigue, and joint pain that changes everyday, never sure how my day will be, and I have limited

Mobility, don't know if I can do this, I get very weepy and down hearted, please help

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Morning Isapal67

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

There is a lot of support here with your weight loss so just give it a few weeks and you will start to see and feel the difference. I have 2 total knee replacements and after losing 5 stone my pain level as reduced alot and I don't have to take my pain medication everyday anymore. Take one day at a time and you will get there.

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.



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