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Trying to lose weight after having a baby and a major accident

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking for some motivation please. A little bit about my story. I had a baby 10 months ago and gained some weight. I started trying to lose the weight 6 months ago but suddenly had a major accident that has made me immobile for several months. I have just started moving around again but realise I've got about 18kg to lose according to the calculator. I started 6 weeks ago and I lost 5kg in the first 3 weeks. I am not able to exercise much. I do a little bit sitting to help improve flexibility and take small strolls. I seem to have hit a plateau though and don't know what else to do. I just majorly count my calories and foods lower in carbs. It seems the scale is not shifting anymore for the last 3 weeks. Pls help. Thank you all

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Can you swim? If so that might be a good way of getting some exercise gently and improving muscle tone

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I don't swim unfortunately although I'm supposed to start hydrotherapy to help with my movement. I don't know if that counts


Definitely does hydrotherapy is marvellous. That's how they cure lame race horses so it will work for you too.

Good luck and enjoy your sessions

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Oh thank you. Was actually wondering if it was necessary. Will do then



This is an amazing forum to be part of. Many of people on here have different areas of concern but we are all trying to get to, or maintain, our desired weight. As you get to know us, and share experiences with us, you will find what a super supportive bunch we are, and that we don't pass judgements.

Here are a few suggestions about how to get the most out of the forum.

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.

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Have a look at the NHS 12-week plan; many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This can be a major turning point, realising you can eat anything as long as the calories are accounted for and are within your personal limit.

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; that happens to me quite regularly!

The forum also has group weigh-ins every day, just choose which day you wish to weigh, join the post for that day and weigh in once per week. The Daily Diary is a very useful thread where we post our planned menu for the day, including calories if you count them, any exercise you have planned and any tips that you can share. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page.

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If you have any questions please just ask. The more you join in and connect with people the more you get out of the forum.

I wish you well as you get started with a new lifestyle.


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Sorry for the tough times. Sounds like you are doing the right things. Just keep going. Sometimes it stalls and will pick up again.

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wow! that's amazing. well done! there's hope for me then. thank you for shariing your experience


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