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Time to give myself a shake!


I’m not new to weight loss or slimming clubs but I’m new to the site, so hi! I’m 53 and have stage 3 osteoarthritis in my knees and struggle to just walk let alone use the stairs. I had a left knee cartilage repair last year and a steroid injection and now the only option left is a knee replacement 😢 . Before that I need to lose weight & get fitter.

I’m realistic to know I won’t lose 6 stone in 3 months, even in a year will be pushing it, but I really need help to lose anything with my limited capacity for exercise.

Any help or advice anyone can give me will be very gratefully received.

Thanks and happy Sunday 😀

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Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum Sparky2107 😊

Well done on taking that first step to a slimmer and fitter you. You are correct that it won’t happen quickLy but any loss will benefit your joints.

I’d like to invite you to our Newbie Club (link below) where you'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum. Please read it carefully as it has links to the 12 week plan and a pictorial guide to finding all the Events and Challenges.


We hope it will also be a good place for you to connect with members who are also just starting out. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice.

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Best wishes

Anna. 😊

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Welcome Sparky and sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with your knee.

The good news is that sensible weight loss is achievable without relying on exercise and there are people here in a similar position. Well done for giving yourself breathing space in terms of time scales, it will help you make better decisions.

For now, follow the link that Anna has supplied you, read the information there, with special attention to the NHS 12 week plan.

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Hi and welcome!!


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