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fed up of being sore

hi, ive weighed myself today at 19.1 stone . i am aiming for 12 stone so have a long way to go. I have had to sit around for the last 1.5years due to several injuries. I had a fall which gave me a deep hole in my leg draining blood clots down to my foot , back fracture and concussion November 2016. I have literally staggered from one broken bit to another till now.

I have osteoporosis due to a hysterectomy for ovarian tumours 11 years ago when i was 40 yrs. since November 2016 I have had 7 vertebral breaks, and a recurring slipped disc, broken ribs, broken toes as well as the concussion. The disc moves and things snap sometimes with the simplest thing, most recently lifting a pot off the cooker yet other times I can muck out for 3 hours a morning at the stable :/

I ordered a fitbit yesterday and am going to start small walks as Im too nervous to try floor exercises , I was told several years ago not to do impact work and recently not to swim due to the back positioning.

I play bass drum in a pipe band and I do not want to have to give this up but right now I cant carry the drum , last year I played some events in a wheelchair.

I am gluten and lactose intolerant .

Is there anyone who could give me advice or who has similar issues please?

Thank you :)

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Hi and welcome, logwoman :)

I'm so sorry that you've had to contend with so much, but while exercise is good for mobility, it's not essential for weight loss. Your diet will play a much bigger part in that.

The 12 week plan can be adapted to suit any allergies/intolerances/dietary needs.

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Wishing you all the best :)

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Thank you :)

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Just want to wish you all the best on your journey.

Follow moreless's link and listen to her wise words and see how that goes for you.

Best of luck logwoman

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Hi and welcome to the friendly forum I'm sure you will find support here to help you on your journey. Here's to week 1 👍

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Welcome logwoman! If you really want to do it and set your mind to it then you will get there eventually.

Small changes make a big difference!

Good luck!

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I also have mobility issues so can understand your frustration. But as Moreless has said, exercise will only play a small part in your weight loss. The trick (if you can call it that) is truly accept that any changes are permanent. I feel so much fitter and healthier for losing weight, no food is worth the risk of going back to where I was.

Good luck

Please ask if you have any questions

Anna

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I have gone from 17 stone down to 13.5 it has been a slow process I have cut out things like bread, potatoes, and sugar whilst upping protein and vegetables like carrots and runner beans. I didn't start exercising until I had lost about 2.5 stones I think it is more important to learn how to track what you are eating, eat the right foods and portion sizes then start a gentle exercise regime. I loose about 0.5 to 1lb a week I find at that rate the weight stays off except when I go off the diet over Christmas when I put on about 7lbs and spend the next 10 weeks loosing it. I would recommend loosing weight slowly and making small changes in your exercise gradually over time the benefits are tremendous.

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