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MichaelJH2021 November

With not being able to use my prosthetic for nine months, being mainly confined to a wheelchair and with zero physio my weight has shot up to 102.6 kg. One problem is the more I weigh the greater my insulin requirements and the faster the weight gain. I have decided to post to try and increase my motivation as when I get back to using a prosthetic the excess weight will not help!

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TheTabbyCat profile image

Hi MichaelJH and welcome officially to the weight loss forum. I think you've made a good decision in joining us. Here's a link which may help you with the little/no movement problem.


Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts,


Here’s the link for the “Tour” of the forum. If you haven’t already taken it.


I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

Good luck I hope to "see " you around.

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MichaelJH2021 November in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank you for the welcome. I have posted about my weight loss below.

I am overweight but am not diabetic and not confined to a wheel and yet I find it hard to stick to the diet and exercise routine! So, I take my hat off to you for making this resolution to lose weight! I am wondering if you could do some of the seated exercises that are available on line - utube? Doing these will help you lose weight, achieve a better level of fitness and, most importantly, feel good about yourself. Keep posting on here and hopefully we can all share our downs ( weight gains) and ups ( weight loss) and so you can see that it is a struggle for all of us in different ways but the one thing in common we have is that we can always reach out to offer each other support and kind words:). I hope you can lose those pesky lbs!

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MichaelJH2021 November in reply to Twiggynot

Thank you for the welcome. I do wheelchair exercises including ones with exercise bands. I am also planning to use weights (dumbells) soon although maybe lower than the 5kg I used pre-amputation. I will post about my weight loss over the past two weeks below.

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MichaelJH2021 November

I had a bit of a problem finding my post. Anyway regular weighing is an issue as bathroom scales are iffy on one leg. Anyway on Wednesday I was 100.25 kg so hopefully I will be below the significant 100 kg soon.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to MichaelJH

Hi again MichaelJH , I'm sorry you're having problems navigating the forum. My advice is to spend some time just clicking around. When I 1st joined I spent a whole day just following links, it's well worth it in the end. I suggest you begin with the pinned posts, click on the link below, then scroll down the titles, if you see something that interests you click on the title and the post will open, if you want to look for something else, just come back to the blue link.


If you want to find something that you have posted, click on your avatar, got to your profile and click on replies or posts, you can see everything you have ever written.

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