Welcome to the group. We are small but mighty!!
I too have knee problems and I can't do a lot of walking. I know after surgery you will be doing well. I have multiple members of my family that had had this done and my dad is getting his second knee done on the 26th.
Things you can do to help lose and get exercise without using your legs, try getting a couple of soup cans and using your arms. Do circles, up, down, in, out, etc. Anything that you can do with your arms, do it with soup cans or something that weighs around a pound. As you get used to that weight use something that is heavier. The weights that you can buy aren't very expensive and are very good to use. There is also a hand bike that you can use. It is just like using a bike only you use your hands.
Just a couple of ideas that might give you some incentive. If you aren't keeping a food journal, start doing that today. You may be surprised at how much the food you are eating is actually adding up to in calories. I know I was when I first started a food journal. Now I don't go a day without it.
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