I am so glad that you joined us and that you have a new knee. My dad has had both of his knees replaced and I know that you need to keep moving (which I'm sure you have heard from the doctors). Allie is right about the food tracker. If you aren't ready to weight your food, at least get into the habit of writing down everything that you put into your mouth. Get a small notebook that you can carry around with you. Don't worry about the amount of food right now, but make sure you write EVERYTHING down.
There are a couple of us reading The Spark and commenting on the chapters as we read them. If you can, the book is great and I think it would be great for you. I understand that money is tight right now, but look on eBay or any used book site and see if you can get it cheaper. It is a new release, so you may not find many used out there.
What are you downfalls as far as weight loss? Tell us about your struggles and where you have problems controlling the food so we can help you out. Just remember that you take baby steps. Don't push yourself to do to much at one time. It will just lead to you getting frustrated and giving up.
Enough for now. Hope to hear from you soon.
| current weight: 226.0