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LABONTE20 Posts: 3
1/11/12 8:45 A

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Thanks for all the good Ideas, I will use them! I like the 50% I have not thought of that I think that will help a lot.

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1/10/12 10:52 P

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I also use the 50% rule. I only put on my plate what I should eat, and never go back for seconds. If I'm still hungry it healthy snacks - fruit, carrots, etc. When in a restaurant I have them box up 1/2 of my meal before they send it to the table. That way it is out of sight, out of mind until tomorrow.

Those sit down exercises are very good. They can be as soft, or as strenuous as you can handle. I forget her name (I have the tapes, but not with me) is a nurse that works with the elderly and infirm. She has developed these programs for people like you and I. Good luck with your journey.

1/10/12 1:42 P

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Hi, So sorry you have to deal with this at such a young age. From my experience doing one diet after another it seems the one thing that helps me is logging what I eat. I find the free program at a big help. It is hard enough making knee replacements work when you don't have extra weight so it's a worthy project. A friend has good luck doing something she calls 50%. She eats 50% of what's on her plate, even in restraurants. She asks for a to go box up front and divides her order in half to eat the next day,. It's so hard. Good luck.

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1/10/12 1:24 P

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Welcome, JaNell....there are some videos that Coach Nicole has done for seated exercises. You might be able to do some of those while you're not so mobile. Good luck!

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1/10/12 12:42 P

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Hi JaNell. Welcome to the team. You need to overcome the weight gain form the medications by watching what you eat closer and exercising more. It is the only way around it. I know that having arthritis really seems to limit us in what we can do. But we need to fight to overcome our restrictions.

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1/10/12 10:07 A

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Hi! My name is JaNell. I have severe osteoarthritis in my joints. I am only 36 years old and I have had both of my knees replaced. I just recently had surgery on my big toes and shoulder because of the arthritis. I am getting really frustrated right now because the medications I take for the arthritis make me gain weight and I am not able to do a lot of exercise right now because of recent surgery, so I have been gaining weight. I really need some motivation to get things going so I can loose some weight and feel better.

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