I don't know anything about this condition but it sounds like OUCH!!!
Firstly - I would speak with your Dr and ask what type of exercises would be appropriate for you, and also ask for a referral to a Physiotherapist who specialises with this sort of thing. They will be able to not only tell you what would be suitable, but also show you and correct any poor positions etc.
Secondly - perhaps water therapy might be the thing for you - it is easier on damaged joints etc. BUT once again, check it out with a medical professional first.
Now with regard to the loosing weight with exercises restrictions - that is me!-)
I would be inclined to ask for a referral to a Dietician. I was sent to a Dietician by my Dr. I took along a number of printouts from my Nutrition Tracker, and from that she determined that it wasn't WHAT I was eating, and I wasn't even OVER-eating. She told me what I was having was the same as they put people on to LOSE the weight - it was the level SP had recommended. She told me it showed that I had a very slow metabolism. As a result she had me drop my calories further - to 1400, no range. The weight started to come off. I lost just over 23kg (approx. 50lb) after having been overweight for about 30 years. I weigh ALL of my food and enter it in the Nutrition Tracker. I feel it is important to do that because when we guess the weight of food, for some reason we tend to underestimate it's weight and therefore end up putting more calories into our bodies than we realise. The same with estimating calories. Until it is entered, we don't realise just how inaccurate we are.
I never increased the exercise I do (and have done for years) because of my skeletal issues.
My exercise is 1hr Pilates per week, taken by a qualified practicing Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructer. This is a good move, because she can adjust any incorrect positions, and also gives me alternatives if they are doing something which will aggravate my problem. My other form of exercise is walking - in the house. I put all of my laundry and groceries away one at a time. Today I did a 10 minute walk and had to stop because of pain. Most times it is around the 15-30 minute walk - but usually low-mid 20's. I usually get about 3-4 walks per week doing this. The beauty of this is I can stop when needed and don't have to walk back home. I can sit straigh away.
I hope that this has helped.
| current weight: 151.0