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5/7/17 2:13 P

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I too have lost 60 lbs and need to lose another 30lbs. I had a lateral menisectomy on my left knee over 15 years ago and have been bone on bone since. I find that doing exercise, especially strength training which I do at my gym really helps. In fact, it has helped me avoid a knee replacement on the knee I had the menisectomy on. Surprisingly I found it actually helped as much or even more then the weight loss. So I encourage you not to give up on exercise. Just be sure to start out slow and take time to give yourself a good warm up. Try to make it fun too. Some days if I don't feel very motivated or I am having pain I just put on some upbeat, motivating music and dance around my house the best I can.

I also share your struggle for losing more weight. It is like you lose a big chunk of weight and realize you still have more to go. It is discouraging and can make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed. When I find myself in this situation I remind myself losing 60 lbs is a feat to be very, very proud of and that I didn't do it overnight emoticon . I also find reading some motivating material SP has helps get me out of my slump and can help you get out of yours. So good luck and remember you are worth the effort.

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5/6/17 10:32 A

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Welcome! You've done really well! There's a lot here to help you meet your goals. If you haven't, you might look both here and on the Web for articles about exercising with arthritis.

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5/6/17 4:35 A

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Altho' exercise is important it is not so important for weight-loss. Most of weight-loss comes down to good, healthy nutrition in a calorie range that is suitable for YOU and YOUR health needs.

I note that you have Diabetes. Have you been referred to a Registered Dietitian? If not, I would ask your Dr for a referral to one - especially one who specializes in Diabetes.

In the meantime I suggest that you weigh all of your food for increased accuracy and enter it all into the Nutrition Tracker ...... warts and all - LOL! Also, by using the Daily Notes function for any symptoms, worries/concerns, Blood Sugar readings, and the time in relation to eating, you will find that your Dietitian will be able to be even more helpful.

When you go to your Dietitian appointment take some printouts from "Today's Full Report" in the Nutrition Tracker with you. That will print out the Daily Notes at the same time so everything will be in the one place.

Good luck,

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5/6/17 12:34 A

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Over the past two years I have lost 60pounds. I was I'm bad health prior to losing weight. Life is better now, but my doctors want more weight loss and I need a support team. I do go to the gym but I have not gone all week. I am only 4 feet eleven inches tall with arthritis. I am happy to have found you guys.

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