Join me in losing weight with arthritis
I've noticed a few posts recently about how difficult it is to lose weight with arthritis, and it totally is! I've been struggling for ages to lose anything, despite it being pretty much the only thing the doctor talks to me about. Which is frustrating - I would still have arthritis even if I weighed less, but that's a different topic.
So, my thought was, if we got together as a group and said we'd support each other in losing weight. It might help, as we all understand the issues to do with arthritis, unlike other places about losing weight. We don't have to share actual measurements or weight if we don't want to, we can just say if we've had success or not, how we've felt, pass on tips or ideas, generally be a friendly place to discuss losing weight. Open to everyone.
Note: My exercise is close to non-existent. I sometimes go for a walk, and even more rarely I manage to persuade myself to do some home-based exercise. I sadly can't really afford a gym membership, so no swimming or classes etc for me. The good news is that apparently exercise has very little to do with weight loss. It will make you fitter and healthier, but apparently only has a very tiny impact on weight loss (one source: https://www.vox.com/2018/1/3/16845438/exercise-weight-loss-myth-burn-calories). So, while I'm going to try to improve my exercise amount for my general fitness (and hopefully get some of those mythical mood-improving endorphins which I swear my exercise doesn't produce), my weight loss goals are focussed around what I eat, not what I do. Which is easier on the arthritis, but still very hard to control.
I'll start (obviously). I'm happy to share info - you don't have to! it's completely unnecessary for this:
If in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout