Originally Posted by crazigerl
Spamley, I have only lost 27 pounds from my heaviest weight last year but the difference to my body is amazing. I had both major hip and joint pain, I have some
degredation of the joints but my doctor said if I keep going at that weight I will have to have surgeries later in life. That was enough motivation to get started. I don't have hip pain at all anymore and my knee pain only comes around if I try to run on concrete. Other than that I have none.
I've read a lot of articles about this. There was one I read on Web MD, that if you lose just one pound, it takes 4 pounds of stress off your knees.