Hi everyone - just a quick intro. I've never been a skinny girl - but I've also never been overweight. In March this year I dislocated my knee and managed to rupture three of my ligaments and fractured my kneecap. I was on crutches for 7 months and so as you can imagine I piled on weight. I had to sell my horse who was my only form of exercise; being a rider, I had quite muscley legs - since I've been 'disabled' this muscle has mostly all turned to fat. Since March - I have put on so much weight. I don't know how much because I am too scared to use the scales :sigh: but I have gone up 4 dress sizes. I'm due to have reconstructive surgery on my knee next summer, and obviously have to lose the weight I've put on as the op is risky enough without the extra pounds. I'm not allowed to do much exercise - I can't even walk up and down stairs properly - so I'm going to have to go on an extreme diet, I think. Any tips would be brill - sorry for the long post.