Hello to everyone, my name is Jo, I am a new member of Slimming World this week. I've joined before but hoping this will be the last time! My main reason for wanting to lose weight is that I have arthritis in both of my hips and will eventually require a total hip replacement. As I am only 39 I want to put this off for as long as possible and I know that losing weight will help. I want to lose about 5 stones altogether, which seems like a huge amount. Hoping for support and encouragement from you guys, looking forward to getting to know you all better.