hi i am deb 51 and needto lose weight. the real problem is i am majorly hypothyroid. i am a really high dose of meds. losing weight for me means to starve. i am 5'2 and am 198. i have gained 10 pounds recently, i have been waitng for a total knee replacement since july and have been unable to do alot bewcause of the pain. i have been a nurse for 30 yrs. and played softball until i was 37. i have always been active and still stayed over weight. i worked in my gardens like a horse (200 plants in ONE bed and had several beds) any suggestion or someone who has the same prblems would be greatly appreciated.