I had surgery early last November and since I've hardly been able to move around, let alone excercise. In November and December I put on a lot of weight because all I could do was sit around, so of course I ate (very bad food) to make myself feel better. Since the beginning of January I've been eating very healthily (ie no more chocolate or junk food and not eating for the sake of it) and I do feel healthier, but I'm still stuck at this weight. My first question: Is there any sort of excercise I could do that could start me losing some weight, keeping in mind that I still can't move very well? When I say "can't move" I mean my legs- I have a crosstrainer but I definitely can't use that and I can only walk around for about 10 or 20 minutes before I get too tired. I can't think of anything I can do that seems even close to excercise, but I thought maybe one of you could come up with a magical solution.. hehe Question 2: Since the surgery I've noticed these red marks down my legs, mostly on my inner thighs and on the back of my legs around my knees and calves. I thought they were stretch marks (which I later found out are silvery not red), but I was reading about what I had and found out that people often get these marks (especilly down their legs) and they're actually poison that has gone through their body. Is there any way I can get rid of these? They look so disgusting and it's way too hot to keep covered up right now (I live in Australia). I didn't intend for this post to be so long, but I would really appreciate it if anybody could give me any tips. Thanks!