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  • v WILDKAT781
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    Thank you so much for visiting my “New Beginning” blog!!!! I really appreciate your support!!!

    1267 days ago
    Thank you so much HOPE2BE. I just joined this morning but plan to check out the page this evening. I had to stop Curves because my knee was so sore. It turns out I have patellar tendonitis and degenerative joint disease in both knees, left worse than right. So I have been following with Sports Medicine and figure they will get me back to function first. Things are slowly getting better. I bought myself kettelbells for xmas and started using those. Gosh am I out of shape. Also I got a treadmill with Google Maps and will be able to walk when I want to. This has always helped in the past. Now I can walk anywhere in the world. I am trying to lose weight to take care of my knees. I had my physical and have normal cholesterol for the first time in over 20 yrs. No meds just changing myself and being more active. My only advice from my doctor was to lose weight. Normal blood sugar etc. So I am hoping to find some advice that will help the old knees.
    1803 days ago
  • v HOPE2BE
    Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have hints and tips from various members in a post in the top forum so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1803 days ago
    So I am still going to Curves and have been trying to eat more natural foods and less processed foods. I have been doing pretty well at that with a few slip ups. I also joined the 5K challenge yesterday because I would really like to start running. (Never really thought I would say those words and mean them.) I have been doing good with my weight. Made it into another set of 10 pound measures, I am now in the 250's. Back when I joined Sparkpeople I weighed 289 lbs and I am now 259 lbs. I find this to be a major accomplishment. I have lost lots of inches also. I also have more strength and stamina than I used to. I also have felt more like taking care of myself in lots of ways than I used to. I now can see how I kind of gave up for a number of years instead of living life. No more of that.
    2068 days ago
    Well I am still going to Curves consistently. At least 3 days a week except for the 2 weeks I was sick and in the hospital. I have lost a little over 7 inches so far. I have also been making better food choices. My knees are still killing me but until I get more weight off I don't think I am going to be able to make much of a difference there. I am fitting into my clothes much better and am able to finally tie my shoes without grunting from bending over. My energy and overall strength are improving and I am out of breath less than before starting this. I am very happy with myself at this point which is a big improvement over recent years.
    2204 days ago
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