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I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a job hunt in a poor market for scientists at the moment due to funding.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, including a half marathon. Unfortunately the knee pain was intense and not normal afterwards and learned a few days later that I finished the half with no ACL in tact and had other ...
I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a job hunt in a poor market for scientists at the moment due to funding.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, including a half marathon. Unfortunately the knee pain was intense and not normal afterwards and learned a few days later that I finished the half with no ACL in tact and had other ligaments torn and cartilage gone to the bone as well. This led to major bone surgery July 2013with double bone grafts in my lower leg to take the weight off of the side withou cartilage, months of physical therapy, a second surgery to reconstruct my ACL, LCL, and PLC with grafts, and additional months of physical therapy.

All of the mobility problems with the surgeries and recovery helped lead to some weight gain. I have now been cleared to run again (10K and under as tolerated) by my orthopedist but am having some pain when running and agility problems. However, I am not letting it stop me as I work at getting back to my goal weight before my wedding in April 2016.
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Member Since: 3/24/2011

SparkPoints: 34,330

Fitness Minutes: 45,433

My Goals:
I will get back to pre surgery weight and condition before my wedding April of 2016.

My Program:
I track my food and exercise regularly. I have been working on eating a variety of healthy foods, as I tend to get bored with food easily. I work out 6 days a week (a mix of cardio and strength training), as long as my knee tolerates.

Personal Information:
I am a new Ph.D. graduate hunting in the job market who is always get ready for the wedding.

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I love cooking, playing video games, reading, doing crafts, working out, running, long-distance running ... and of course "playing" in the lab. :)

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Member Comments:
KIPSTER52
1/26/2015 12:10:06 PM

Take care of your knees. Want you walking when you are an old hen like me.



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DESERTDREAMERS
1/8/2015 11:31:18 PM

Welcome to the Spark People Community Team!



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MICKEYH
1/7/2015 9:28:47 AM

Hi there ny friend! Thanks for your support on my feed action. Happy new year to you. I've gaind back some weight I've lost. But I'm not giving up this year as well. Take care and best wishes whatever you do my dear! emoticon emoticon



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FLOWERDALEJEWEL
1/6/2015 5:20:42 AM



Hi and welcome to the SP Community Team. I really hope you enjoy it here



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1/5/2015 10:15:01 AM

Welcome to the Community Team!
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