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12/23/2010 4:10:47 AM

Hello Everyone,

It's now about 2 months since I joined sparkpeople and decided to seriously embrace a healthy lifestyle to lose weight.

My fitness program comprises of 3 to 4 sessions at the gym each week, where I do 40 minutes of different cardio exercises( mostly biking and aerobics) and 20 minutes of strength training. I sometimes walk for about 2 hours in the weekends.

For the Past 2 weeks I slowly started feeling pain in my knees about 24hrs after exercising especially while going up or down the stairs, or while Squatting. The pain in the left knee is mild, but the right knee hurts seriously when I do the above 2 movements, I also feel like there is some kind of mass or weight around the right knee(I feel nothing during exercise, all this comes after).

I believe I should also mention that about 20 years ago I got a patellar dislocation in the right knee (Patella went back in place by itself immediately after). I got home treatment, and was ok in about 2 weeks after this and never bothered with medical check up.

I had my right knee checked yesterday and the x- ray results came back intact. The doctor conclusion is that the pain was triggered by sudden physical activity that my body wasn't used to and recommended I cut down my sessions to the gym to only 2 a week and even then do very basic exercises, and instead resort to walking more, and increase intensity and frequency slowly. He also recommended 10 physio sessions and some anti- inflammatory medication.

I must confess that the knee pain has had it's toll on my motivation, the thought of being in pain a day after workout, not having proper balance while walking, and an overall distorted day at work is making me less enthusiastic about exercise.

PLEASE HELP!! how can I stay on track and minimise my knee pain and keep active? I have lost 3kg since I started this program, and i really want to maintain this momentum.

Awaiting your feedback anxiously!

Many thanks,

12/11/2010 8:45:34 PM

I was just wondering how I can contact someone from Sparkpeople reguarding my team that I created and it shows I'm no longer the team leader when I personally started the team.

11/23/2010 8:50:31 AM

I go to Zumba classes is that considered high impact areobics I need to list it as an exercise would that be a better term to put under?

10/8/2010 1:34:48 PM

I changed my username earlier today and it has been a nightmare...ALL DAY...Some links I can access but ALL TEAMS and HUDDLE PAGES are all out of bounds. When I try and click on the drop down menu to access my tools for my spark points the same message comes up as username entered incorrectly. Any other link I try and access I get a message stating username or password entered incorrectly. I am not able to receive spark points for reading any articles or blogs and can't participate in a POLL either as I get the username error again.

I have retraced my steps, entered info 2nd time and saved, I even changed my e-mail address to my secondary e-mail, part of the links work but everything else is totally not working. I can see all my data I've entered but when I try and huddle, I'm told I have to be a member before I can huddle. That stands for the Spark Teams. I have tried all day to make a blog posting, I only gained access by clicking on make a blog post from my start page, I got on that page via using a search engine finding spark people and clicking on a tab to join, when I did that my blog page appeared...

Please if you have any ideas or suggestions to help me solve this dilemma can you leave me a message on my spark page.

If anyone can offer some solutions to this dilemma I would so appreciate what ever you can do to help me...Thanks and God Bless....

10/5/2010 9:57:54 AM

I need to track sugar on my Nutrition page, but there is no way to do that. Every food label lists the content of Sugars; however, Spark Nutrition does not allow you to track this food nutrient. It does allow Fructose, Sucrose and Glucose, but food labels do not have this info listed. It is just listed as Sugars. I hope that this can be fixed.

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