Thursday, August 22, 2013
I think I joined Sparkpeople in 2008. Since that time I have lost 20 pounds but regained 25. Some of that time I have worked hard and given every effort, other times I have done alright but not great and then there are the times--the weeks--I just totally gave up and ate whatever I wanted.
But I no longer have that luxury. I had a follow-up for my knee surgery yesterday and the doctor told me that I will most definitely need a knee replacement, it's not a matter of if but when.
However, I can delay it if I would just lose some weight. He explained the pressure put on the knee when the body carries around extra weight, particularly when climbing stairs.
I find that losing weight is no longer a desired goal but now is a necessary goal.
The discouraging thing is that my running days are over. Have any of you been able to lose 30 pounds without running? It seems like almost all weight loss success stories include running and 5ks. While I wasn't a "runaholic", I enjoyed running and am very sad that those days are over. I can't think about it too much. At least I can still walk!