Sunday, May 30, 2010
I had a very productive week and am really feeling like I can be more active.
Since I had my knee scoped on the 20th of May, it feels much better. I waited a week and started riding my recumbent bike again, with much less pain. I even went walking for a few minutes and didn't have to stop to let it feel better!
Yesterday, I sealed and stained my deck and planted my vegetable garden. I have never planted anything before, so I'm guardedly hopeful for fresh produce this summer. If not there is always the farmers market.
After church today I will pull my old bike out of storage and get it ready to ride. If I can stay upright, I will be able to add some more outdoor cardio to my routine.
Since my office is closed tomorrow for Memorial Day, I plan to do some fishing. With any luck at all I should be eating fresh walleye for dinner tomorrow night. If not, I will have some nice quiet time outdoors.
Finally, when I weighed in this morning, I lost more weight. I am now below what I weighed when I graduated from high school in the late sixties.
I am very thankful for such a wonderful week and wish the same for everyone.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I had my arthroscopic surgery on my right knee yesterday morning. Everything went very well and I left the surgery center at 3:20 PM. The Doctor told me I could put as much weight on the leg as I was comfortable with as soon as I could. I was using crutches for the rest of the day, but switched to a cane this morning.
Since I was feeling good and today is my day for upper body strength training, I borrowed my brother in law's dumbells and did 8 of the 10 exercises I had scheduled (with some modifications due to the equipment). It felt so good, that I actually walked (pretty slowly and with the cane) for 10 minutes.
It looks like my rehab and recovery is going to be very rapid. I can hardly wait to get back at it full strength!!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This morning I will make the 2 1/2 hour drive from home to Fargo, ND for a bone density scan and to visit with my friend about lab results from the physical he gave me last Friday. Then tomorrow morning my sister and brother in law will take me to the orthopedic center for my knee surgery. I thank God that they live there so I can stay with them after.
I am having arthroscopic surgery to clean all the "junk" out of the joint, so it is same day surgery and the recovery time should be short.
I am praying it helps with pain and movement. I have my old bike (that I haven't been on in years) just screaming for attention. LOL
By Saturday or Sunday, I should be back home preparing to rehab and really up my activity level.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I am very happy with the progress I have made over the past year, but there are bumps in the road on any journey. I encountered on last week - that I put there myself. I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I had gained back 3 pounds that I have worked so hard to lose!! And I did it all myself!!!!! I got lazy about portion control, tracking everything, and stopped thinking about what I KNOW is right for me. Now I have the opportunity to use the advice I always give to others - let it go, use it as a learning experience, and move forward. I will get back on track from this moment on!!!!
I am having knee surgery on Thursday, so the exercise time and intensity will be less for a while, so I will have to be even more careful about calorie intake.
I am trying very hard to think of this as a short detour on my longer journey to being more healthy and fit. I don't tell myself I can do it. I say I WILL DO IT!!!!
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