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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good morning

I'm feeling much better today. My walking speed is improving and I'm feeling pretty good right now. I went to the gym yesterday after I got the stitches out my knee. I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes at a mere 1.5 pace and then the elliptical for 10 minutes.

I asked doc what I could do and I was surprised that he okayed the elliptical. The physical therapist recommended the bike and treadmill. Doc said no bike as I have pretty bad arthritis and bone on bone so that wasn't good right now. I can't do anything that causes pounding or grinding to knee. No squats emoticon , no lunges, running or jumping rope. He said it will take about 3-4 months to completely heal so of course losing weight is highly recommended.

I'm focusing more on being sure I'm not limping when I walk. After limping for a month I've sort of formed a habit of protecting the knee. This confirms that doing something for ....days can be habit So let's see if I can apply that to eat healthy.

So for now I'll continue going to the gym daily. Increasing my time and speed daily until I'm back to normal and greater. Get back to lifting weights again. Get serious with logging my food. Seriously thinking about joining weight watchers online to help me with logging and portion control. Will decide today. Keep drinking my gallon and doing my best to keep losing. At this point today I'm up in weight which I'm not happy about. So time to get really serious about my eating.

That's it for me today.

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HMBROWN1 7/22/2014 8:24AM

    Great that your knee is feeling better. Recovering from surgery is always tough! Best wishes.

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Sugar0814 she's awesome!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today's blog is dedicated to my virtual friend!!!

No matter what I blog about whether I'm struggling or going through an ailment or having success on this journey...she's always there with an encouraging word!

I just want to say thank you so much. You are a great supporter, cheerleader and praying friend. So special to me even though we're miles apart you're my BFF....thank you

I wish you an abundance of blessings and good health. We got this journey and we shall continue to succeed.

God always provide angels to carry us through. Sometimes you're not sure why paths cross but there is always a reason for everything. Thank you bunches

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SUGAR0814 7/18/2014 11:57PM

    You're so welcome! Thanks so much for the dedication! You are awesome! emoticon We will conquer this journey! One day at a time! emoticon emoticon

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    Thanks to modern technology we all have scads of friends whom we have never met and about whom we would be ignorant if not for the internet!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Weigh in day is upon me

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Okay short and sweet. I'm back down to 267.4 and in the 260s. Which is -2.8 this week. I can't complain since I'm home, lazing around....eating whatever I definitely can't complain.

I look forward to working out again. My knee is feeling much tighter today. I know I got to keep strengthening it. They used 3# ankle weights on me yesterday so I plan to get some. I've been watching some videos using them lately so they'll come in handy. Therapist said I need to build up strength in both knees and stretch to help me stay on this side of bone/joint healthy.

That's it for me today.

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SUGAR0814 7/17/2014 10:55PM

    Yay! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm doing the moon walk in your honor! Great job! Keep it up!

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Day #5 making a come back

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finished day 2 of my therapy and I actually felt like I was working out today. He used ankle weights today and I rode the bike as well. So I got a little workout done today.

Been good with logging in my food, staying in calorie range and drinking my water. So tomorrow is weigh in day and I'm believing there will be pounds loss.

Have a great day

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REDVELVET21 7/19/2014 11:47AM

    Hey Lady!!!!

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SUGAR0814 7/17/2014 12:06AM

    Great job!!! emoticon emoticon

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Recovering knee saga continues

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day #4 home with leg propped up and icing. Why is it when you're at work you want to be home? When you're stuck home you want to be at work or somewhere besides home? Hmmm...

So my therapy went really well. Very little swelling and great range of motion. God is sooooo good!!! Therapist was like wow okay you only need one more session. I know the fact that prayers are answered and because I kept staying active my healing is better.

Today I'm going to do my therapy workout and work my upper body and abs. My eating has been horrible. I've eaten out of boredom. Although I tried to snack on fruits and things like that. It seems that I'm eating all day. Fortunately I only have good stuff in the house. I haven't been getting up and going to get coffee or any other fast food junk. My honey is monitoring my car since he says I'm hard I'm not really suppose to be driving a lot but I can drive when necessary. To him that means to my therapy appointments. I'm being really good because I know I would be in the street somewhere probably trying to go to gym to walk. But I don't want any set backs so I'm staying indoors and icing every 30 minutes as required.

Good news is, the therapist said I'll be better by tomorrow and feeling 100% by Friday. Should be back to regular activities by weekend!!! Every one is so surprised but I'm not.

I continue to gulp my gallon of water daily. Staying positive. Maybe I can work on my goals and vision board while I'm home....hmmm

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SUGAR0814 7/15/2014 11:54PM

    emoticon Glad your honey is making you do right! You know we want to do our own thing!! Keep up the great job & you'll be back at 110%!!

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