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Knee, challenge, etc.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

- My knee is healing up very nicely. The only thing I have not tried yet is a workout at the gym. Maybe later this week...

- My 50+ Mens Team is doing a "Projects" challenge -- have seen some interesing and "challenging" challenges -- finish a room, siding on a house, etc. All good things that we can contribute to our families. It has got me thinking about some other ideas for challenges.

- And my wife retired from her company! Good for her, bad for them! I am glad she did it -- the stress was getting high, and no one needs that.


Knee Surgery a Success!

Monday, April 16, 2007

I had my knee surgery last Thursday (4/12), and I consider it a success! No more pain on the inside part of my knee! I'm walking around pretty good around the house (althought I'm nor ready to kneel on the knee yet -- give it some time!). Pretty much stayed off of it for the 1st two days, then started to resume some normal stuff, like going out, seeing a play, etc.

Heading for AZ later this week, so it will get the airport test next. Hope to get out for a walk before then (assuming the rain stops!!).

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TOSHMAN 4/25/2007 12:39PM

  good for you, man. I've been reading your recent comments on the Over 50 Men's club group, and I really like you're attitude. It is mine, also. I don't like thinking "Diet", so I just try to keep my food healthy and lowfat when possible. steer clear of junk food, but substitute with good tasting options. my wife is very supportive and keeps me in line. She just turned 50 last October, and has been slender always, though I go up and down like a re-usable balloon !! She's the health-nut of the family.

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I am glad your surgery went well and that you are doing good. I wish you a speedy fully recovery.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I wasn't terribly surprised today when my Dr gave me the results of the MRI on my left knee -- torn meniscus on the inside part of my knee. April 12 is the surgery date, and if it goes like my right knee surgery did, I will be pretty much back to normal stuff in a week. Amazing!

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    That is great that you know what it is and it will be fixed.

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A little is better than none...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Weigh in day -- 1.2 pound down over the past two weeks. I did not weigh in last week as I spent the long weekend before with friends and family celebrating my 50th birthday, and frankly, did not eat or exercise as well as I had been. But, in defense, it was my 50th birthday! :-D

So back on track this week. Got to BodyPump and Yoga last night. Eating lots more fruit and veggies, etc. And, in spite of only 1.2 pounds, I am under 270 for the first time in awhile. And the clothes are fitting great!!

My next mini goal is in sight -- 265 by 4/19. I can do it!

The only potential roadblock is the results of the MRI I had done on my left knee (which I will hear about on 3/28). The knee has been killing me for months, so even though the thought of getting the knee scoped isn't pleasent (I had my right knee done a few years ago, and it has been great!), if it will help me exercise better and in less pain, that is OK!

Here's to another week of healthy eating, living, and few less pounds on the frame!

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    Congratulations on the loss and on making 50 years old.

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The weight keeps coming off!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I have to admit I was a little tentative stepping on the scape this morning. It had been three weeks since I had last done it, as I had to curtail my exercise program a few weeks back due to a nasty back ailment. So, I decided to wait until I started exercising last week to step back on the scale in case there had been any temporary weight gain that might have been deflating.

Well, I was plesently surprised -- not only had I lost weight since my last weigh-in, it had actually allowed me to beat my 2nd mini goal of 272 by 3/15 (my birthday) by 2 pounds -- 270!!

So I am proving to myself that diet and exercise can be beneficial (I thought it was a hoax!). I stil think the big keys have been the amount of water and added fruit and veggies, but whatever the case, it's working!!

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I love it. Congratulations. I see you are following the plan. It does work. Keep going, it gets better.

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