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No!! Not again!! Dang that knee!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

It seems that every time I start on a new weight loss and exercise program I end up hurting something: knee, sciatic nerve, lower back, foot. You name it, it's been hurt. Well after a very good start, and not to mention having a great time on my new mountain bike, my knee gave out while doing my 8 day of 28-day challenge video. Nothing fancy just a little bit of shuffling of the feet. Boy talk about pain and weakness! Well this is where I would normal get so upset that I'd totally give up on everything -- exercise AND diet. Well not this time. This time I'm acknowledging that I need to rest the knee (my son says at least a week to start) and watch my nutrition even closer to make sure that I don't gain that I have already lost back. This a total turn-around attitude for me and I'm so happy with it. I now know that bumps in the road are not the end of the road. I will still reach my goal, just maybe not as soon as I'd planned. But I will reach it!

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NEWAGAIN 3/6/2011 1:33PM

    I have knee issues but don't allow it to deter me from my exercises. I just go lighter with my weights on days it is most uncomfortable and/or allow it to rest along with taking something for pain and inflammation. I feel increasing muscle in my upper and lower legs gives additional support to my knees, too. I hate to imagine what the knees would be like if I did not exercise. Rest your knees and maybe do more upper body exercise during that rest period to continue caloric burn.

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STAFFORDROSE 3/3/2011 4:51PM

    Thanks EEpomy4 for reading my blog. Yes, I'm thankful for my new attitude -- it's gonna save me this time! Couldn't figure out how to leave this message on your page. Hope you see it here.

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FENWAYGIRL18 3/2/2011 11:39AM

    I also have chronic joint pain and can sympathize with you...
GREAT attitude to have and I really hope you'll be feeling better soon! emoticon

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KKINNEA 3/2/2011 11:34AM

    Great job - sounds like you have the tools and attitude to get through this temporary setback.

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EEPOMY4 3/2/2011 11:26AM

    As someone who has CHRONIC knee problems- I completely know where you are coming from. You have a GREAT attitude about tracking your food and not letting this set back throw away everything you worked for.

Take it one day at a time! emoticon

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