Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wow, when I realized that the last time I had tracked my weight it was a month ago my first reaction was wow - it took this long? But when you've followed my story, especially my lack of mobility and struggles with proper diet, it's not that hard to see why it took me a month before the scale resumed it's downward march.
I AM FINALLY UNDER 230 LB - TODAY'S WEIGHT 228 LB - TOTAL LOSS 98 LBS
There to are two things that happened which were key to making this possible. First was having my knee replaced on Nov 6th - which has already increased my mobility and activity level. The second thing was my post knee surgery diet where I eat two to four 6oz Dannon Lite Yogurt along with my protein shaket and high fiber or protein bars. I have maximized protein since surgery and now have a more regular eating pattern which seems to have really helped my energy level.
The side benefit to all of this is that I can tell I am gaining muscle and losing inches. I hope to update my measurements later this week. As for my knee recovery, it has been painful - but worth it. According to my in-home physical therapist and nurse, I am ahead of schedule, but need to temper that so as not to become overconfident in my ability to do things. That was all too evident today as I sat in ER this afternoon while my Medical Team adjusted my pain meds to offer at least bareable relief. Home now for a couple hours, that relief is kicking in and I am off to relax this Sunday night away.
I hope that this note finds each of you at the end of a great week and the be beginning of a week filled with blessings beyond your wildest imagination. Your friend - "Sprink"