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Breaking Through My Plateau, How I Did It

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.


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"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIDNIGHTER1 11/21/2012 10:34PM

    Eventually the pain will subside and you can be pain free. Congrats on continuing to lose weigh even with limited mobility. I wish you a speedy and full recovery.

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X5X52000 11/20/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon Sprink!

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EFFIEANNIE 11/19/2012 7:13PM

    Sorry to hear you were in ER. Hope you are ok now and ready to move forward and downward in a safe healthy way. Let me know if you need anything!

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SPRINKLECHEZ 11/19/2012 3:26PM

    Thank you for your support and encouragement as I make this fantastic voyage. Your support of my blogs really is like magic for me, giving me strength, eeping me positive and forever grateful for the SparkFriends that I have in my life. May God bless you today and every tomorrow. Your friend - "Sprink?"

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SH9719 11/19/2012 9:17AM

    Great recovery. Good luck with the new knee. It sound like it will have less weight on it very soon.

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TRACYZABELLE 11/19/2012 3:57AM

    doing great Sprink ! Keep up the good work!

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ANGIEN9 11/18/2012 10:32PM

    Good Job Sprink!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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CHYNNA81 11/18/2012 8:43PM

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Good for you. Glad you continue to progress.

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MISSKELEBEK 11/18/2012 8:17PM

    Your making incredible progress on your weight loss :) I'm glad to hear your eating pattern is better too :) Don't over do it as you don't want to end up having any set backs as you heal :)

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PURPLE180 11/18/2012 8:15PM


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LJOYCE55 11/18/2012 7:56PM

  Great to hear that the surgery was so successful for you and that you can restart your progress. Fantastic weight loss. Keep up the good work.

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