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Friday, January 11, 2013

Ever since the incident that cause my torn meniscus, I have been spinning out of control. The way that I was controlling my weight was with lots of intense exercice. I had found bootcamp and kettlebell classes that were working very well at reshaping my body and releasing some fat. Now I can only do stationary bike and swim some laps. I miss walking and I really miss bootcamp. Altough walking is very good for people with osteoarthritis but it doesn't help with the torn meniscus.

I have been eating my emotions ( what is new about that) and I am now at 257. Exactly where I was 6 years ago after losing my job having gone trough a very difficult very lengthy take over. I am being awaken every night by the pain in my knee and the lack of a complete night of sleep is a big stress for me. I am trying to do naps and basically reshape my sleeping habits but it is not an easy thing to do. My only hope for a break in the pain is an orthetic that cost 1400$ and is not covered by the insurance of my hubby. Plus it has to be change every year. So we are now saving money to buy one.

I am trying to make it very simple this time : less calories more activity. I have subscribe to the gym and they have a contest that ressemble biggest loser. Not in the approach but in the process ( 12 person chosen, 1 winner. weekly weight in, monthly coach meeting, suggested diet and personal exercice plan. Winner gets a trip for 2 to New York and lots and lots of gift). They will start the interview with all the people that apply in mid january and then if I am chosen it starts in mid march and it last 3 months). But I don't want to wait to see if I am chosen to start losing weight, because if I am not I am pretty sure that I would be devastated and I could use that as as excuse to just stop everything. I am talking about this contest because if it is the motivation I need I would really appreciate people on SP to send positive energy my way. If it is not what is best for me then I am asking SP people to send positive energy my way to find motivation for perseverance. I am asking a lot I know. emoticon

Well goodbye for now. I am babysitting 2 of my grandchildren this week-end so I know I won't be able to go to the gym but it was important to me to make an entry in my blog to remind me that this is the only way I can go. Lose weight and see my health improve or give it all up and not be there to enjoy all the beautiful things in my life.
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    Hi, I am sorry to hear about your colleague had same thing happened to her this past November while waiting for the bus it was slippery and well, you know the rest. Slowly but surely, I hope you do get selected at your gym either way we are here to support you:). emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Dealing with injury is difficult, but it can be done. I am lifiting your in prayer as well and knowing that you can do what you will do to move from where you are. I appreciate that you asked for energy and believe me, it is well, and will continue to be well. We are here for you. Blessings
    1897 days ago
    You have all the tools you need right here on Spark! It's great to see that you are back and determined to do the best you can with what you have.
    I was recently told that my lower back can't take anymore high impact exercise and was ordered to stop jumping and running right when I was into running and jump training, but I too had to change my exercise routine to compensate. Now I swim once a week, do yoga and walk. I haven't lost any weight in 15 months (which includes the time I've been running and jump training!), but I have maintained and really toned up a lot - probably from the yoga. Keep on keepin' on!!
    1897 days ago
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    You haven't given up and that is the key! Progress is progress no matter how large or small. At least you haven't quit yourself and you are pushing through and that should make you proud. Don't lose sight of your goals because of your set back work through it and around it and you are gonna do great.
    1897 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I hope you win the contest and it gives you the motivation you need, Enjoy your grandchildren.
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