Friday, January 11, 2013
My weight was up 1 1/2 lbs this week from last week, but I refuse to feel that I have failed.
Last Saturday, boyfriend and I went bowling for almost two hours, too much too soon! I hadn't been bowling in decades, and I had forgotten that it can be a strain on muscles. I twisted my knee or somehow pulled the muscles above and below the knee. So this week I have been taking ibuprofen and icing my knee for the pain and swelling. I know injured muscles retain water in order to heal. I also know that taking ibuprofen causes me to retain fluid. I stayed within my calorie range most days, walked (even though it was slow - I still had to walk the dogs everyday), and drank plenty of water.
Next week will be better. I WILL LOSE 52 lbs THIS YEAR.
I read that the best treatment for knee problems and arthritis is to lose weight if you are overweight. I do not want to end up having to have a knee replacement - - - I will lose this extra weight and take the added strain off of my knees!