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I have not failed...

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!

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    emoticon emoticon You sure have the right attitude.
    1683 days ago
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    Keep resting the knee. It is one of the hardest injuries to recover from.

    You are so right losing weight is the best thing for the knees. For every pound lost it is like taking 4lbs off the knees.

    Keep going
    1683 days ago
    I hate the setbacks of getting (even mild) injuries while working on weight loss.


    [sigh] I have arthritis too, and many other medical maladies to manage, so I hear you! Balance....

    Keep the positive attitude emoticon emoticon
    1683 days ago
    Ouch! That's no fun. And you're right, you haven't failed! You haven't failed until you stop trying! Every time you decide to keep going despite a setback is a success! emoticon emoticon
    1683 days ago
    The pound and a half gain could be the fluid from your injury. So glad you aren't going to use this as an excuse to stop your goals from happening.
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