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another step back


Sunday, March 10, 2013

I must rant on: I have injured my knee and have been off of it for two weeks! Having an MRI later in the week to see exactly what I have done now. I am just so discouraged. It seems like every time I get back on track with my health, something happens. My RA flares up badly, I injure myself, or an illness befalls me. I am not sure how much more I can take. I know I am feeling sorry for myself, but I have got to pull some weight off! I am not healthy! My thoughts about myself are in a horrible place right now. I just feel like I have failed. How do I pick myself back up? What can I do until I find out what I have done to my knee?
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JANNY316 3/10/2013 6:59PM

    Karen, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I have to remember that there are so many others out there with RA and similar issues like us. I am going to take your advice too. Lean proteins and light movement. Thank you again! You are inspiring.

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SEATTLE58 3/10/2013 6:50PM

    Oh Janny, I feel like I've been in your exact same place with RA and with having an unhealthy feeling! Just remember that no matter what, you can do it! You and I can't exercise like the normal Sparkers, but we can still be so careful about what we put into our mouths. Concentrate on cutting back some of the foods that you know can be more healthy. Like less breads, pastas, muffins, etc., and go for more lean protein like turkey, chicken, lean beef, pork, etc. Go low-fat sour cream, milk, cheeses, etc. I'm not an expert but I do know that when I jolted my body with changes like these, that I really lost weight. I also rode my recumbent bike alot, with increasing every week just a little bit. I know that maybe you can't bike with your knee but I know that it's virtually painless, but maybe not with an injured knee. Otherwise, you can always follow some of the upper body videos here on SP. These are just a few thoughts that maybe could help you. I just don't want you to feel so down. It is still possible to be healthier, even when we have some sort of disablity. emoticon to you, Karen

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