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Activity May 12, 2013


Monday, May 13, 2013

I shredded my knee on Thursday... I could barely walk on Friday and Saturday, but woke up today and it felt decent so I headed back to the gym and back to the grind.
Meds I take:
Levothyroxine 150mcg
Prilosec 20mg
Allegra 180mg
Supplements that I take:
1000 IU of Vitamin D3
500mcg of Vitamin B12
800 mcg of Folic Acid
I just added in:
240mg of Vitamin C
2,000mg of Glucosamine
The pharmacist and studies I have looked at suggest adding the Vitamin C in as well as D3 (which I was already taking) to help with absorption and that it can take from 4-8 weeks to start seeing results from the Glucosamine but that it can make a huge difference and has reversed arthritis in some people. I have to try something as I have arthritis in the knee that is bothering me. I'm hyper-flexible(mobile) and it has been a problem my whole life. I tried to take care of it about 10 years ago with PT and some weight loss, which helped. Then my thyroid issue reared it's ugly head and I gained 100+lbs quite fast and until now, I've just accepted the pain and wreckage that my body has become. Back then I didn't believe the surgeon that I would end up in a wheelchair if I didn't take care of it, but I sure do now! Anyway...

Gym Time:
Stepper - 5min
Elliptical - 5min
Treadmill - 25min
Bike - 10min

I busted through all the soreness and the fact that my inhaler just wasn't cutting it for my asthma, but after 45 minutes I started getting sharp pains in my right knee and I know that I have to stop whether I want to or not at that point. I was disappointed I couldn't at least make it another 15 minutes, but I have to listen to my body.

HAHA! And I've started to notice that my red face spreads as the workout progresses. I'm thinking I may be able to gauge how good of a workout it has been by how far it spreads LMAO!
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TIAJEAN 5/14/2013 8:43PM

    LIVINGDEAD_GIRL - I do plan to incorporate strength training in soon. That is partly why I use the stepper. Once I can do a full 5 minute warm up on it, then I will be ready. Right now, my knee isn't ready... Asthma is a lovely thing, isn't it? I smoked for about 13 years and it wasn't until I was quit about 5 years before I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma (I believe you have the same type if I read correctly). My asthma wasn't that bad that day, I was just having a little breakthrough which I don't usually get. I think I took my inhaler too close to getting into the gym and didn't give it enough time to really work.

DJ4HEALTH - Thank you for the heads up! It is pretty confusing on how to take it to get the true affects.

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LIVINGDEAD_GIRL 5/13/2013 10:53AM

    Seems to me the you might want to look into some strength training to strengthen up your knee. When I dislocated my knee they had me doing everything from leg extensions to lying adductions. Also please be careful with your asthma, one asthmatic speaking to another, you don't want to push yourself to the point where you need a nebuliser treatment.

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DJ4HEALTH 5/13/2013 1:12AM

    I took those until my total knee replacement.

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DJ4HEALTH 5/13/2013 1:11AM

    Glucosamine should be taken with msm and Glucosamine/chondroitin is better and with MSM about 2000mg of it the Glucosamine/chondroitin- one should be about 1200mg and the other 1500 a day and to be taken with no other pills or you won't get good results from it because your body can only absorb so much at a time

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