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A Long Time Missing

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I haven't been on in SOOOO long! This year has been a year of struggles for me.

I broke my foot in February which put me through surgery and into a boot for 12 weeks, the first 8 bearing no weight! I rented a knee walker to get around at work during that time. However, it happens to be the WORSE knee that was on the cart! After the 8 weeks I could walk on the boot. After another 4 I was given the all clear to walk on it....and a week later I did a "toe pick" fall and fell on that knee on the cement floor! OUCH! I have been nursing it along since.

I went to an ortho surgeon and will getting a total knee replacement. This is NOT due to the fall but to arthitis that I have had a long time. The fall just aggrevated it! He measured from the upper bone, down the knee and onto the lower bone, saying that 7 degrees was normal. My right knee is over 20 degrees! Not wonder my hip, back and everything else hurts!

I have gained approximately 30+ pounds in the past year and a half. I am NOT a happy camper!

So I started tracking my food again, doing some pre-surgery exercises to build up the leg muscles (hoping this will speed up my recovery) and journaling. I still need to STOP the McD's coffee (all though it is NONfat, sugerFREE latte) and drinking more water. I have found that water tastes yucky now! So this is going to be a challenge in itself!

Please pray for me for strength to get through all this stuff and that the weight will start coming off again. I would like to lose at least 10 pounds before me surgery....and that's in 21 days!
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    I emoticon McD's lattes! I am def addicted to them.
    1631 days ago
    Sorry you were injured. Welcome back to spark people. You are going to do greatness your weight loss journey. Cheryl. emoticon
    1632 days ago
    1632 days ago
    McDonald's coffee is second only to Starbucks in terms of awesomeness and evilness. I too have a slight addiction to it!

    The good news is, the non-fat lattes aren't bad for but you are right in that you need to drink more water.

    You can do this! Keep focused and keep strong!
    1632 days ago
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