Saturday, October 26, 2013
It has taken me 4 months to lose 15 lbs. But at least I'm losing and that makes me happy! 5 of those lbs have come off just in the last week and a half after trying the 5:2 fast diet. I feel very motivated to see if I can continue to lose with this diet. It feels easier to me to calorie restrict (500 calories a day) for just 2 days out of the week and then eat regularly (while not overdoing it) for 5 days. I do the 2 fast days when I'm at work and don't have time to eat or snack whenever. I'm also interested in the health benefits that studies on intermittent fasting are finding.
On another note, my right knee has been hurting and making it difficult to exercise since the end of June. Finally had an MRI and found to have a lateral meniscus tear of the right knee. This is a degenerative injury that fat and/or older people get, not a repairable injury that young athletes get. Got a cortisone shot and it feels much better. Still, the doctor thinks I should have a knee arthroscopy and a partial lateral meniscectomy. I think I will wait and see how long the relief from the cortisone shot lasts and maybe just give it more time. I really do not want surgery!