CARNETTE2's SparkPeople Blog CARNETTE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Losing slowly....... and knee still hurts! 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'... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 02:02:53 EST Knee still hurts I have been experiencing right knee pain, catching, and snapping sensations for over two months now (after doing a 90 degree wall squat.) Stupid me, why did I do that?! The acute, "keep me up all night" pain has subsided, but get sharp pain if I twist it even a tiny bit in either direction. Think I might need a knee arthroscopy. Maybe there's a piece of torn meniscus getting caught in there. In the meantime, in an attempt to keep up some calorie burn and tone muscles, I am doing upper body e... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 22:54:08 EST Ouch, aches and pains :( I'm encouraged that I've been consistently doing some exercise everyday, even if only ten or twenty minutes. Discouraged though at how much my right knee is hurting. I guess my body is protesting. After all, I've asked very little of it for years, now all of a sudden I'm making it work. I've mostly been using my elliptical and I think that might be what's hurting my knee. I'm thinking of switching to walking and see if the pain improves. Don't want the pain to become an excuse to stop exercis... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:45:36 EST Here goes...... This is my first time ever to post a blog. My story I know will sound all too familiar to most. I have lost and gained weight multiple times throughout my adult years, always gaining back more than I lost each time. <BR> <BR> I've never been thin. I was a fat baby, a fat toddler, a fat child and teenager, and a fat adult most of my life. I am one of 6 siblings and none of my siblings were fat. I don't know how it happened that I was the only fat baby and child. I know why I remain fat as an... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:31:24 EST