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8/25/13 2:26 P

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Hello again. I hope you are doing okay and have found all the information you are looking for? If not just ask. One of us will surely have the answer or know where you can find it. Good Luck on your journey.

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8/24/13 8:01 A

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Welcome to the team!

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8/19/13 12:20 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.

Phil


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8/18/13 11:04 P

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Welcome to the team.

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8/18/13 10:38 P

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Welcome Sweetelie! It is so sad to see a young person with this disease. I am 63 and was 60 when I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. As someone else suggested, you may try water aerobics. And I also have been doing the Sparkpeople seated and low impact aerobic videos. Of course you wont lose as quickly as when you were so active and running, but you will lose. Also, you may need to adjust your diet. But everything you will need is right here on Sparkpeople. The best of louck to you.
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8/18/13 9:11 P

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Hello Sweetlelei

If you have access to a pool you might wanna try exercising in the water as it is easier and painless. Hope this helps.



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8/18/13 8:06 P

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Hello Team!

I just joined the ¨Challenged by Arthritis¨ team in hopes to get some support and feedback from others who also suffer from Knee osteoarthritis. I am 28 years old and had two knee surgeries in my teens due to sports. Now, 12 years later, I have been diagnosed with this degenerative disease and just finished my PT.

I joined SparkPeople on July 4, 2010 and by September 1, 2011 I had dropped 62 lbs. I had never been so happy, energetic, motivated and confident in my life! I started running after 6 months of joining SP and I saw the weight melt off. I had found a new passion for running and I almost never missed a scheduled run. I started with the '5k your way' training programs in January 2011 and then built my way up to running a half marathon by April 2012. I had knee soreness and stiffness from time to time but my active lifestyle kept me from feeling any pain. Last June 2012, things turned for the worst. I started feeling pain in my knee and numbness in my thigh when I was running, so I cut back to shorter distances which helped but due to other unplanned life circumstances I started gaining weight. In February of this year I decided to get a checkup and sure enough the doctor diagnosed me with knee osteoarthritis and advised me not to run anymore.

I am quite bummed because I cannot seem to get my motivation back. Running was my motivation. I miss it! Of the 60 lbs I lost, I have gained 22 of them back and am struggling to lose the weight again.

If any of you have any advice on how to get back on track or words of encouragement in regards to knee osteoarthritis, I would greatly appreciate it.

I look forward to reading/commenting on others posts and learning from all of you.

Cheers!

Sweetlelie

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