I'd definately keep active with chair exercises and arm weights, etc. Keep muscles toned up where you can.
Be sure to log food before you eat it. Logging would become important for me. I'm always amazed how much chicken and stirfry I can eat w/ such low calories. Look for those low calorie foods that can also last a while. I'm a grazer and like to munch, so low calorie foods are my friend. ;) Popcorn , honey nut cheerios, are good low calorie foods that last a while so I don't feel like I'm limiting myself any. Yogurt , salads w/ apple chunks, etc. Keeping your routine varied w/ also help. Lower calories some days, higher others may help out.
I went through a broken/messed up foot that kept me out for 6-8 months, then excuses kept me out for 3-4 months more. I didn't watch what I ate and just gave up. You're ahead of the game by preparing for this. You'll be fine since you can plan for this.
Something that helps me too is getting the lean cusine steamers for lunch many times. They are 270-340 calories and have a varied menu . It allows me to not get bored w/ my meals and my simple cooking. I always have one in my freezer at work so if I forget lunch or just don't know what I want I don't give up and get fast food.
Keeping the weights going may be a key to helping you out and check out some of the videos at Sparks, they may have more you can modify for yourself.
My husband had to get it done a couple of years back and it was a quick simple surgery. His tore like a half moon and they just clipped off the corner where it kept folding up under the knee cap. It was MUCH better afterwards. He can't kneel because he feels the pressure still or no quick turns w/ his knee or he gets a twinge, but can do everything else.
If you don't love yourself....how can you expect others to.
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