Hi and welcome to the team. Have you tried riding a three wheeler? It is easy on the knees and you can go at your own pace and when you want to stop you don't have to worry about having to put your leg down to hold you up.
If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
Eighteen pounds is very doable! Small changes add up to big changes, so you've made a great first step w/SP!
There are teams for knee problems - just go to the red Community tab, teams and input "knees" into the search field. They'll likely have some exercise ideas. (I erased my address line on my mac, or I'd share the actual link. Anyone know how to get it back? I pushed a 'magic' button :P). I don't know computers. *sigh*
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB! One person's food is another person's poison. __________ Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition
Yippee! Wonderful way to go! Hang in there as things do get better! I too had a hard time determining why I felt so bad, but now I know! And what a difference knowing makes. A couple of decent breads I have found go by the names of...Udi's & Rudi's. So far I like them better than most. Being gluten-free is hard and you need "back-up" to stay strong, but sooner or later you will have to decide for yourself if a "bite" of something is worth the misery. I decided, "NOT". Stay in touch and we can do this! Have a Blessed & GF day!
to the group! Sounds like you're on the right path. The right attitude is 1/2 the battle. look around the group and join in where you want. If you have any questions go ahead and ask, we offer a lot of knowledge and try to help each other on this journey.
current weight: 230.0
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 8 9/16/10 10:40 P
So I started getting really sick last winter, to the point eventually where I barely ate anything because every time I did, I was in terrible pain. Before I was sick I was about 181 pounds, and during that time I lost about 5 pounds. In the spring, I found out I most likely had celiac disease, so after all the blood tests and biopsies were finally done, I stopped eating gluten right away. In June I got the official diagnosis, but by then I already felt so much better so I knew that that was the problem.
So many times in the previous years I've tried to lose weight and failed, and I never understood why. When I lost so much after going gluten-free, I'm down to about 166-168 now, I realized that the disease is what was holding me back. I always beat myself up about it but it wasn't actually my fault. Celiac disease affects so many aspects of your life and health that you're not even aware of because you get used to it until you're diagnosed and see the huge difference in your life. For example it's amazing how much happier I felt, and I realized the disease was bringing me down and depressing me, but I didn't even realize that I was suffering or how much better I could feel. So the diagnosis, while a huge pain to have to work around every time I eat, was actually also a blessing.
Anyway, now that I have nothing holding me back from losing weight, I'd still like to lose some more. My goal right now is to get down to 150 pounds, if I reach that I'll be happy, and I'll see where I want to go from there. Right now that's 18 pounds away. I have really bad knees, so a lot of exercises are impossible for me, and I don't swim. I don't have anyone in real life to talk to about this and to motivate me, so I felt like the best thing I could do was join sparkpeople. I really hope that this website will help me reach my goal.
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