Still Frustrated but had wake up call

Monday, November 15, 2010

Okay I binged a little.. a lot this weekend. So I have to work a lot extra. Can't complain about a plateau if I'm screwing it up right?

Since I've lost the 20+ pounds, the knee pain that I have had in my left knee has all but gone away. Well until last Wednesday. I had achiness in both knees Wednesday. Okay, they are arthritic, and the weather is changing, so maybe that's it. Thursday I was bowling and by the third game, I was almost in tears. The left knee hurt as bad as it had before the weight loss. I wasn't sure I was going to finish. I did, we went home and I iced it, wrapped it and of course took the requisite drugs. If I do something stupid and gain any of this weight back, that will be a daily occurence, not just a once in awhile thing. So I have to remember that. and I think that was my wakeup call.

I just hate my body's reaction to stress right now. Everyone around me loses weight when they are stressed. WHY can't I? Why do I gain it, even if I don't bing? So frustrating.

I'm basically just blabbing right now. Needed to vent. Thinking about pawning my wedding ring to pay for some expenses. My husband just refuses to let me do that, but it may be our last option. I see no light at the end of the tunnel to make things better.
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    I really understand the stress stuff. We're up to our eyeballs in debt and every time we turn around, there's more of it! I know you're suffering, and what I hope more than anything is that you don't give up! emoticon emoticon
    3113 days ago
    PS - this is a separate thought from the knee reply. As far as some of your money woes, instead of pawning your wedding ring, have you considered having yard sales ?

    One man's junk is another man's treasure. You'd be surprized what people will buy ! I'm shocked at what sells at yard sales. I know, I buy all sorts of stuff ! LOL !!!

    So, a yard sale might be a good way to get some quick cash quickly. Just check the weather and do it on a nice day before winter sets in. You'd think yard sales are just for the summer, not true. I saw two yard sales yesterday. it's not too late.

    3113 days ago
    Ah, knee injuries, the gift that keeps on giving. I feel your pain. No, seriously, I have really bad knees too. Like you, when I lost the weight, I thought my knees would get better. Well, on one level they did, on another, they didn't.

    The fact is, a person never really totally recovers from knee problems. We have good days and bad days. that's the way my life has been since I blew out my ACL as a teenager. Keeping my weight down helps. However, do you know what's really helped my knees ? yoga.

    I've been taking yoga for the last three years and as a result, I have much more mobility and fewer "pain" instances. They aren't perfect. they never will be. But, yoga has helped a lot. You won't see immediate results. It's going to take a long time, but yoga can make a difference. There are poses you will have to modify. otherwise, your knees will be screaming at you. But, if you stick with it, you will see very small changes.

    And when you have bad knees, small changes make a difference.

    So, keep that knee wrapped up. Go put some ice on it. Ice helps a lot too.

    3113 days ago
    Vent away my dear! Sometimes just getting it out and seeing things in black and white can really help to process. Take good care of yourself, you are so worth it.

    3113 days ago
    I'm sorry you are still struggling. Have you thought about trying some yoga or deep breathing to relieve some of the stress. Perhaps if you can find some stress reducer that will help your body left go of some weight that it thinks it needs.

    Praying for you.

    3113 days ago
    Sorry things haven't started to turn around yet.
    Just keep working on yourself and the plateau will change.
    3113 days ago
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