My knee, my knee, oh my GOSH my knee!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The verdict is in on my knee - patellar tendon tear and mcl tear. And ITBS caused by running with poor form caused by my messed up knee and being overweight. I have exercise to do at home, and I have been admonished to lose 25 lbs MINIMUM before I begin to run. And also, be completely off the painkillers. My PT would prefer I lose 40 before I begin to run, but we shall see how I do at 25. Problem is, NOTHING is working for me. NO diet (meaning way of eating) is working. When I follow the SP plan I gain. When I eat whole grains, veg andd fish or chicken, I don't lose anything.

I found out I am gluten intolerant. So going gluten free for a month to see if it helps with everything, and hoping it will. My nutritionist suggested low-carb diet because its effective especially with jump starting weight loss and very easy to do if you are new to being gluten free. So that begins tomorrow. Will be VERY hard because I have a big time sweet tooth, but I know I need to break that addiction.

Today I walked for 40 minutes, 3.5 speed at 12% incline. It went well. I hope to continue that and regular walking until I am able to do more. My injuuries come from overuse, so eventually they will heal and I will be able to slowly increase my activity :L)
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