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10/25/12 Arthritis commercial was motivation

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I have been saying I need to get moving again and this morning I saw some good motivation. It was a commercial put out by the Arthritis Foundation. The ad showed a very overweight man dancing - he was quite good and really had some fun moves. Then the words came "For every pound you lose, you take 4 pounds of pressure off your knees."

That was it!! My knees have been killing me so I have used that and the gym canceling a class I liked to do less work!! Therefore gained 4 pounds!!

So I got up and went to the gym - I swam 3/4 of a mile and then water walked the last 1/4. Tada!! I exercised in a way that did not pressure my knees. And now I am determined to take off that 4 lbs again and keep it off!! 4 x 4 = 16 lbs of pressure OFF my knees!! I can do it!!

The plan is now to do either yoga or swimming on Tues and Thurs when I used to go to the class. No excuses. No whining.

I know fellow sparkers will have my back! WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!!
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    Good for you!

    And thanks for that tid-bit! I haven't seen that commercial, but will have to share the info with my husband. He's lost nearly 40lbs and just mentioned this morning that his knees haven't been bothering him nearly as much. Makes sense! 4lbs of pressure per!

    2017 days ago
    That commercial has a point. Knee pain when I weighed 207 was what first got me started on both strength training and trying to lose weight. For several years, I took glucosamine/chondroitin supplments for the knees. Once, I ran out and got the knee pain back in a week.

    With the weight gone, I quit the gluc/chon at the end of a bottle. That was over a month ago, and my knees are fine. At 195, I needed the gluc/chon. At 162, I don't.
    2033 days ago
    Woohoo, way to get out there!
    2033 days ago
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