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Monday, February 11, 2019

Here's the latest since my last blog about getting back to the gym. I have been going regularly and have worked out with the personal trainer for about 5 sessions. Its a good start. However, I had an unexpected financial need arise which forced me to stop paying for a personal trainer which is a bummer. However, I do hope to be able to restart with him sometime in the future.

Now, the good news: my knee pain has subsided significantly which I believe is a result of following his plan to (1) stop using the treadmill, (2) start taking glucosemine, and (3) continue working out regularly. Also, the best news is that I have dropped one size in my pants and tops...and the scale continues to creep along slowly in the right direction. I have accepted the fact that I am not running a race to get this weight off and that it really does take time to permanently change old bad habits. (For example, he wants me to give up bread...hmmm, having trouble with that one.)

My Next Challenge: Its been two years since my last colonoscopy so I am now due for the next one which is scheduled for this coming week. UGH!!! I am NOT looking forward to it at all but realize its all a part of taking better care of myself. So, onward and upward!
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  • K1TT3N
    Good plan
    376 days ago
    Oh, I forgot to mention, I recently made a keto "banana" bread that's pretty good. You can't really eat it like bread, because it's very calorie dense, but it's also very filling. So I thought I'd toss this out there as an idea since you're having trouble with the idea of giving up bread. If I make it again, I'm going to use more banana extract, also add some vanilla, and probably swap the sunflower and sesame seeds with crushed macadamia nuts. That would be so good with a little whipped cream.
    376 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Its sort of like the old joke:
    You: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this ..."
    Doctor: "Well, don't do that then."

    If running on the treadmill aggravates your knees, do something else (swimming?).

    I agree glucosemine can really help with cartilage, and healing of those sorts of things, it takes time.

    If you have cut wheat from your diet (low carb, or Keto), then that can be part of it too. Many folks have inflammation from eating wheat.

    376 days ago
    Glad to hear your knee is improving. I made a note for myself about Glucosamine in case I want to try it some day, although my joint pain isn't usually in my knee. I'm getting to that age when the doctors want to start doing tests, and I keep putting it off. I was supposed to get my first colonoscopy 5 years ago and I still haven't done it. I'm not ready to "older adult" yet, lol. I switched primary care doctors and I see my new doctor in April, so I'll see how it goes from there. As for your weight loss, slow and steady is a great way to lose weight, so don't be discouraged. :0)
    376 days ago
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