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Which came first, the eating or the exercise?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

On previous work to lose weight, I've focused on the food. Eating less, cooking smarter. One time (successful at the time) I paired my eating with exercise. But, I had never started with exercise.

This time I did. Last June, I started working out with a trainer twice a week. My goal was to strengthen my body in anticipation of a knee replacement in a year's time. In January, I decided to be very intentional about how, what and how much I was eating. The results are very gratifying. I'm down 28 pounds in 138 days. I miss exercising if I'm away from it.

Best of all, the knee replacement is looking like it will be out a couple more years. My muscles are supporting it better, and it's carrying much less weight. The pain is so much less. I can wait.
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    What a wonderful testimony of all your hard work and consistency. Just amazing. So glad your knee can wait. Woo Hool
    479 days ago
    I tend to focus more on exercising because that helps to keep me motivated. When I am trying to push through a tough run or bike ride I try to be grateful that my body CAN do this. My dad has COPD and has done a number on his body with his smoking. I do not want my loved ones to worry and fear my health in the same way my sisters and I have with him - not for things within my control at least.

    What an awesome benefit to your lifestyle change that you can hold off on that knee replacement. Our bodies are fairly forgiving when we're treating it right :)
    479 days ago
    Way to go. You were able to push back surgery just by strengthening you knee. That is great. It is nice when things go the right way.
    479 days ago
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