Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I'm feeling much better today. My walking speed is improving and I'm feeling pretty good right now. I went to the gym yesterday after I got the stitches out my knee. I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes at a mere 1.5 pace and then the elliptical for 10 minutes.
I asked doc what I could do and I was surprised that he okayed the elliptical. The physical therapist recommended the bike and treadmill. Doc said no bike as I have pretty bad arthritis and bone on bone so that wasn't good right now. I can't do anything that causes pounding or grinding to knee. No squats , no lunges, running or jumping rope. He said it will take about 3-4 months to completely heal so of course losing weight is highly recommended.
I'm focusing more on being sure I'm not limping when I walk. After limping for a month I've sort of formed a habit of protecting the knee. This confirms that doing something for ....days can be habit forming....lol. So let's see if I can apply that to eat healthy.
So for now I'll continue going to the gym daily. Increasing my time and speed daily until I'm back to normal and greater. Get back to lifting weights again. Get serious with logging my food. Seriously thinking about joining weight watchers online to help me with logging and portion control. Will decide today. Keep drinking my gallon and doing my best to keep losing. At this point today I'm up in weight which I'm not happy about. So time to get really serious about my eating.
That's it for me today.