Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Doctor told me to lose weight...

I went to my orthopedist yesterday to have my knee checked out (it has been swollen for 2 full weeks). After doing some tests, and letting me know some things I already knew (my knee cap doesn't function properly since it leans to the side causing extra pain), she gave me the prescription.

I need to lose weight.


And then the pain and discomfort in my knees, ankles, and lower back should all go away. I used to pray that the doctor would say something to me that would force me to stay motivated to lose weight, but it was totally different hearing it. I have always had problems with my joints, and I have never been told that it could be weight related. I felt that because I look okay, and not like my obese BMI number, that it shouldn't affect me much. Guess I was wrong. The weight that I have been carrying plus the stress that the car accident put on my knees has become too much. 

So what does this mean?

I need to get it together...and my biggest problem is still my nutrition. On January 7th, I will begin the New Year, New Rules 15 day program. This couldn't come at a more perfect time. I MUST stick to this plan for at least 15 days to reap the benefits and who knows, maybe it will turn into a lifestyle. I also have exactly 175 days until Fitbloggin where I want to be the best I can be mentally and physically. That's 6 months away.; I ain't got NO excuses. 



12 comments:

  1. I wish you the very best on your weight loss journey.

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  2. I have same same knee problems and I swear it's gotten better since we started #50in52 although recently running has made it start acting back up. I know you'll make great progress before Fitbloggin', while you're there and beyond!

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  3. Hi there Kimberly! I'm sorry about your knee but wish you luck with the weight loss. Just discovered this blog, awesome that you're in Shape, I'm going to go check it out. Happy New Year. I'm brand new so I have to figure out the blogger commenting system. I'll be back soon!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Joi! And thank you for your well wishes! I need all the luck I can get. :)

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  4. Sorry to hear about the knee problems. I hope the new eating plan helps you out and you get to where you need to be. I'm rooting for you!

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  5. I know when I was heavier I had lots of back and joint problems. Since I lost over 60 lbs I haven't had those problems anymore. Occasionaly when I run my heel will hurt but not all the time. I am glad you found something to motivate you to lose weight. :0) Good luck. I know you can do it. :)

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    1. Really?! I am excited for the day when I can say the same!

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  6. You can do it! You will do it :) I'm rooting for you !!!

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    1. Thanks Faith! You and I both know I've been at this for awhile! I've got to get it done!

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