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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MRI Results are in!

I went to the doctor again on Monday, to learn the results of my MRI. Dr. Binzer wants to scope my left knee. (My first knee surgery was in 1998) This time he will remove some torn cartilage and move the kneecap over. The pain I have been experiencing is because one of the bones in my knee is rubbing on the back of the kneecap and it is wearing out the kneecap. Dr. Binzer gave me the option of waiting a few years or doing it now.   If we wait a few years we will be looking at a knee replacement, by scoping it now we are putting the knee replacement on hold for another 10 or 15 years. I really don’t want to even think about the pain involved with a replacement. So I decided to let him scope.

The surgery is scheduled for November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving. So while my family is eating Thanksgiving dinner I will be propped up on the couch.  I don’t need to eat all of that anyway. Now I need to get the house ready to be able to navigate on crutches (no toys in the floor). I also need to arrange for child care because a hospital waiting room is no place for a 4 year old, plus I want to be able to rest when I get home from surgery.

The work outs are going good, my 12 weeks with the trainer will end the week I have surgery so I need to work extra hard this next 4 weeks so I can show good final #’s.  My personal goal is to be below 200 in the next week. If I drink lots of water and really watch my diet I know I can do it. 

I realized last night while watching Biggest loser that I am like Elizabeth on the show.  I am a wimp and I give up on myself and make excuses.  If I don't do the work, I won't gain the rewards.  I know that I need to push through the pain and keep going.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Size 16!

Some of may not think a size 16 is anything special. But when you have been wearing a 18 or 20 it is a wonderful accomplishment.  The scales may not be showing big losses but I am wearing smaller pants.

I am really enjoying my more active life. I decided to ride my mountain bike on Friday afternoon. Elizabeth was on her bike and I was on mine with Becca and our dog Cookie running along with us. This sounded so good at the time but about a quarter of a mile into our adventure Becca was tired and we had to turn around.   Not to mention the fact that it was getting dark and  the stupid dog kept stopping in front of me.  I nearly had a wreck several times.

This afternoon I plan to chain  the dog and then run off from all of them and try my best to get in a good workout.   We have over 200 acres for me to explore just like Brian and I did when we were kids.  I am really looking forward. 

 If I get to tired Wade can always come in the truck to rescue me.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mi vida loca

My crazy life. 
This has been a couple of crazy weeks.  We seem to be constantly running from one activity to another. 
Last Tuesday night was the Healthy Woman event where Ali Vincent was the guest speaker.  It was wonderful to get to meet Ali and hear about her experiences on the show.  (I will try to post the photo's just as soon as I get time to up load them.)  While at the event I saw a friend who I hadn't seen in months, she had lost 80lbs and is looking amazing.  I am so happy for her.   Ali said that when she didn't thing she could walk any more on the treadmill she would go one minute on & one minute off.  She said " I can do anything for a minute."  That was going through my head as my knee was hurting yesterday at the gym.  I can do this, one minute at a time.

On the work out and diet front I haven't been doing so good on loosing the weight.  I think I have been eating out too much.  So this week I have been carrying my lunch and trying to stay on target.  I did extremely well yesterday.  When I added my callories for the day I discovered that I had only eaten 660 callories all day,  no wonder I was still hungry at bed time.  The good news was that my scales showed a loss of another pound this morning.!!!!!

Gotta run nearly time to go to the gym.