I had an orthopedic surgeon tell me it was possible that I have a torn meniscus. I had an MRI done but it was inconclusive. I am quite active with lifting weights and walking daily. I experience stiffness in the back of my right knee on the inside. I wrap it with an ace bandage off and on. I stretch some. It is uncomfortable to stretch this area at times. I do a LOT of squats, weighted, and I don't want to injure my knee further but I also don't want to stop weight training. Will the continual use cause more damage? There is rarely pain just a feeling of being inflamed or swollen.View Thread
so far I still have considerable stiffness in the back of my knee. It is not changing in severity since i have increased my workout. I may need to go back to the ortho. i don't want to do anything to my knee that will prevent me from lifting. I don't want surgery even if that is the only way to fix this. I will deal with the stiffness. It is better when I take a diuretic but I can't live on those.View Thread
correction...I started in October of 2011! sorry! It is a long road and there are many potholes!!!! keep going, even if you slow down just remember where the gas pedal is and stomp on it!!! Keep us posted. I can encourage all day!!!View Thread
Simply put...just get back on track and stay there! you obviously know how to lose the weight...just get back to doing that. Be consistant and patient and the results will come. I started my journey October 2012 and it is always a battle but with perseverance I have managed to drop over 100 lbs. I may exercise everyday and eat right and still put on weight or atleast fail to lose any. Then again I am female which could contribute due to water weight gain monthly.View Thread
Thank you. I will talk to my trainer about strengthening this area more specifically. I used to have a lot of pain in the knee but with all the squats and lunges I do the knee has improved except for the stiffness that occurs occassionally. i will consider a second opinion if the stiffness does not subside when my workout routine increases next week.View Thread
have the same problem and find it to be very embarassing. It was especially wrenching when I weighed over 300 lbs. and others would express concern for my well being..."are you ok?" yes I'm fine. I'm really obese and I'm working really hard...of course I'm turning red...be concerned when I start turning blue...that is when there is a MAJOR problem!!!! Now that I have dropped over 100 lbs. it is easier to accept. Mostly because the way I look at it is at least I am out there doing something about my health!!! I wish I could have felt this confidence when I was heavier...maybe I wouldn't have stayed heavy for so long!! it has improved somewhat as my endurance has increased but my husband can still tell when I have had a good workout cause I am BEET RED!!!!View Thread
This is day number 2 for me now. I don't have a lot of cheerleaders or watchdogs to help me through this. My husband is complacent and as long as I don't nag him he won't say anything about what I do. I did try to bargain with him and told him I would quit smoking if he would start to exercise. So far that isn't working out for him. He says he is going to get off the couch, we will see...I know that he cares...I know that my trainer and my therapist "care" but that doesn't matter to me. I don't care WHO cares...my sister nagged me for the longest because she quit and assumed that because she did it I should be able to do it. Not always the case. I quit not because of how it affects others I quit now because I want to be HEALTHY and smoking cigarettes is not condusive with HEALTHY. I don't care enough about what other people think to do it for them. I have to keep doing it for me. Today I will be successful! Yesterday I did it and tomorrow I will be determined.View Thread
It is not something that I can make anyone understand that has not been where I have been. I am now at a weight that I haven't seen since I was 17 years old. I am now 44 years old. My newest battle is giving up the smokes. Today is the first day of a new journey for me. I have stopped smoking on many occasions. I have even stopped for 10 years before. I am no spring chicken and I have to stop thinking I can start tomorrow. Just like the day I tied on my running shoes I tell myself "All journey's start with one step." I am taking that step and I have no fear or angst of what I am missing I have only delight and joy of what I will be gaining during this new endeavor.View Thread
do the whole "you are so lazy" thing as well. I also justify by saying things to myself like..."you worked out two days ago, doesn't that count?" I try to talk myself into doing what i am supposed to do and generally get up and do something. I hired a personal trainer 8 months ago and he has been "out" due to being a wrestling coach as well. It has been VERY difficult for me to keep up my workout routine without him proding me along the way. I have bought a set of dumbbells and borrowed his olympic straight bar so I can practice at home. Motivating yourself to do the right thing is always a very difficult thing to do but we have to remind ourselves of the benefit we get from doing it. I have lost 109 lbs so far and have about 40 to go. I NEVER imagined I would be on this end of the weight loss scale. When I weighed over 300 lbs it seemed impossible that I would lose 100 lbs. Now I am only 40 lbs from my goal. It has given me the opportunity to experience life differently than I was experiencing at 300 lbs. I almost run when I walk because I am so much lighter. As a matter of fact I bought my first pair of running shoes this week. I have always wanted to participate in a sport but have been overweight most of my life. I have decided I am going to do this for me. I am going to RUN!!!!View Thread
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