20 Pounds in 3 Months
Monday, July 30, 2018
Is that a reasonable amount? Is my orthopedist being a jerk? I don't know, but i am going to do my absolute best to make it happen. My right knee is so painful now. I have no cartilage in there whatsoever and it hurts when i walk and when i don't walk. It keeps me awake and it reminds me when i am sitting. I just have to get it fixed. I am fortunate. I have short term disability and i am going to increase the amount during open enrollment at work and i will be able to earn 70% of my pay. Then i can have my surgery at the beginning of the year and life will be good. or at least better. Its funny because the fibromyalgia is very quiet right now. I am so thankful for that because i couldn't imagine dealing with that on top of the knee pain. That would be horrible.
Oh, the 20 pounds thing. I saw my orthopedist last week and he told me that i needed to lose 20 pounds by the time he sees me again in 3 months. and then we will set things in motion for the surgery. I am fortunate that i work with these doctors so i have a good relationship with them. But i still feel the stigma associated with the mere word fibromyalgia. I want to scream some times. when i asked the ortho what can i do for the pain of the knee, he kept going on about the weight loss. i grew frustrated and said, i hear you on the weight and i am going to work on that. but is there more i can be doing? a supplement, heat, cold, a cream, a specific exercise, a voodoo spell? (just kidding on that one) i want to make sure that i am doing everything. every single thing.
So, i have bought about 10 different types of fruit. from now on when i get the munchies at home, i am grabbing a piece or serving of fruit and i keep doing that until i am either too full to eat or the craving is gone. Also, i planned out several meals for the week and more importantly, i brought my Sketchers to work with me so i can run to the gym and get on the elliptical for 5 minutes in between appointments and get some quick exercise in. Maybe over the course of a day, i can do an entire hour of elliptical in a day! I sure as heck can't do an hour at a time!
Wish me luck!