debsdoinit Posted August 19, 2014 Share Posted August 19, 2014 Hi everyone, my name is Debi... I'm looking for your advice, and opinions. I've entered a whole new door of needing to get my body healthy and strong, and my psyche to match!!! i would describe myself as a chocolate/ carb. addict (yes I have considered an IV), and my battle has gotten progressively more difficult as I've entered my 50's. I've Yo Yo'd with my weight for the past 20 years, but nothing too out of control until the last few years because of my KNEE! My knee is a PAIN... or rather in pain! Two knee scopes over the past 20 years, lots of cortisone shots, many Ibuprofen,too many days in bed icing and snacking, lead me to seriously considering a knee replacement last winter. I have since been Shoved in that direction by deciding to be the "poster child" for looking up a phone number on my cell while walking- yes I DID!!! Last February I tripped and fell HARD on the ice and cement because I certainly didn't have the time to STOP and look up the number... fracturing my knee cap straight across the middle! It wasn't displaced so we braced my knee for 2 1/2 months... began rehab, got me back to my life and doing relatively well. However in early June I re-broke my patella on a vacation contracting my quadracept muscle too quickly because I twisted my "good ankle"- (.soooo maybe we'll call me Grace)! I'm now 8 weeks out from my surgery, and about 25 lbs heavier than I was in February due to the TLC of my wonderful neighbors and friends! Incredible pies, cookies and cakes and many "nice casseroles" ...I've had practically ZERO exercise since my first break! My cravings are almost non stop! I'm bending my knee to about 100 degrees, but still limp and am far from healed. I have knee replacement surgery scheduled for the end of November as soon as this bone is healed enough! My ideal weight and size; with muscle and a healthy way of eating is 45 to 50 lbs less than where I am, and I'm "freaking out" looking down the calendar weeks at what lies ahead regarding my inability to MOVE more than a few degrees bend at a slow pace. SO my question is.... will this program be a benefit with VERY little exercise for the time being... or should I wait until the beginning of NEXT YEAR aaaahhhhhh! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.. I'm hoping somehow this can be effective for me even though I cannot really do a 'cardio' program. U thanks in advance! Deb Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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