If there's something I appear to have done well for over a year, it is maintain. My unplanned hiatus from the gym since August 7 yielded no loss, and of greater interest to me: no gain.
I have been worrying over my knee for what feels like forever. I can't remember when I didn't worry about my knee. Forcing myself to look back, when Mr Listener worked out with me and went on and on about how he had to be careful with his knees, I remember thinking, "I'm glad I don't have to worry about that." Ha.
I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but before the knee felt like it was caught on a hinge and wouldn't crack. Now, it feels caught on a hinge but does crack. Interesting. It is either getting better or getting worse. Either way, there's not much I can do about it. What's odd to me is that it is more likely to get "hinged up" when I'm just walking, not exercising.
This is all a sign of approaching the big 4-0 I'm sure. If ever there was a warning sign to those who are younger and in need of losing weight, here it is. It just gets harder the older you get. When I was turning 35, I had this incredible goal for when I turned 38. And here I am, well past 38 and still the goal is yet to be achieved.
Well, all we can do (you, me, and the Rockys of the world), is keep getting up, keep trying, and keep moving forward.
I may have some dates lining up for the weekend. That's right guys, just get in line. I'll believe it when I see them.
#19 / 80 (Yes, freaking revised!! ugh!)
Monday, August 31
Life Fitness Treadmill
Standing heart rate: 78
Average heart rate: 146
Max heart rate: 166
Workout mode: RANDOM mode level firstname.lastname@example.org
Calories: 858 Distance: 2.56 Time: 65:00
NOTE: I spent the first half of the workout afraid the pain in my knee would come on and take me out of play. I spent the second half of the workout wondering if I would be able to get up tomorrow morning. If you're seeing this, it means I did. But it may have involved ibuprofen, especially due to the fact that T.o.M. is here.
I Ated It
chocolate vitatop muffin top
1 teaspoon smart balance PB
1 gallon water (really awesome to be craving water again)
8 ounces of unsweetened iced tea
grilled chicken breast
1 ounce brown rice crisps
baby spring mix lettuce
salt-free trail mix with cranberries
1 tablespoon FF ranch dressing
2 scrambled eggs
1 slice Ezekiel bread
Losing Weight; Finding Men
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