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Friday, May 17, 2013

Working on losing it


Yup...that's right.  I've gotten super serious about losing this weight that has crept up on me (again) for the last time.  I'm tired...tired of not looking my best, tired of not feeling 100% and tired of Knee problems.  

I fell on concrete last October and although I didn't drop my Galaxy SIII, I DID manage to fall directly on my right knee.  It was scraped and bruised but I thought I was golden after a few days.  Well, after a few months the pain became unbearable and that started a whirlwind of doctor and orthopedic appointments.  The pain got so bad I could hardly walk!  Yea, it was just that bad.

Arthritis in my knee in three places is what they finally found and I had to do a few weeks of physical therapy, two injection (yes, into my knee) and taking high doses of pain pills.  Now....I'm feeling about 90% better, no more physical therapy and have pretty much done away with the pain pills. Life is good!

I knew what was coming when I spoke to the Orthopedic surgeon about my knee.  I needed to lose weight.  Isn't that ALWAYS the case?  Well, I'm bigger than I've EVER been in my life and I'm not happy about it so does that recommendation surprise me?  No, but this may be the push I need to get it started.  During and after PT I started riding the exercise bike but soon realized I wasn't burning that many calories so I switched to the Elliptical and saw a huge difference.  I'm on the elliptical about 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes.  I've also started the squat challenge with my sister so that's helping as well and next week I plan on adding crunches to the mix.  Now, I'm still doing my PT exercises so all in all I'm pretty busy with exercising even though school is fighting for time.  




I've added green smoothies to the mix and with taking my vitamins, extra hair supplements, and drinking more water I'm feeling like I am actually going to lose this weight for all the right reasons.  Yea, I wanna look better but I wanna feel better as well.  I've got a senior off to college this fall and my youngest is going into Junior High in the fall so why am I still this size with all the extra time for me?  No reason at all.  Time to get my ass in gear especially since since school is finishing up at the end of this month.  More time for me and re sculpting this body.  

I'm ready and it's time.  Expect a change in me and a change in this blog as I discuss more health and wellness topics while I make my transformation into a better and healthier Sabrina.  Wanna take the plunge with me?  I'd love the company.

Getting ready for a change Naturals,
Sabrina
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12 comments

  1. I'm already there! down 40 lbs since December...

    Let's Go!!

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    1. Congrats!!! Good for you and I'll be following in your footsteps.

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  2. Girl thanks. Keep posting. I need some discipline in this area. I'm going to pick up some water pills now because I just can't flush this water weight. And I love this green smoothie thing. Delicious!

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    1. I will keep posting so it may inspire others as well as keeping me on track. I'm about to make my green smoothie right now! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Many blessings on your journey!

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  4. I'm doing the green smoothies too! Ever since I watched that movie, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead." I use the juicer first and then blend in a banana for the smoothie effect. The kids love it when I juice so they keep me motivated. Can't wait to hear progress reports! :)

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  5. You can do this! Stay focused on the goal and you'll be crossing that finish line before you know it!

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    1. Well, come on lady! The more the merrier.

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