weight loss

By sorcress Latest Reply 2010-07-30 16:48:02 -0500
Started 2010-07-29 12:21:35 -0500

My doctor wants me to lose weight so he can operate on my knee but he does not want me on my knee. So some one tell me how in the heck am I to lose the weight?

Tags: weight loss

6 replies

Diane987 2010-07-30 16:48:02 -0500 Report

When I had knee problems I rode a stationary bike. In fact the first exercise equipment they put you on after knee surgery is a stationary bike. One of the things that also helps is to strengthen the muscles in you legs now, before the surgery. Strengthening now will help your recovery later. Leg lifts are great for adding strength and keeping pressure off your knees. Make sure you are keeping your leg straight while you are doing the exercise. My physical therapist made me to 15 in each direction, holding each lift for 5 seconds. You can also lift gallon jugs of water while sitting to get some upper body exercises. If a gallon is too heavy start with a can of soup or whatever you are comfortable with. If you have aerobic DVDs laying around use them while sitting in a chair. I found this booklet for you full of exercises you can do from a chair. Make sure you warm up your body first and stretch afterwards, it will help keep you from getting sore.


Good luck and god Bless,


RAYT721 2010-07-29 17:53:28 -0500 Report

The keys to weight loss comes from diet and/or exercise so if you make the attempts in both areas you'll find you can lower your weight easier than trying to do it one way or the other. Consider switching favorite foods to lower calorie versions. This can come from swapping ingredients and from surfing the web for lower cal, lower carb variations of favorite foods. As for exercise you can do a number of exercises like touching your toes, arm lifts, water aerobics, slow walking, weight lifting, etc. Know and respect your limitations. You don't need a fancy gym membership to get exercise and remember that any exercise is better than none. Be realistic that your weight is not going to drop off overnight but make strides to "just do it" (nike slogan). Get your exercise done in the mornings so it's out of the way. Make sure to eat breakfasts, drink as much water as you can, find a workout/diet buddy for support, and have faith and confidence. The knee surgery has come a long way but remember that your recovery will include physical therapy and that is one of the central keys to success. It was won't be easy but will be easier when you see progress however slow. Hang in there kiddo!!!

Harlen 2010-07-29 17:32:13 -0500 Report

The only thing I can think of is going to the YMCA or YWCA and swiming.
cut back on the carbs as best you can.
I am sorry I am not more help
Best wishes

sorcress 2010-07-30 11:52:00 -0500 Report

I have cut back on my carbs a heck a lot, but it seems like my weight is going up instead of staying stable or going down. As for joining the YWCA or YMCA I am in the middle of moving to a small town and I don't think they have one.

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