Things are looking up!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Things have been much better since my last knee gel injection. The pain is still there, but pretty much only when I go up and down stairs or I'm on a steep incline.
I still hurt a lot of other places due to my RA, but I'm pushing through it. I'm riding my recumbent bike every day and some strength training. Leg days are a challenge since I have a really hard time with squats or lunges... anything where my knee has to bend. LOL! I have looked up some videos on YouTube for physical therapy for knees. That is helping and a yoga plan I downloaded to help with pain and lack of flexibility.
I have lost 15 pounds total since Thanksgiving and for that I am proud. Usually people gain that much during the holidays but I lost it! WOO HOO!
I am eating very VERY clean and I feel the difference on the inside. It's amazing how much I was bloated. I'm using a kind of Zone/Paleo type plan for my eating. Every meal works out to be a 40%/30%/30% split for carbs/fat/protein and 90% of the carbs come from fruits and vegetables. Really the only grain I still eat is a piece of Ezekiel bread every once in a while.
I have also given up diet soda and most artificial sweeteners in favor of Stevia. That was a huge one. I'm almost 2 months without a diet soda. No more heartburn now , no gas, no bloating. I drink water 99% of the time with a hot tea or coffee on a very rare occasion. So I feel like I've also broken my addiction to caffeine.
It's amazing when you stop abusing your body with what you put in it what changes. I would just like to wake up one day and feel good. That day is coming. I can feel it a little more each day.