I am what [where] I am
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
In recent years I seem to have been caught up in various vicious circles. I've written at length about the legal hoops I've had to jump through with regards my house, and also about the day to day problems with the house. Round and round and round I go. At last though the end is [hopefully] in sight. It's much the same with my physical health and weight. I've regained most of what I previously lost though I'm still about 12lb below my heaviest so that's positive. Give or take a pound or two I've maintained throughout this year so far. In fact I'm just over 2 1/2 lb down on the start of the year. Obviously that would be very disappointing if I'd been focusing on weight loss but I haven't. What it does confirm is my diet is pretty reasonable. I don't have a particularly sweet tooth. I'm generally not a lover of fatty foods. I don't eat large portions. Plus I tend to eat vegetarian a lot of the time for the simple reason I enjoy vegetables more than meat. Well granted some of my political/philosophical/enviro
nmental concerns inform that choice but it sure helps that I'm not all that fussed about meat! If there's one thing I'm clear about it is that my diet and my attitude to food is pretty healthy.
My problem and the circle I'm caught in is with regards exercise. Thanks to bloody Arthur I am frequently in pain. As I've regained weight, the pain has become worse. Which makes exercise difficult. In fact at the moment walking or even just moving causes pain. So, I need to move more but it hurts and I can't do much which means I struggle to lose weight which means I'm in pain and so even walking is difficult which means.......... Ah well you get the picture.
I've read enough personal stories here on Spark of people with far greater problems than mine so no, I'm not going to whinge and whine and say "oh but I can't". Because actually I can. I can find a way to gradually improve things. I started today with going back to some Arthritis specific stretch and strengthening exercises I used in the past. The back, hip, ankle and hand exercises weren't too bad. The knee exercises I struggled with. That's OK we have to start somewhere. And it's probably a good idea to start with where we are rather than worry about where we used to be or where we want to be.