The other day, I started thinking about the little things I look forward to.
That is when I realized that with the small amount of weight I have lost so far that my knees are not hurting as much. This is a HUGE victory for me because I was getting really concerned I would hurt myself and lay me up during the “honeymoon” phase of my upcoming journey.
I mean to do any kind of walking for exercise was soo very painful. Just standing up would hurt. That is when I read this…
"Our results indicate that each pound of weight lost will result in a 4-fold reduction in the load exerted on the knee per step during daily activities," wrote lead researcher Dr. Stephen P. Messier and colleagues. "Accumulated over thousands of steps per day, a reduction of this magnitude would appear to be clinically meaningful."
So in effect every pound I lose reduces the pressure by 4 pounds. No wonder my knees are starting to feel better. That is truly motivating!
I also stepped on the scale this morning and it is moving down!! Yaya! That is what I am aiming for.
So this about the little things though. The things so many really do not even think about. What am I referring to?
Well things like these:
- sitting comfortably in theatre seats
- not being out of breath walking up the stairs
- having better balance
- playing on my Wii again
- enjoying clothes shopping
- not embarrassing my daughter(not really such a little thing!)
- playing with the kids outside
- taking up only 1 cushion on the couch
- fitting in the seat at the eye doctors
- being able to sit in our outdoor chairs again
So you see the list really can and will go on…the little things that as the weight comes off I will be celebrating. Even if it is just me giving myself a high 5!
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Until next time…