On Monday it was one year to the day that I began my weight loss program, recording food intake and counting calories with CalorieCount.com.
A year ago I was desperate to find a fix for the pain I was in: heel pain from plantar faciitis, and arthritic pain in my knees, hip, ankle, back and neck. I had been to docs, had x-rays, and tried various treatments. Nothing really worked. So I took matters into my own hands. I started a program of Naproxen for pain and inflammation. I began regular exercise for weight management and physical therapy exercises I had accumulateded over several years. And I began to lower the stress on my joints by losing weight.
It worked. I am happy to say that now I am relatively pain free. I am 48 pounds lighter. I am much more mobile and flexible. I am much happier with how I look and feel.
I made it through the holidays with a small weight gain, which I have taken off several times, including recovering from the bump last week during the power outage. Today I am one pound lighter than my lowest weight in many years. I am back on my program of calorie counting and exercise. Thank goodness for the stationary bike during our cold and rainy weather. I have been doing 11 to 12 miles a day this week. I am reaching for the next ten pound benchmark.
Happy Anniversary to me!