20 days and counting...
Seems like it’s plenty of time, right? It’s not like I wasn’t delayed :/ the first time I was supposed to have knee replacement surgery. However, time shrinks. The pace picks up and suddenly D-Day is here and you start stressing about everything you’ve tried to plan up to that point.
Paperwork. Did you turn everything in?
Forms. Did you fill it out correctly?
Finance. Will I survive on 40% less income? (this is a BIG one)
Recovery. How long will I hurt?
How long will it take me to learn to walk again?
That thought. The one right above this line freaks me out. I can handle having Uterine Myomectomy’s, those surgeries didn’t scare me. The idea of walking and even loosing that ability freaks me out.
I know. I know. I’ll be fine…
Doesn’t stop my brain from thinking about it though! There is so much I want to do once I recover and this surgery will hopefully teach me a bit more patience. Doubtful, but I can hope.
I am excited to walk again with no pain. To be able to actually walk around the block and not have to stop, OMG..I CAN NOT wait!
I began going to the gym in 2015, my weight loss has been a slow progress. I had watched a Netflix (on the recommendation of my dad) called Fat, Sick and Nearly dead. It was a documentary about this guy that had discovered juicing. I tried it, for 60 days I juiced. It was tough the first week. I dropped 30 pounds during that 2 month juicing diet. I continued to go to the gym, but because of my knee, I was limited. I did what I could to continue to build up my strength. I slowly stopped juicing for all of my meals and began to add solid food back in. I gained back about 10 pounds but maintained the rest of the weight loss.
The juicing diet faded and while I still maintained, I wanted more. My friend and neighbor told me about The Intermittent Diet, which is basically fasting and only eating 8 hours in a day. He dropped 40lbs; witnessing his results I wanted to try it. I knew that if I wanted a better knee recovery, I needed to lose more weight. Since beginning the diet, I have dropped 3 pants sizes and continue to drop weight. What I like about this, while I’m fasting, I can actually eat whatever I want. I do try to eat healthy, but I don’t feel guilty now about ordering a pizza or having that drink.
It works for me. It’s a slower place, which feels healthier. Dropping the weight, no longer smoking and eating heathier, is my focus and goal but to know that I can splurge and it won’t destroy the work I’m doing is amazing.
Not every diet works for every BODY type. Everyone needs to find what works for their lifestyle.
I will continue the diet and once the knee if actually fixed; I will begin to walk more in the evenings. Especially now that fall will effectively occurring during my recovery.
Until I can walk around the block; I will probably catch up on some sleep, re-organizing my photography catalog, optimize my personal website, dig into serious RV research, continue to downsize, plan a garage sale, start looking at routes for trips. Research campsites at Yosemite and begin planning my first adventure.
I may not be able to walk well right away, but I sure am going to dream about where I can go once I can!!