Hey everybody! OMG! Did I say how gloriously happy I am to find this website??!! I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate all the support and advice.
I love boxing, but right now...even with my brace on, if I plant my foot and accidentally move my body laterally AT ALL it feels like someone's smashed me with a baseball bat or one of those medieval club things with all the spikes on it or...well, you get the idea. I haven't pulled out the crutches yet. That's not a bad idea. I've been putting so much pressure on my right knee (helping out the left) that the good one's starting to hurt too. This blows.
Ugh...all the numbers....all the different ways of counting calories...all the different choices of how much to eat. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just do one of those old fashioned "eat nothing but grapefruit and pringles" diets or something?!? LOL Right now, I'm just trying to relearn how to make healthier choices and NOT beat myself up if I mess up (like yesterday when my husband went to pick up Chinese food for lunch and I ordered something I thought sounded healthy and it turned out to be breaded and deep fried chicken with a sauce that tasted like it was made out of pure condensed milk - I guesstimated the whole meal to be around 1000 calories...mostly from fat...maybe more!)....but so what, right? I had steamed green beans for dinner to balance it out a bit.
I got up this morning and did a whole abdominal workout. It felt great...it was just hard to get back up off the floor. I was too scared to use the "ball of doom!"....thinking that it would put to much pressure on the knee trying to balance.
Thanks for everything...
Best wishes, Naomi