A Fat Man's Journey (Working my way back…)

An Attempt to Journey from Fat to Fit in a Lifetime. Eat right, Eat less, Move more

Some Thoughts…

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The Knee

I mentioned the other day that I tweaked my right knee. I slipped and the knee buckled and it has hurt since.

I learned my lesson with my shoulder. I let that go on too long before I went to the Doctor. The delay in seeing the Doctor resulted in more damage and that made the entire operation/rehabilitation cycle worse.

This time I am not waiting. I see the Doctor tomorrow. I am hopeful that the issue is minor. The pain has abated quite a bit. Best case it I need to rest it. Worst case is ligament damage. In between is meniscus tear.

I will know soon.

In any case I know it will not derail my weight loss efforts. It is mostly diet that gets the weight off. Not DIET. Small d. Diet as in the foods one normally consumes. A good diet, both nutritionally balanced and in proper portion, is what takes the weight off and then keeps it off. That will not change for me.

Weight Loss.

Slow going. I am down eight pounds but it feels like it should be more. I am not a patient person. I am glad that we are back to our good eating ways. We eat a good deal of greens, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes and such. Enjoying it. We had drifted into eating too much pasta and rice and such. This really is just empty calories. Carbohydrates are good and are necessary but eating a large quantity is not good. It results in over eating for me so I try to keep it under control.


Our normal holiday plans are not happening this year. It is our tradition, since I was a young teen, to spend Christmas Eve with a family we have been close to for many years. This year they are not hosting their annual Christmas Eve dinner. It was at this annual dinner that I caught my reflection in the French doors and realized just how heavy I was.

New Year’s Eve is usually spent with a good friend watching the Bowl Games, enjoying a good dinner, watching more bowl games, complaining about the New Year’s Eve TV shows, and then a toast at midnight followed soon by good night and heading off to sleep.

This year I have to work on the 31st for year-end inventory. This will have a major effect on the annual tradition.

Trying to work it all out…

We will figure out something I suppose.

A quiet Christmas is not a bad thing. Nor is a quiet New Year.



One thought on “Some Thoughts…

  1. Dear Mark,

    I hope your knee is nothing serious. Thank you for the “like” on my Grandma Mabey story.

    Your friend,

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