I have been having trouble since I did those boot camp classes in November. My knee has had fluid drained from it, but it remained swollen, tender and caused me to walk with a straight leg limp most of the time. The Dr. finally ordered an MRI and it shows that I have a completely torn medial ( near the inside of your knee) meniscus. We only get two meniscus when we come into this world. They are little rubbery, crescent shaped cushions of cartilage that protect your thigh bone and your shin bone from rubbng against each other. Mine is a complete tear and it's not repairable. So Monday they are going to go in and clean it up, take out what they need to and hopefully I'll be able to walk normal again. My cartilage is gone and he tells me it's bone on bone in the inner part of my knee, so I'm sure somewhere down the line, hopefully not for awhile, I'll be looking at a knee replacement.
I have been trying to be very diligent with my recording of what goes into my mouth these last two weeks. That's an area that I have never been too good at. I am using myfitnesspal.com and I'm kind of getting addicted to it. Once you get the hang out of, I think you will really like it, so try it if you haven't already. The app for the iphone is great, because there is a bar code scanner. You can scan the bar codes off whatever you eat, and it automatically adds it to your food diary. I am being really careful with my carb and sugar counts and staying with in the 15 sugar/6 carb serving guidelines. I am not sticking to an exact number of calories, but starting at 1200 and usually going over to about 1500. For me personally I can overdo the low s/c food items ( cheeses, nuts, fats) and I need to watch how quickly they add up. It's easy to see that on myfitnesspal and it's a good way to add or subtract food items before I eat them to see where I'll end up. It's working and those pounds I gained since our Italian vacation and Chrismas are starting to come off.
This week I rediscovered a refreshing beverage that I had forgotten about. It's called Steaz zero calorie sparkling green tea. It is sweetened with Erythritol and Stevia. It has zero calories and zero carbs and is very refreshing.
Also I rediscovered the Smart & Delicious Tortillas. I haven't bought them in awhile and I made a delicious fajita on a warm tortilla filled with grilled chicken, cheese, avocado, sour cream and salsa. the s/c value on these tortillas is 1/1.
I also used one to make a white "pizza." I spread some ricotta on the tortilla, and topped it with some spinach, grilled chicken and mozzarella cheese. A few minutes in the oven and it was hot and bubbly.
Thought for the day....actually seven of them:
1. Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.