Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Humpy Hump Day

This week I have been "enjoying" sore knees. 
Image licenced CC-BY-SA Eric Schmuttenmaer

I have had "chondromalacia patella" for years, probably caused by my weight.  Back in undergrad, my forensic osteology prof used to joke that chondromalacia patella sounds very nice and all, but it's really just a phrase that doctors throw out there to shut a patient up.  Apparently the phrase means "sore knee", but patients like having a diagnosis so much, it doesn't really matter what the diagnosis is, exactly. 

Anyhoo, the sore knees thing is an issue when I change positions - for example, from sitting to standing - or when I am lying in bed.  It is mildly irritating when I exercise, or when I am walking, but not to any significant extent.

The long and the short of it is that I have sore knees, and I have to just suck it up.  Certainly that would be a doctor's analysis, anyways. 

Image licensed CC-BY-NC-SA Lester Public Library

The good news is that all these sore knees are not preventing me from working out.  I am still on the program, and still forcing myself to sweat every morning.

This week's program is 10 minutes on the recumbent bike (Tu/Th), and 7 minutes on the bike + (3 sets of 3 reps with free weights, working arms) (M/W/F). 

Plus, and I've been told this is important, I am still drinking at least 1.5 liters of water a day (rather than the 6 diet Pepsis I used to drink at the office. Every Day).

I don't weigh myself until Friday, but desperately hope that I have come down to my pre-New York City weight.  Otherwise, all this sweating and sore knees stuff seems kind of pointless.

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