Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I should do it. I go on and on about being active. And I have been, but I know that deep down, as much as I am bitter about it and feel totally screwed over, I should be doing actual exercise for my knee. To that end I went to the gym this morning and did some strength training.

I kind of agree with TIME magazine by the way that exercise won't help you lose weight. Sure it will do a bunch of other really good things for you, but lose weight and keep it off? My personal experience tells me different. Beating the crap out of my body so I can stay thin? Notsomuch. The point of losing all that weight was so that my parts would last. 45 minutes a day on the elliptical for the next 30 years is not going to help that cause.

I'm grumpy about exercise because it's hard for me. It's hard not to look back on the last three years of my life and not get overwhelmed by the fact I am totally worse off than I was before we decided to replace my ACL for the third time. I would imagine that under Obama's proposed plan that never would have happened. Not all that cost effective, but then again, hindsight is 20/20. I'm clearly struggling with this again lately. Must be the Synvisc wearing off and my anxiety over whether or not I should attempt that again. I'm in a bunch of pain again, and am hoping that in 3 weeks my ortho will get some freaking X-rays. I just want to see.


Wendy @unsafeatanysize said...

No, exercise in and of itself probably won't cause you to lose weight. But it helps you maintain the mobility you're fighting so hard to keep.

But you don't need for me to tell you... it stinks when it's painful and no fun. What would make it fun?

Sarah said...

I don't mind lifting and it can be fun. I mind that it has come down to this. And I think that once I get back into it, routine and all, maybe I won't be so bitter.

As for fun, riding my bike, walking and people watching rather than take the train, carrying a book bag to and from :c) All these things are "fun" to me. They are also things I never did when I was heavy. Life can be as physical as you make it, so I make it so.