Archive for July, 2013
It is blazing hot here in Texas. I was away for a month’s vacation with my family in South Carolina and Tennessee. I have to admit that I really was stagnant with my exercising and put on some weight. So losing weight here recently has been a challenged.
But losing weight has been even more challenging in the last few weeks because of certain health problems that seem to have come to an apex here in the last month or so.
I have been having leg problems that have plagued for over 15 months now. Many of you probably know this from my posts in the past. It has been so frustrating many times.
About 2 months ago 2 weeks before my annual 10 k in Tennessee ( after 7 months lay off from running) I starting running to see how I felt. Well, from those first few strides my legs hurt like crap. Really horrible.
Since then my legs have only gotten worse. Even when not running. Consequently, staying fit and losing weight has been a challenge .
Three days ago I finally went to the doctor to get it checked out.
Well, they took some X Rays right there. It came back as me having mild arthritis in my upper thighs. Tha’ts no biggie. But then the doctor said he saw a cyst within the bone above the knee. He said it was not typical but felt it was not aggressive.
So I took MRIs yesterday and will talk to my doctor about the results tomorrow.
A little bit apprehensive but I have a lot of Faith in God and giving things over to him with things like this.
Anyway, I talk a lot about things to do on this site associated with losing weight and staying in shape.
I have always touted running as a great form of activity to keep the pounds off and the heart strong. With that being said I have also maintained my stance that running on roads a lot can really cause trouble for you down the road.
Well, I am pretty much proof in the pudding. This cyst may not be caused by road running but I know the arthritis in my upper leg has been caused by the pounding of the pavement for many years !
So to maintain my health and continue in losing weight when I put on some pounds Ineed to continu elow impact like Bicycling, Swimming, Walking and light Weight Training.
Just take heed when deciding what exercise you want to do when trying to stay fit and lose weight !!