About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day #79 - Knee Pain

As I get older it becomes very clear that I will have knee issues.  For starters, my mom has had knee replacement on both knees due to arthritis and my grandmother has had both her knees replaced twice!  There is a hereditary component, but also add on to that I played a lot of sports as a kid and the fact that I have been severely overweight my entire adult life and the fact that I have started to see signs of arthritis should not be surprising to anyone.

I must have overdone it during my vacation week because I've been going through this strange problem.  My knees really don't hurt during the day, but then around 3AM I wake up because my left knee has a dull ache to it.  No matter how I move it or switch positions it just keeps on aching making it very difficult to fall back asleep.  I've tried every OTC medication for pain, but none stop it from happening.  It's frustrating because I already have enough sleep problems I really don't need something else waking me up.

I'm hoping that I've finally recovered from this as last night was the first night that I didn't wake up with knee pain.  My hope is that it was about all the stuff I lugged up and down the stairs while I was remodeling my shower.  There's still plenty to do, but all the heavy lifting is over.  Anyway today I'm just grateful that I got one good night's sleep.

Today was an OK day.  I was in training all day that included lunch so I chose to make today a normal carb day instead of tomorrow.  I ate more than I probably should have including the cookie, but no soda; I stuck to my gallon of water.  The rest of the day was right on plan for food.  No walking either I wanted one more day to rest my knees... I'm hoping I'm now out of the woods.

Stay Strong!


  1. Knees ain't no joke FogDog. I blew both of mine out back in high school. I hope the worst is over for you and keep up the good fight!

    1. Yeah I'm with you on that one. There's no doubt I'll be dealing with knee problems for years to come. It's one of those motivators for losing all the weight.

  2. So many do suffer with knee pain and I always think rest is best...... hope it feels more comfortable soon.

    All the best Jan

  3. I used to wear one of those knee band and it helps a lot.