Dukan – Day 225 – Bummed Knee & Aussie Football

Saturday was a PV day πŸ™‚

Daily weight loss: 0
Total weight loss: 80.3 lbs/36.51 kg

Well at least I stayed the same. LOL – Trying very hard to keep my humor about all of this!

I had a fantastic Saturday… worked half a day and taught an awesome childbirth education class on nutrition and pregnancy and breastfeeding. Childbirth education really is my forte… I love it and wish I could do it full-time.

Then Vivien, Reena and I headed out for The Vineyard to watch my very first Australian Football League game. I am apparently a Geelong Cat fan πŸ˜€ They lost, but it was a tight game and very exciting to watch. And I have to say much more physical than American football… WITHOUT all of the equipment! AND they don’t stop for anything… including INJURIES! They just keep going. It was a lot of fun to watch and I’m looking forward to the next match on Easter Monday!

While watching the game I simply crossed my right leg over my left and rested the heel of my right foot on the area just above my left knee. And when I put my right foot back down I had the most incredible pain in my left knee! So I stood up… no problem there, and then I sat back down and screamed out in pain… I can’t SIT down and put weight on that knee while sitting… I have to stretch it out and use my right knee and the heel of my left foot to sit. I can straight leg lift it, no pain, I can walk on it, no pain, but I can’t bend it to sit 😦 I’ve self diagnosed myself with Runner’s knee and will heed the advise given in the article. I am beyond bummed… I was suppose to run last night after I got back from the football game. I am bordering on obsessed about when I’ll be able to run again… as in how many days will I rest it before I run again, and do I even do my walks? I’m getting ready for work right now and I’m planning on walking to work (1 mile)… I’ve never gone to work any other way in the 6 months I’ve lived here… I’ve actually walked to work every day for over 6 months… I’ll see how that goes… there are taxis if I need to hop in one.

Food for the day:
Breakfast: 2 tea eggs
Lunch: 100% beef burger and a side salad
Dinner: Chicken wings w/ hot sauce not dipped in anything for breading… the chef at The Vineyard makes these special just for me πŸ™‚

Exercise prior to knee failing me: 3.5 mile round-trip walk to see K and H and get some baby snuggle time in.

I hope everyone else has had a fabulous weekend thus far!


14 thoughts on “Dukan – Day 225 – Bummed Knee & Aussie Football

    • You’re absolutely right, but that makes me sad 😦 I’m going to do it though… my personal assistant is looking for knee braces right now… will have one by the afternoon.

  1. Not good Sandi 😦 .Rest up as much as you can, you will be back out running before you know it. Glad you like the footy – Aussie rules! The men are hot and fearless- used to love going to the matches in Melbourne!

  2. Carn the Cats! They’re a good team. Do you remember who they were playing? Aussie Rules football is a pretty exciting, fast-paced game though, isn’t it?

    Re: your knee… I had a niggling concern that with all the running you were doing, you might have issues – but you were doing so well and had lost so much weight (the issues come from running too much while carrying too much extra baggage) that I held my tongue. Take it easy – don’t do any impact for a while, walk gently, maybe get it looked at? And if you can’t do too much walking, work on upper body and core strength for a while – lift some heavy books over your head, do some crunches etc. Maybe incorporate some light squats if you’re able, but if you feel pain, STOP!

    If Derby has taught me anything (and I’ve just come back from practice, you should be glad that you’re not in the same room as me cause I STINK!) it’s that if you try to push through an injury, you run the risk of making it worse.

    Chin (and foot) up hun! Take it easy, you’ve earned the right to do that. πŸ˜‰


    • Hey Charlotte! So good to see you xxxxx
      The Cats played Freemantle. It was a very close game and so much fun to watch!
      I’m going to take it easy for a few days. There is no pain when I walk. It’s when I go to sit or squat. Bizarre!
      Good to hear you’re doing roller derby πŸ˜‰

  3. Sometimes our bodies have ways of reminding us that a time out is necessary. Like you, I like it much better when it’s my choice! Hope your knee heals up and you’re feeling wonderful real soon πŸ™‚

  4. Hi

    I have been following your journey for as long time now. Lots of ups and down for me, but very inspired byyou. I am a nurse and my daughter is very interested in midwifery so she loves the tidbits you share. Finally I could no longer resist the comments. I live and work in Geelong and am a one eyed supporter. It should be a great game this week but you need to know that it is an obligation as a Geelong fan to despise Hawthorn!!! I am going to the game this weeks with my daughters as we are members. Cheer hard- especially for Allen Christensen (no 28)- he went to school with my older daughter. Bernadette

    • Hi Bernadette! I’m definitely rooting for the Cats! Even got a Geelong T-shirt for Mondays game!! I will keep an eye out for # 28 πŸ™‚ So glad to hear from you xx

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