We’ve been working out for a year.

Last July Ron read a book which said that the older you get, the more you need to exercise. It made sense and we started working out.

First we did FMS testing with a personal trainer. And we have worked with her for 2x a week for the last year. It’s been good, but hard. She changes stuff up all the time, so you don’t really know what you are going to do. I have been improving, however.

Besides working out with a trainer, I was walking 6 days a week. I walked at least 2 miles a day and some miles I walked 6. I also lost 10 pounds by Christmas, so 2 pounds a month without really trying.

Somewhere along the way, I quit walking and changed medicines. I gained those 10 pounds back. So, here I am again, on the old medicine and starting to walk again. Today I only did 1.5 miles, but I started.

Yesterday I had intended to get up early and go after it, but I didn’t go to sleep until really late (2:30) and didn’t sleep well, so I didn’t get up. I did today, though, and I will. I need to get in shape, lose at least that 10 pounds again (though 20 would be better), build up my strength training, and work through all the problems with my feet and knees.

right knee cap pops off, rolls over the bones
left knee cap shifts, managed to break a blood vessel all by itself
left foot, the joint between the big toe and the ball of my foot has been swollen/inflamed and painful for about 3 years now. Sometimes it will relax for a couple of weeks, but then it is right back out there.
both elbows appear to have weak attachments of muscles because those get stressed really easily

Good thing:
my left elbow, which felt just like it did when I broke it (but I didn’t do anything to break it), took 12 weeks to heal, but it is mostly done

I am taking DSF again. Taking magnesium and D3 (10,000 units). I have a bone scan scheduled for August 15 at 2 pm.

I have given up soda pop. In the last year I have had fewer than 10. (I had already given up DP and Sprite, because I was having allergic reactions, so I just had to give up Coke Zero and Diet Mountain Dew–which I don’t really like anyway.)