Well, I'm still having difficulty with the walking around and my general fitness and activity level. However, I HAVE been working on my food--eating less, portion control, and all that jazz. As a result, I've lost 10 pounds so far off my heaviest weight. Whee!
I figure I have another 15-20 pounds to lose before I can get back to where I could walk around without my back complaining so quickly. It will still hurt at that point, just not as much and I know I could really start walking a lot more easily. I've done it before at that weight.
Sooo...hopefully just another couple of months to me feeling a lot better. More energized and so on...
Why does gaining weight have to be so easy and losing it so goddamn hard? I suppose that's the story for a lot of men and women, but I tell you sometimes it feels like it is especially true for me. It sure is a major pain in the patella!*
Grumble grumble grumble.
*Yes, I know the patella is the kneecap. Sure, I know most people say pain in the ass. I chose patella for a couple of reasons. This phrase is accurate because of my joint pain from being morbidly obese (though my hips and back bother me even more). Pain in the hips doesn't have the same ring. Pain in the patella is nicely alliterative. :)