My Knee, My Job & My Journey

These Dang Knees

My mind….35ish

My Body…. apparently 80-90ish??

My Actual Age….51.


This past Thursday I had my 8 week post op appointment. My knee is healing well and I’m on track with PT. I go 2-3 times a week for PT, then do about 30 minutes each day at home. PT continues through October.

The biggest problem that I am having is my good knee. Or should I just say, my left knee. Do I have a good knee?

Going back 8 weeks. I had a cortisone shot in each knee. The very next day my meniscus snapped in my right knee. So, surgery.

During surgery they discovered that I had osteoarthritis that did not show in the MRI, so he performed micro fracture surgery.

Two weeks after surgery, I had another cortisone shot in the left knee, the good knee. Whatever that means.

That lasted about 10 days.

My orthopedic surgeon has now ordered the series of three gel shots for my left knee. After reviewing the MRI from November, there is apparently more osteoarthritis in the left knee than the right knee! One shot a week for three weeks. This supposedly brings relief for months. Maybe even a year. Now I’m simply waiting on insurance approval. 

Also, the stronger the right leg gets, the less work the left leg will be doing, so it should start to feel better.

I so want to feel like myself again. There are days that I get glimpses of the old me, then I over plan things, then I feel like crap again.

I am remaining positive, but I gotta tell ya, some days I do not even see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it’s there. I just can’t see it right now.

Hello light?? Are you there??? Reveal yourself I say!

Weight Watcher Leader

Just as I am having a day where I think everything sucks, something really good happens. Remember that whole “Gratitude” thing I claim to have? Well, I really do have it. I promise. I’m just irritated with my body right now. Well, for the last several months you could say.

However, while at the beach, I received the news that I will be getting two more meetings to lead!

I will be leading two meetings at our Olathe location. This is pretty awesome because this is the meeting location where I went to my own meetings,

Thursday 5:45 pm meeting

Sunday 10;30 am meeting.

My goal has been to have at least four of my own meetings and it is finally happening!

If you’ve been thinking about joining WW and you live close to me, I would LOVE to see you at one of my meetings.

If you are considering joining and you are local, email me. I would love to know you’re considering!


Me and my Weight Watcher Journey

While I am ecstatic about my personal goals with my job, they do come at a time when I’m not at my physical best, so that brings a challenge to my mindset. I always imagined myself leading meetings at my very best physical self. It’s no secret that I’m not there right now, so I’m feeling disappointed in myself while also trying to be realistic about my own expectations. There is a fine line there I suppose.

Life throws you curveballs. I know this. I just have to continue to take my best swing. I’ll always play the game. I may get benched on occasion, but I’ll never quit playing the game.

I put my Fitbit on this morning for the first time in months and I have tracked every bite of food since my weigh in day on Friday. Progress.

I came home from my beach trip with an additional 7 pounds! Just a few days of clean eating and lots of water drinking, and I’m back down to 178. I knew most of it was travel swelling (that’s what I’m calling it) but it freaked me out a little!!

I’m working on 5 pounds at a time and getting back to a more comfortable 160 something.

I’m leaving on Thursday to go to Dallas. I am driving this trip. It is Tess’s bachelorette party weekend and I’m really looking forward to spending time with Tess and some family and friends.

I am working on a schedule for myself that will include blogging my daily meals again for my own accountability (I know that some of you appreciated when I was doing that for meal ideas) getting my PT in, having a more regular work schedule, which I am so STOKED about and spending quality time with Mike, family and friends.

I don’t remember the last time I craved anything for breakfast or made a pretty breakfast plate. Most of our meals have been salad bars at the grocery store or meals out. I’ve had no desire to cook or count points, although I will say that over time I have developed a lot of habits that I am proud of so my choices for meals feel good. But, I miss the old blogging style and I miss cooking. It will happen. I will get back to it.

This week in the meeting room we are talking about Time Management, so I’m really spending some time thinking about this in my own life.

I hope you are all having a great start to your week! Thanks for continuing to stick with me!

Gratitude. It’s a lifesaver right now.

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

“People following the @weightwatchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/week. I lost weight on a prior WW program and am continuing on Freestyle.”

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