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post #1 of 7 Old 01-03-2015, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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August of 2014 I was hit by a drunk driver on my motorcycle. I tore the PCL in my right knee and broke my left foot. I was out of work for 3 months b/c I couldn't walk, I had to learn how to walk again


Anyways, I put on maybe 15 or so pounds


I just need the motivation to lose the weight. I am so afraid that I am going to reinjur my knee again. It still hurts as does my left foot. I am back 'normal' once again. But jsut scared to run; not only does it hurt, but again I am afraid to re-injur my knee.


Anyone have any advice? I could start by eating healthier, that's always a start.


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post #2 of 7 Old 01-03-2015, 10:34 PM
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I broke both my ankles in a motorcycle accident back in 1985, was in casts for six months, so I can relate.

Have you thought about bike riding or swimming? Biking doesn't hurt my ankles at all, unlike running, which after about two weeks really hurts.

Some weight work would help build strength as well

Ask the doctor if it'll hurt your knee or not.

Of course eating/drinking healthy is a start.

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I broke both my ankles in a motorcycle accident back in 1985, was in casts for six months, so I can relate.

Have you thought about bike riding or swimming? Biking doesn't hurt my ankles at all, unlike running, which after about two weeks really hurts.

Some weight work would help build strength as well

Ask the doctor if it'll hurt your knee or not.

Of course eating/drinking healthy is a start.
I wouldn't mind bike riding, I can do that as it is low impact. Swimming, I would need to join a gym for that.


I really want to play basketball again, I miss that so much I'll need to ask my doc about getting a profession brace for my knee for running.


I do drink a lot of water, I don't eat bad per say, jsut eat a lot lol. I know what's good and what's bad. I jsut need to get into the mind set and just do it.

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I found that myfitness pal worked great for keeping
track of what you consume. The app works great as
well!

When I have to log everything it helps me keep on track!

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I wouldn't mind bike riding, I can do that as it is low impact. Swimming, I would need to join a gym for that.


I really want to play basketball again, I miss that so much I'll need to ask my doc about getting a profession brace for my knee for running.


I do drink a lot of water, I don't eat bad per say, jsut eat a lot lol. I know what's good and what's bad. I jsut need to get into the mind set and just do it.
Tore my MCL PCL back in college. That was twenty years ago. Just recently had it scoped to clean it up. I can't run. It feels good after the scope but doc advised me to stay away from running. But stationary bike doesnt hurt a bit. Or I walk on a treadmill with an incline.

I too wish I could run and play basketball, it just aint in the cards.

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Tore my MCL PCL back in college. That was twenty years ago. Just recently had it scoped to clean it up. I can't run. It feels good after the scope but doc advised me to stay away from running. But stationary bike doesnt hurt a bit. Or I walk on a treadmill with an incline.

I too wish I could run and play basketball, it just aint in the cards.
Nothing wrong with walking on the treadmill.
I do it 3 times a week for an hour, at about
4.+ mph. The doc said not to exceed 150
BPM, so I adjust the speed and incline to
stay in the 140's.

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I wouldn't mind bike riding, I can do that as it is low impact.
Do you have a road bike? I do but I'm not a big spandex clad racing dude. Most of its miles are spent with the back wheel clipped into a Cycleops Fluid Trainer, and I have a bike computer hooked up to the back wheel rather than the front (since on the trainer, only the back wheel spins). Zero impact. I put it in front of the TV, put YouTube to a video, and burn an hour. It is awesome. Highly recommended.

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