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Old Mon, Apr-05-21, 07:20
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/229/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 92%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
Default Serious Right Knee Injury

Date ---- Steps -- Other Activities
------- --------- -------------------------------
Apr 01 -- 6,292
Apr 02 - 10,157 - Hike to Humpback Rocks was a bad idea. Re-injured Knee
Apr 03 -- 1,516 - Recliner bound.
Apr 04 -- 2,913 - Less pain & swelling. A bit more mobile
Apr 05 -- 2,471 - More progress. Healing this one will take weeks or longer
Apr 06 -- 6,291 - UBWT - Walking with a limp, but retired the cane.
Apr 07 -- 5,221 - Knee still swollen & sore.
Apr 08 -- 6,443 - UBWT
Apr 09 -- 3,930 - The knee pain is slowly subsiding. Still noticeably limping
Apr 10 -- 4,106 - The plan is to rest the knee as much as possible
Apr 11 -- 4,502 - through April, then start some rehab exercises.
Apr 12 -- 6,484 - UBWT
Apr 13 -- 7,753
Apr 14 -- 3,441 - Knee feeling much better.
Apr 15 -- 3,997
Apr 16 -- 4,658
Apr 17 - 10,016
Apr 18 -- 5,941 - UBWT
Apr 19 -- 4,571
Apr 20 -- 5,736 - UBWT
Apr 21 -- 5,960
Apr 22 -- 5,325
Apr 23 -- 4,298
Apr 24 -- 2,599 - Resting the knee as much as possible
Apr 25 -- 4,738
Apr 26 -- 6,265 - UBWT
Apr 27 -- 5,247
Apr 28 -- 5,520 - UBWT
Apr 29 -- 4,483
Apr 30 -- 4,708

UBWT = Upper body weight training
LBWT = Lower body weight training
Floors = Flights of stairs on the Y's Step Climbing machine

April 2021 Summary

Total Steps: 155,583
Total Miles: 78
Average Daily: 5,186
Miles Bicycling: 0
Miles Jogging: 0
Avg Daily Floors Climbed: 5


I've made great progress with the knee that I severely injured on a hike on April 2nd. I had to use a cane for the first week. I took the elevator instead of the steps at the Y for the first 3 weeks. Now I can finally climb up steps without pulling myself up with the handrail. I still don't trust it going down stairs without the rail. It still feels a little weak & wobbly. On a scale of 1 to 10 the pain has gone from 10 to 2 in this 30 days. That's progress.

My protein was high all month, mainly due to my adding collagen & beef broth supplementation morning and night in hopes that it could help me heal faster. I don't know that it helped, but I am healing. So I'll continue consuming both supplements daily through May.

I stayed off my feet as much as possible in April. I averaged only 5K steps per day. On May 1st I got in 8K steps and the knee still feels good. This coming month I'll start rehab exercises and increase my walking. I've never injured my knee like this before. I'm having to figure this out as I go. So far so good.
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