Ya, so I poached this from another blog. What else is new????
I can't remember who suggested I read Nutmeg Notebook...but someone must have mentioned her in their blog or I wouldn't have found her, or saved her to my feed reader. As you know, I'm busier than a cat covering shit here lately, so I get behind in my blog reading. I don't have to work today. I'm taking the 5th wheel in for new tires. Oh yippee, yay! Den is working, so I'll be doing this alone. No biggie, except when I come home, back the behemoth in, I like him to put the cement blocks under the jacks. Guess I'll be doing that so I can drop the damn rig before picking him up from work tonight. Crap, I digressed again! WTF is new???
I have only read like 2 of NN's blogs....I just found out she's 50...cool. Someone my age I can relate to. Not that I don't relate to you young whipper snappers...don't get your panties or jock straps in a bunch...it's just nice to see someone older actually doing it.
OK so this is what she said.
"I learned that for every pound of weight I lose, it results in a 4-pound reduction in knee-joint load for each step I take! "
Wow....as you know, my job is one of physical labor. Damn hard physical labor if you're 51 and fat as hell. I take 2 Aleve before work and that keeps my shoulder and hands from crying out for death...but it doesn't touch the knee pain. I get home and sit and it's hard as hell getting back up. I go to bed and my knees just throb and I can't sleep. That really sucks! Not even being comfortable in bed.
So, if Ms. NN is correct, for every pound I lose, my knees will thank me a little more. I need thanks here folks!
See, you think you blog for yourself...to get YOU through YOUR journey...but you never know what you're going to write that will help someone else.
So, whoever of you reads Ms. NN, please tell her I poached her quote, and I'm getting to know her.
Peace be the journey
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5 years ago