I'm starting OMAD today. I really think it would make more sense for me to wait a while before starting this thread, but I decided to do it anyway because I need to be accountable to myself. Immediately! About 18 months ago, I had successfully completed a 60# weight loss here on mfp, and was starting to look good. Then disaster struck. I was dancing at my daughter's graduation. Dancing in shoes that weren't made for the purpose - and I twisted my knee. A couple of meniscus tears. I went to physical therapy, got a cortisone shot, and tried hard to wait it out and let my knee heal. No go. I found a great knee surgeon - he quoted 50% chance that arthroscopic surgery would make things better, 10% chance things would be worse. Had the surgery last July, and then faithfully did a heckofalot of physical therapy. Unfortunately, the knee keeps getting worse. I use hiking sticks a lot to assist my walking, and some days I pick up my crutches just to get around without pain. I have gained 20# since the knee injury. NOT GOOD!
I am finally motivated to get this extra weight off! My schedule doesn't allow me the luxury of a knee operation until late summer. I WILL get this extra 20# off by then. I will use this accountability thread to keep the progress moving.
I have no doubts about OMAD. That is going to be the easy part. The harder part will be figuring out what physical exercises I can do to strengthen my muscles and get in better shape prior to getting a NEW KNEE!
Starting weight: 195.8
Goal before getting a new knee: 175
Eventual goal: 165