2old2quit -- Silly girl, it is NEVER a waste of time to ask questions, that's how we all learn... Secondly you are NOT old at over 50, I am over 50 also, so welcome to the club... Thirdly, CONGRATS on your weightloss so far
Glucosamine has helped me and DH tremendously
... If it doesn't go away withing a few weeks check with your doctor... I would also recommend that you do some weight training this would help the muscles and ligaments holding your joints feel better. When I went to see my foot doctor he was surprised that I didn't have sore knees from running "at my age"
until he found out that I weight train... Then he said: "Your bones are only as strong as your muscles and ligaments holding the joints" ... That made me feel better, specially after the "at your age" comment
May I critique your eating plan ? Without upsetting you
Mon-Fri I will have:
breakfast - 1 c cereal w/ whole milk, 1 Fit & Trim yogurt,
snack - 6 pieces cooked shrimp & FF string cheese
lunch - 1 c basmati rice, mushrooms & 2 slices sirloin OR chicken breast
dinner -1 glass red wine & probably a Smart Ones for dinner or just yogurt.
I would starve to death on so little food
honestly, you need more REAL food... Lots of veggies, 2-3 fruits/day, skim milk instead of whole milk, oatmeal for breakfast or another high fiber cereal, to kick start your metabolism for the day... basmati rice, as far as I know is a white rice, brown or wild rice would be a better option and only have a half cup at a sitting... The glass of wine is fine but the Smart ones, is that like a Lean Cuisine, if it is, it is loaded with sodium, a chicken breast roasted with veggies and half a cup of wild rice or a small sweet potato would be much healthier...
Just my 2 cents I hope you don't mind...