i am almost to my goal but it's going to be hard since i am 50 and even though i'm almost the same size as when i was a normal weight and in my 20's, my body has TOTALLY rearranged itself, lol. Much more flab and less muscle and much more in the belly and a bit less in the rear (i want it the reverse!
and i figure i may have about 10-15 more lbs to lose but i'm terrible at judging that. i actually do not have a scale and do not know how much i have lost (i have a morbid fear of that scale) but i have gone from a 20/22 pants to a size 12 (which is a normal size for me, medium build, 5' 6'') anyway which leads me to my question:
i have always had a bulky knee shape even with no fat there. Over the years i have gained a lot of arthritis and knee problems. i do cardio daily (treadmill) and i have begun modest weight lifting (I have CFS/fibro so i have to take things extremely slow) and i am wondering has anyone seen knee swelling after exercise? Or excess fluid retention around the knee area for those who have knee issues? The actual PAIN isn't worse, it just seems either i get fluid gain around there or my knees seem fatter some days. i know some of it is FAT and i am HOPING that will go away with continued fat loss. I never had flab around my knees when i was younger, just big knees
Actually all this "skinny" flab is amazing me, just something i never thought of or anticipated, welcome to being 50, i guess
(i should also mention i just started exercising 9 months ago after being sedentary with CFS chronic fatigue syndrome/Fibro and overweight for YEARS so i know it will take time to become fit and build muscle again)