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90 Day Vegan Adventure Day 9 Struggling


At the beginning of the week I had my blood work drawn and had a conference with my Doctor about my knees and cholesterol.  The LDL number is high enough to treat with  medication.  My knees are slightly arthritic and the left knee has a bone fragment that is floating.  Even though surgery is in the near future, a lower weight would help all of these conditions.  So, the 90 Day Vegan Adventure isn’t only about a new eating habit, it’s also about weight loss.  The catch-22 is exercising with a bum knee.  Yoga has worked for flexibility and strength but I need an inexpensive form of aerobic exercise that doesn’t cause knee pain.  Recommendations are welcome.

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Hi my name is Laura Powell Like. My career in nursing, healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease spans over 25 years. A graduate degree in Parent-Child nursing has helped me work in the field of womens health, raise 4 children of my own and study research concerning how to acheive a healthy lifestyle in the western culture. Currently I own a business and focus on mentoring other leaders as well as making recommendations to my clients about diet, supplementation, exercise and prevention of disease. I consult with experts and health practitioners who have the education and experience needed to fully answer my clients questions and concerns. This blog is about education, personal experience, and getting the word out. So enjoy, I welcome your comments and questions.

4 thoughts on “90 Day Vegan Adventure Day 9 Struggling

  1. what about swimming?

    • Love it, can’t afford it. Thanks for the suggestion, I am going to sign up for one class which I know will help.

  2. When I went vegan my cholestrol dropped a lot and so did my weight (50 pounds in 6 months). The best aerobic, low stress exercise I do is swimming luckily I have a low cost gym membership so I can go to the pool when I want or take a water aerobics class which turned out to be more fun that I thought it would be. Best of luck!!

    • Thanks Debbie, I agree that the swimming is the best for over stressed joints. Right now I cannot afford the local Y membership however, I love their underwater running class, so maybe I’ll sign up just for that. I’m looking forward to the lower cholesterol numbers 2 months from now. I greatly appreciate the encouragement and enjoyed reading your blog,