Today's Weigh-In: 199.6 lbs.
5-Day Average: 199.88 lbs.
So far, I've got 2 days of perfect eating behind me. Less than 2200 calories a day, with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, very little starch/grains, and no sugar. And since I'm not drinking, I don't have to worry about those bonus calories coming back to bite me. I've even been consistent in taking my vitamins and supplements, which is rare for me. You could say my nutrition has been absolutely perfect.
My knee still hurts, but it's starting to feel better. I've been doing stretches meant to loosen it up, and I've also been foam rolling my thigh, which helps a lot (but hurts a lot when I'm doing it). I've been taking 6 grams of fish oil per day, which I also think is helping reduce inflammation. I did get a chance to work out yesterday, and I noticed that when I get a good warm-up that my knee doesn't hurt so severely that I can't use it. That's good news, as it means I can go back to my regular workouts (although I'll make sure to take it a bit easy and watch for any pain).
My average is moving down, so I know that this is working. Slowly but surely I will reach my goal.
P.S. I've started using FitDay (instead of SparkPeople) to track my food intake. You can check out my daily diet at http://fitday.com/fitness/PublicJournals.html?Owner=Maleldil