Went Through Surgery Six Months Ago.

I had torn my ACL, Meniscus, and MCL all at the same time on the 4th of July of 2007 while sprinting.  I was going to get surgery about 2 months after to fix the problem, however the week before, I ended up having a grand mal seizure, which postponed the surgery on my knee for even longer.  This whole time I had struggled with my weight due to not being able to get to the gym to work out.  This lasted for a year until my surgery.  I went from 215 lbs to a whopping 262.  

Recently I've been able to run alot more now that my leg is feeling better.  I've lost 25 pounds and am currently stuck at 237.  I am eating proper, since I have known how to do this before, but my excercise routine doesn't seem to be helping much any more.  What do I need to do?  Should I increase my distance, resistance, work different parts of my body or what?  If someone could help me that would be great.

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2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

its hard as heck to lose weight when you've had surgery. I went through 5 years of torn discs, sciatic, pain, etc... I had 2 surgeries and even after fixing me, I was still on heavy work out restriction for 6 months, plus light restriction for 6 more. <br />
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I had to walk, ride bikes, lightly stretch, take it really easy. it was hard to gain weight and even in eating less and differently, my body was sluggish.<br />
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I, personally, ended up using taislim to assist and it was good choice for me. people have a lot of things they like and that work. I am always in strong support of good eating choices and exercise. the taislim, in addition to those was a smart choice. <br />
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you might want to take a look, men do VERY well with it.<br />

You might want to try to switch it up with interval training, so that no part of your body gets into a routine. A routine can lead to a plateau where you are used to the exercise so the body gets diminishing returns.<br />
Do a search for "Marine's Exercise program". You combine jogging with intervals of sprinting, and then intervals of resistance training (push ups, pull ups , etc), each interval is 10 min or less. <br />
I did this once when I was younger and my knees could handle it. It will kick your *** into shape.