Muscle mass and weight loss

March 30, 2007 at 9:38 am

Cheryl, I had not heard anyone mention that they have a problem with loss of muscle mass until you did. Not that I was ever bulky, (thank God) but there was a time, pre-GBS that I had muscle tone. I find getting strength back by using small weights, both ankle and hand held, is very tiring. Lately I have had some pretty painful days with joint pain after trying to use dumb bells and ankle weights. I do a lot of stretching, leg lifts, and large ball exercise…but those things aren’t helping to get the muscle tone back.
I also have the problem of weight loss. It’s hard to decide which way to go on the exercises when you are trying not to loose weight.
Let me know if you come up with any ideas.

Kit, My crocus are just peaking through. My husband did the raking for me, so the hosta can get a little sun and start making their way out of the mulch. I love to do those little walks around the yard and garden to see what is showing up each day.
You gotta love springtime!