I'm down .6 of a pound, two weeks in a row down, for a total of one pound. (Down is good, right? lol ) I've been restricting myself in terms of desserts, and eating almost nothing sweet in general. Haven't given up the Dr. Pepper, but almost.
My knees have suddenly been doing weird things. I woke up one morning last week with one knee very painful -- from how it felt, I thought I'd look down and see it red and swollen, but it just hurt a lot and didn't function. (I jokingly told my husband it felt like gout. But, no swelling. And I don't drink port.) The other knee didn't hurt and worked fine. That went on for several days, with me wrapping my knee in an Ace bandage and limping. Then one morning the disabled knee was totally normal again, like it had never hurt and it was totally flexible again. But my *other* knee was entirely in pain. I've never heard of an ailment where the pain alternates knees! The right knee hurt even more strongly than the left had, and made it nearly impossible to walk (I couldn't straighten my leg). The next day, I woke up with the right knee entirely normal and the left knee back in pain again. It still hurts today, but is not as severe.
I looked up blood clots, arthritis, nerve pain, and other possibilities, but nothing explained a "one knee, then the other" pattern. I even looked up "side effects from Covid vaccine." The jump from one knee to the other, leaving the previously painful knee like nothing had been wrong with it, and then jumping back again to the first knee, is very odd. Not only do most knee problems happen in both knees at the same time, they often have visible swelling if they hurt as much as mine did. Since Covid has been having such strange long-term effects on people, I also wondered if I'd had an unknown case of Covid at some point and this is the side effect, but have found nothing that describes what I've been experiencing.
Anyway, my knees don't have a lot to do with diet, except that I've mostly cut out sugar on the theory that it's an inflammatory. Whether it had anything to do with the knee pain or not, it's as good a reason as any to quit (though I've actually never heard of making your joints feel better by cutting out sugar, and I don't know why such inflammation would only affect my knees.)
Anyway, we're going out to breakfast! How's that for a novelty? Have a great week.