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Eating natural foods, taking the time to plan meals and snacks. Pre-planning is the key! Low carbs, lots of protein, healthy fats and plenty H20

Supplements & Drugs; none!


Strength Training; Mon, Wed & Fri doing big compound exercises that hit the big muscle groups.

Cardio; currently none.

Next Weigh in:


ReBoot Stats


Weight: 287lb

Body Fat: 44.7%

Muscle: 25.1%


Weight: - 21.6lb

Body Fat: - 3.3%

Muscle: + 1.6%


Weight: 308.6lb

Body Fat: 48.0%

Muscle: 23.5%


Before you start any exercise program or change your diet please contact your doctor before doing so.

Train safe! Eat healthy! :-)

The Past Coming Back To Haunt Me! :(

Do you know those negative experiences that you have when you are young and you tuck them away in the back of your mind hoping they will stay there?

Well I had one of those not-so-good-experiences when I was about 11-12.  I was having a pain in my left hip and then it got worse and eventually it affected the way that I walk and I got a rather bad limp.

I went for x-ray after x-ray and test after test, doctors were telling my parents that they could not find anything wrong and maybe I was just looking for attention, etc.

Then after a holiday in Ireland, we returned to Scotland and that first morning my mum received a phone call from the hospital and they asked here to bring me there immediately.

I was met at the hospital by a nurse and a wheelchair.

The doctor proceeded to inform my mother that I had what’s called a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), in other words a dislocated hip. Which they said can be difficult to spot on an x-ray. But even at 11-12 I didn’t really buy that, I don’t know I am not a doctor, maybe it is difficult to see.

But I felt it, and I walked on it for 6 months.

Then I went through a time in the hospital with my leg in traction (basically they tie a weight to it) and then I was operated on to have two pins put into my leg to make it right.

6 months after the operation my hip started to get painful again I was taken back into hospital where I was told that one of the pins had broke and was moving into my muscle causing the pain.

So back into hospital for another operation to remove the pins.  Through the doctors evaluation he felt that my hip was strong enough to have both pins removed.

And I did, and they were and since then my hip has been fine…….. That is until now. (famous last words!)

I have been (and was trying to ignore) a little twinge of pain in my left hip, but yesterday the twinge of pain was upgraded to a sharp pain.

So instead of going to the gym (I didn’t make it to the gym on Monday) I hopped in a cab and went to see the doctor.  I waited from 6pm to 8:40pm and I was in and out in 10 minutes. He checked my ROM (range of motion) in my left hip and it was fine.

Tonight I have to go for an x-ray and then meet the doctor again. I am not too worried, I little curious maybe, but we’ll see what the x-ray brings.

So this week I am going to be pretty much inactive in regards to working out at the gym.  I spoke to the doctor and he asked me to stay out of the gym this week until we know what we are dealing with.

But after that we talked about (maybe more of a negotiation than a talk) that next week I could keep lifting but avoid any exercise that puts too much pressure on or causes my hips to move vigorously.

So as I am planing my new workout for December I will need to drop my cardio for now, and I am still going to lift, using the sitting weight lifting machines for my quads, gluts and hams.  I will keep going with free-weights for upper body but maybe incorporate more sitting.

Well that’s that! I will keep you informed how tonight goes.

Keep me in your prayers that this pain will go and that I have full healing in my left hip.


Comment from LisaNewton
Time November 26, 2008 at 5:34 am

You’re in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I’ve been fortunate to not have too many health problems (knock on wood), but I did watch my youngest daughter, who played volleyball in high school, go through knee issues. Not nearly as serious as your hip but the pain of watching a child suffer was still there.

From the sound of it, you have a great plan to keep your workouts up, so I’m sure when it’s all over, you’ll be great……………..:)

Comment from Andrew
Time November 26, 2008 at 11:16 am

Hi Lisa, thanks for the prayer and encouragement. Whatever doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, right?

Take care,

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Time November 27, 2008 at 7:25 am

[…] to the problems with my hip in my youth (read about it here) my left hip bone is not as strong as my right hip, and my weight bearing down on it has not helped […]

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Comment from Brandon
Time October 2, 2010 at 1:05 am

Hey man, my story sounds quite similar to yours. however,I was playing basketball and i dove for a ball going out of bounds. Which cause the hip joint to dislocate. i was also around the 11-12 year range. i am now 14, seems as if some of the pain is starting to come back. However, i still am engaged to all sorts of sports. this may be a reason?. I need to get into the doctor for a certain check up. who knows tho. Interesting sroty.

Comment from Andrew
Time October 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hi Brandon, yes get to your doctor ASAP, these things are best when dealt with quickly (especially when you are still young); so you can be on the mend and then get back into your active lifestyle.

I hope it all works out, keep in touch and let me know.

Take care & thanks for commenting,

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