Sorry to hear about your foot. I broke my foot the day before you did (Nov. 5), but didn't get my cast until Nov. 8. I have a "Jones Fracture" which means I can't put any weight on it at all. It sure limits what I can do for exercises and have been searching the SparkPeople site and the web for ideas. The last thing I want to do is gain back the weight I've just lost. I think the cardio I was doing did the trick, but now that's out of the question.
Getting around on crutches is exhausting, so I hope I'm getting some benefit from the exertion. Otherwise, I have been doing upper body strength exercises with bands. The doctor told me I could do leg raises. I've also been doing some floor exercises from the SparkPeople site that don't require putting weight on my foot (like crunches & swimming - lay on stomach and raise alternate arm/leg).
I had been doing the Leslie Sansone 5 Mile Walking videos, which I really like. So now I watch the video while sitting in a chair and try to do a little cardio while seated (mile or two). There are seated cardio videos on YouTube that do basically the same moves, like pumping the arms and marching (watch that foot), kicks and knee lifts. I put a big pillow under my bad foot so I don't hurt it. Guess it's better than doing nothing.
Anyway, I hope you have a speedy recovery. I just keep reminding myself to have patience and not do any more damage.
Better check with your doctor first.
Edited by: ROSE756 at: 11/13/2011 (22:26)