OUCH ! I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I can't tell you how many injuries I've had because of simple accidents. Don't beat yourself up. I can assure you that you will NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you can't exercise for 2-3 weeks.
Take the time to let your foot heal. As long as you are mindful of what you eat, you will not gain weight. When it comes to weight loss, what matter most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit.
Try to eat as healthfully as you can. Don't cut your calories because your body needs those calories (energy) to help your foot heal. I know you'd love to take a nose dive into the comfort food, but you have to resist the urge. If you're hungry go have some fresh fruit or some other healthy snack. Because you have to ask yourself this question,"Do you want to feel more guilty later for regaining any weight ?" Of course not. That's why you have to take care of your body. Eat foods that nourish it.
There really IS a bright side ! 2-3 weeks is NOT as long as you'd think. the time is going to fly by. And just because you can't do the workouts you were doing, doesn't mean you can't work out. Get a set of resistance bands and do upper body strength work or even core exercises. work your upper body muscles while your foot heals. That's something you can do to continue being active.
Will your doctor let you walk on crutches ? If so, walk on those crutches. I knew people who lost weight with a broken leg. Walking on crutches is an amazing workout.
Don't worry !! Go have some fruit, you'll feel better. Do you have any bananas ? Go freeze a banana. Once it's frozen, this is what you do. You put it into a blender with some low fat milk or soy milk. you could even add a little frozen yogurt. blend until smooth. voila ! a low calorie banana smoothie !
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 8/23/2012 (15:22)