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BETTERTHANB4
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8/24/12 9:23 A

Thanks for the well wishes. I just have to keep reminding myself that it will get better, this must be a lesson in patience (I am not very good at being patient) In the mean time I guess I get to something that I rarely do anymore, nothing for an entire weekend. I hope by Monday it is better I need to be able to do a lot of walking next week. Right now I am not walking so well, it hurts :~(



BETHS60
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8/24/12 9:08 A

I can SO relate. I stumbled and slammed my toe into the closet door just before vacation. It wasn't broken, but the idiot doctor at the urgent care center said I'd be better in a few days. So I packed my hiking boots and kayaking clothes for the trip. Hah! It's been 5 weeks and I still can't get a shoe on, except for my worn out clogs and sandals.

I know that your pain must be excruciating. I am sorry.

It's frustrating to not be able to do the things you want to do. The good news for me was that the walk to the kitchen for a snack looked way too difficult so most of the time I just didn't bother. :-) I actually lost a pound on vacation.

Take care of your foot. Take care of your body by feeding it good food. If you have some hand weights, try doing some curls and presses while sitting or lying down. You might be able to work in some crunches, too, and that might help you feel like your down time isn't wasted.



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8/23/12 3:21 P

Wow, so sorry to hear of your accident. Just know that your goal is focus on getting well. Eating a healthy diet will ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to promote healing.

Take care!
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ARCHIMEDESII
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8/23/12 3:21 P

BETTERTHANB4,

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 !


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Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 8/23/2012 (15:22)


BETTERTHANB4
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8/23/12 3:07 P

I am so frustrated. Saturday I dropped a kettle of boiling water and burned my left foot severely. Fortunately I was wearing shoes, but the top of my foot has 2 areas with 2nd degree burns. I didn't realize how painful the recovery would be. Not only can I not do any sort of exercise right now the pain is exhausting. I am fighting my comfort food reflex and trying not to gain a bunch of weight. I have a desk type of job so I am working, but not very productive.

It is going to be 2-3 weeks before I can get very active again. I had great plans to get so many things done and I have a lot of miles to wanted to do yet this summer on my bike. I am having a hard time looking at the bright side of this, would rather crawl in a hole...



 
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