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BAM0827 Posts: 3,023
10/25/11 11:22 A

Try to turn this into a positive - time to focus on eating! The half hour you may have been exercising - research new recipes or read a food article or two. Set a goal that when you are given the OK to workout again you'll be the same weight or less. Think of a reward that you'll get yourself that you can work towards.

The old you would let the time slip away saying "why me" but the new you sure isn't going to let let 2-3 weeks get you down! You can do this because you're a person who has a long-term goal in mind. Healthy living is a big picture while small setbacks are just little details that soon go away.

I hope the pain subsides soon!

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10/25/11 10:52 A


I am so sorry. Just know that this journey we are all on will be a lifetime. And while 2 weeks seems like a long time, in the scope of a lifetime, it will be like a blink of your eye. Just make sure your nutrition is on par which will not only help you with your weight, but will allow your body to get the nutrients it needs in order to heal and recover.

I wish you a speedy recovery!
Coach Nancy

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10/25/11 10:51 A

OUCH ! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident ! But, that doesn't mean you have to give up your healthy habits. It's not as big a bump in the road as you'd think. When it comes to weight loss, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

In short, you can still lose weight even though you can't exercise. Listen to your doctor, if they want you off your feet for a couple of weeks (at least), listen to them. Give your foot time to heal. For now, you just be mindful of what you eat. You really won't derail any of your efforts at good health because you hurt yourself. Top athletes routinely are injured and have to take time off.

So, don't worry ! If you need something to do, ask your doctor if you can do some strength training exercises while sitting in a chair. all you'd need would be some hand weights or resistance bands. Work your upper body muscles while your lower body heals. And if you haven't been doing any strength training, this would be a good opportunity to start.

But once again, ask your doctor, they might want you to take it easy.

Don't worry, everything will be fine !

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10/25/11 10:43 A

i sliced my foot and now have 6 stitches. i can hardly walk or stand for any length of time. i wasdoing really good on my lifestyles changes but now it feels like everything has come to a grinding halt. i'm afraid that if i'm down for 2 wks, all my progress will be undone. i'm so discouraged and my foot really hurts:(

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