Monday, January 19, 2009
I just got back from the foot doctor. It appears that my foot (the right one of course!) has a crack in the heel bone. I'm off it and into a boot for 4-6 weeks. I am allowed to take off the boot to drive to doctor's appointments but that's it. Any time I'm not in the shower, I'm in the boot. I'm bummed! After 8 months of working out at the gym, I can't imagine going 4-6 weeks without aerobic exercise! The doctor did say that I can do a "weight workout while I'm in bed" program but no weights on my right leg. UGH!!!!!!!! I'm really going to have to watch everything that I put in my mouth and go to the mid to lower range of my calories. However, in my heart of hearts, I know that I'll get through this. Since this is a lifestyle change and not a diet, I will eat for health and to heal my bone and just suck it up and deal with it! It's just a little setback and I need to rise to the occasion. I have to look at this as a test. I am going to pass this test and maintain my weight and not gain. (easier said than done!) The doctor said we would discuss working back into exercise (yes I already know I've been obsessive about exercise in the past) when I'm healed. I can't wait but know that I need to practice moderation! The good news is that they were able to find out so quickly why it was hurting so badly. I think I can consider that a blessing!!!