Saturday, October 06, 2012
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that I'd be thrilled to hear that I wouldn't have to stop exercising because of an injury? My DH said that's how much I've changed, that the thought of not being able to exercise was upsetting and that I didn't turn to food.
For the back story, I took a fall a couple of weeks ago in the grocery store -- some liquid in the aisle. I managed not to fall all the way, caught myself on the cart, but smacked the the side of my foot -- which instantly ballooned up, I really had so much going on that I put it on the back burner and was doing mostly walking for exercise because I could do that when I was working. Well, this week I finally started going to class -- pain! I had an x-ray that showed 2 fractures to the side of my foot. Thank goodness I was referred to a great podiatrist and he said that the walking and light exercise was actually helping me heal -- the bones were lined up and I should continue doing what I had been doing -- no cast, surgery or anything. He said that if I hadn't been exercising at all, it would have been a problem.
This is the first time I can remember when I've handled an issue without becoming an emotional eater -- but it could be because I got rid of all my big (in case) clothes and if I gain weight I have to go out and buy new big clothes -- which is not going to happen.
This has proved to me that I can handle my new lifestyle of eating tight and exercise, even through the unexpected situations and thank you Sparkers for all your support.