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Lesson Learned

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We had lunch at Sweet Tomatoe's today. When I came home and tracked the calories, I was so surprised how high in calories and carbs their food was! Here I was thinking I was eating healthy and man, I could have had a Publix sub for half of the calories and felt much more satisfied. From now on, I will look at nutrition sites for restrauts before going. Like I said, lesson learned.


Painless Saturday

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I feel so good today. I did my Bodypump class and finished without pain in my foot. I have bought new shoes and have followed the podiatrist's instructions. It is helping. I did some cardio on the machine that he recommended which keeps my foot flat. I know understand what was causing the pain and know how to avoid what causes the pain and now I can exercise fairly painfree. And to top it off, my hubby brought me lunch! It makes for a great Saturday.


Foot explained

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I just returned from the podiatrist and now know what is going on with my foot. I have ostearthritis and have lost the cartilage between the base of my second toe and the first joint from the foot as well as my third toe. That, along with the ostearthritis along the top of the foot is the cause for the burning and the pain. The doctor put me on some medication, their office is checking with my insurance company to see how much the insurance will cover custom inserts when I am not wearing my Danskos or Sketchers. It is nice to know that I have be doing the right things and this was not because of something I did. I will go out and get new gym shoes today because I know that they need replacing. The doctor also said to avoid impact cardio, so what I have been doing for the past two weeks is the proper way to go. Now I wait and see what the insurance company says about the inserts, shop for more good shoes, and get new gym shoes.

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CHUPAL01 4/9/2010 11:12AM

    Can they give you the sinvisc (spelling) in your feet like they can other cartilage areas of the body?? I know that has helped my mom in the past with her knees and hips..........

Keep striving!! Glad it wasn't anything you did!

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GMEAN2055 4/8/2010 8:10PM

    I have lots of problems with my feet and the big problem is I love to run. I have had custom inserts made and they sure help. I also ice my feet with a frozen water bottle after my runs. When I couldn't run I did the bike at the gym. I did intervals and took spinning class, which helped me keep up my endurance. Good luck..hope you feel better

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LILPAT3 4/8/2010 10:20AM

    I have basically the same problem only in my knees instead of my feet. It is painful! Pamper those feet, keep exercising, and stay positive.

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RITZYOGAGAL 4/8/2010 9:37AM

    Wow, that sounds painful. Foot problems are always particularly annoying but its good to hear you saw a doctor and are following the right steps (no pun intended). I hope you feel better soon!

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I feel good

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I saw my doctor on Monday and got my blood test results back today. Everything is looking great. My cholestrol is within range, HDL within range, LDL within range, and my A1C is right where my doctor wants it to be. I love it when everything comes together and this site helps because I am tracking what I eat.

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HDHAWK 4/7/2010 8:46PM

    That's fantastic!

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CHUPAL01 4/7/2010 7:28PM

    Sounds great! Now to get your foot under control and get back to exercising which will help maintain the good that is happening for you!!!

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I shouldn't have, but I did

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I mowed the lawn. My foot is now being iced because of course mowing the lawn aggravated the arthritis in the foot. I see the podiatrist on Thursday and I can't wait. I should have waited on the lawn, but they are predicting rain and my son isn't here to mow the lawn so I did what I have always done and mowed the stupid stuff. Now I pay for it. Going to put my foot up and hope the ice helps reduce the burning sensation. Of course now I can play the "I can't mow the lawn because of my foot" card around here. emoticon

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EVLOBOS310 4/6/2010 4:38PM

    Ouch! You need to take it easy and stay off that foot! Hope the icing makes it feel better. Take care!

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CHUPAL01 4/6/2010 3:43PM

    Girl you need to take it easy! You need to find out what is wrong with your foot before you do something to make it worse! I know its hard to be patient and wait on others to help and/or do it for you. Rest and ice up! Take care of yourself! emoticon

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