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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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I broke the barrier!

Friday, April 02, 2010

This week I broke the 10 pound barrier! I have tried to remain on track, gone to the gym, basically done what I have been doing. My fasting blood sugars are down this week as well. You know what I am proud of me! I did this! I can keep doing this! I feel great! I don't normally brag on myself but after three weeks of not moving the scale this pound felt really good. emoticon

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LOSINGITALL4ME 4/4/2010 9:56AM

    Success!!!!!! You should brag on yourself. Keep it up!

Alice emoticon emoticon

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GINA7249 4/4/2010 9:38AM

    u go grl slow and steady. u can do it comntinue on and have fun while doing it. keep up the good work and have a great easter if u celebrate it or other wise just have a great sunshineing day.

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JANISLI 4/2/2010 10:53AM

    You go girl. Slow and steady wins the race.
Progress not perfection. Continued success. You can do it.

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What it's all about

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eleven weeks ago I joined SparkPeople. I have learned a lot here. I set my goals and am making friends (I hope). As I look at my goals, I realized that I was not focusing on one of them. I started this journey to become healthy, as well as to lose weight . So when I got on the scale this morning, and saw once again it had not moved at all, I was upset until I logged on here and re-read my goals. My main goal is to become healthier. I am back at the gym five nights a week which is a total turnaround from when I joined. My morning fasting blood sugar levels have gone from 180's to 130's. I am wearing a smaller size again. See two years ago, when I lost my mother, I also lost 30 pounds in four months with Weight Watchers. When I lost my father that December I started gaining it all back. I guess it was grief. This time I want to be healthy, to be around to see my granddaughter (who isn't here quite yet) grow up and be married with babies of her own. That is what this journey is all about. I am doing it for me. Weight is not the main issue this time. I am really learning to love myself and to be proud of what I accomplish in life. And I thank this site for that insight.


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