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i broke my foot

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Today, I was feeling so so good. In fact I can remember how I had planned to tell my best friend, when she joined me on the walking track how great the day had been so far.
The depressed mood I have been in had begun to lift a little and I was so enjoying my walk in the sunshine.
Listening to upbeat music and having had my protein shake...I walked about 45 minutes when my friend joined me on her lunch break.
We began talking about the Bama/ND football game, by the way...Wayta go Bama!!!
When on our very first lap around the track together, I felt a tenderness to my foot....just a burning of sorts and the very next step I took...KAPOWWWW....A loud pop could be heard, and felt....and I was so lucky to even make it the 30 or 40 feet back to my car.
And since my friend had to go back to work...I drove myself home, barely able to climb the stairs to my front porch and woke honey to come help me...I didnt want him to have to miss a shift of work and ((a huge chunk of his paycheck))....I had my good friend Amy come and drive me to the doctor...where after about 2 hours, and an xray, I learned I have a stress fracture in my left foot...and a pretty bad one apparently.
She showed me the xray and not that I can really understand what I am looking at, I was informed that one piece of bone is totally broken apart from the rest of the bone.
Needless to say, I am in alot of pain. They gave me crutches and a boot and told me to stay off the foot as much as possible.
They said they will call tomorrow with a referral.
Now, the pain is bad but the depression is worse.
Here I was really beginning to feel this mood lift and to feel myself begin to allow in some happiness.
Now this!!!
I just wish I could walk. I am blue again.
I have never put alot of stock into superstitions and such, but I am beginning to wonder what bad luck has befallen me.
Not only all of this, but I have some problems with my computer and have two different guys saying they will come work on it for me, and yet....where are they???
Cant seem to get either one of them to commit to a time or price.
Dont these people do this for a living???
I guess maybe they are afraid to come to my house for fear my bad black cat number 13 walk under a ladder bad luck will rub off on them!!!!
So, the only positive I can find is that maybe I can read a few books, maybe watch some new tv shows and maybe get back to lifting weights more.
But I am very saddened over this....walking is my thing.
Hobbling to the kitchen for a bottle of water and down the hallway to the bathroom has been tons of fun this evening.

  
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NATNOEL 1/9/2013 7:42PM

    Wow...that is shocking.
I am sorry :(
Hope it will not be a long recovery time.

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 1/9/2013 9:48AM

    Yes, chair exercises and good music!!! It was gonna be gloomy and wet today anyway! Let me vouch for Coach Nicole's chair exercises.
Turn on lots of lights too. Of course, I'm no doctor, but you could be dealing with SAD
( http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/se
asonal-affective-disorder/DS00195 ) which sounds like what you described in an earlier post, saying you get like this from Nov. until Spring. I have a friend here that deals with it too, and it is treatable and manageable once you understand it. Look it up today.
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NEELIXNKES 1/8/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon Hang in there. I am finally starting to be able to get some walks in again after fracturing my foot from a fall. Check out the Chair exercise team here on Spark. There are lots of sources of exercise to keep you moving even when you can't walk the track.

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BABNURSE 1/8/2013 8:42PM

    I am so sorry that sounds terrible. I hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/8/2013 8:40PM

    Oh, my!

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this little ray of light came shining thru

Monday, January 07, 2013

today was pretty nice out, maybe upper 50's, a bit of a chill to my hands, and the wind in my hair made it necessary to wear my headband, but the walking was good, did an hour and ten minutes, i cannot wait til nicer warmer weather
have been making some life decisions and am going to set out to find a part time job or some retraining or go back to school part time, something that is training to work
no long term school and get my life on the right track, have lost 63 pounds and hope to keep on going with it......
today i cleaned house and still have alot of dusting to do and changed the curtains and cleaned off the front porch and cleaned out my car
so so productive
now, what is there to do tomorrow and the next day
hmmmm, well, i know i have to find some way to fill the time and the void in my life and maybe i will start doing late evening work outs
weight lifting and maybe even get to walk some more later in the day once the days last longer
i hate winter
i hate it so much, i really feel such an overwhelming depression and despair has been hanging over me since about november and its only gotten worse with the loss of my friend
i miss this person very badly
but, today, it wasnt so bad, i walked
i enjoyed the sun on my face and i seen some friends and chatted in the park and i came home and cleaned and have made a decision that i am giving the puppy away
i know it seems shallow and maybe heartless
but i honestly think someone else can care for her more than i can right now
maybe if it was a different time in my life
but this time right now i have to find me and i have to find where i belong and what is causing me this grief in my life
and i cant even begin to know which direction to turn
but, i stayed within calorie range today and now my house is pretty clean and i feel ok
right here and now, i feel ok

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 1/8/2013 8:42AM

    I'm glad you got out for a walk and are making plans. Stop judging yourself as "shallow and maybe heartless", you know you are doing the right thing by finding a good home for the puppy (NOT either of those things) and you don't need that dialogue in your head about what others could think - who cares what haters think?!!!
Don't dwell on the false friend. Grieve it, yes. Accept it. (Hard, but healing.) But practice on putting your mind/energy on where you are heading and the good friends you still have. I know it seems impossible to do b/c I've been there, but time really does heal IF you keep pressing forward to better things instead of over-analyzing what went "wrong." Sometimes it really is the other person.
"Dwelling on someone who has hurt you is like letting someone live in your head rent-free." Actually, it's worse. It's like they are charging YOU rent for living in your head! So draining. Cut 'em off.
Here's to new beginnings, and GOOD friends!
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what a choice, a choice to live healthy

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Well I went on the big coon hunt last night. Mostly, as I had suspected, me and my friend sat around the tailgate, waiting on her hubby and sons to follow the dogs around.
But I had a great time, we drove some very deep backroads and seen some great scenery.
Cant wait to go back again.
Today I got my walk just before the rain came, and now they tell me we might see snow soon.
I knew it had to happen.
And today I got a shirt out of my closet, one I had bought just after the Tsunami hit Japan.
It was a promotional shirt put out by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in order to help raise money for the relief effort.
I could not wear the shirt, being an adult 1x...but seemed pretty small, to me anyway.
Today I got the shirt out and tried it on and low and behold....IT FITS!!!!
I feel good about it and I know that even though I have been in a bit of a plateau, I cannot stop and I cannot let myself stress too much about it.
I will continue to lose, maybe not as much as I had hoped, and maybe not at the rate that I have already.
But my decisions are clearer to me.
After talking to a good friend last night about life decisions and choices...I realized that even the food choices, and choosing to drink a beer, or two or three or four....It is all just a choice.
He said to me, "we can only be defined by our own actions"....
It really hit home to me....I have to act better.
I have to act like someone who really wants to lose weight and get healthy.
I will be defined by my actions.
And I am glad to see things more clearly today.
Well, here is a pic of me in the shirt, not a good pic of the shirt, but I will put some more on when I can.
Hope everyone is having a nice fit and healthy Sunday.....

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/10/2012 12:52PM

    Oh, doesn't it feel good that the shirt fits! It doesn't even look tight at all! Congrats!

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RG_DFW 12/9/2012 4:17PM

    Way to go!

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RHONDA-MULKEY 12/9/2012 3:41PM

    Good for you! There is nothing more rewarding to to be able to fit into something you could not wear before! Keep up the good work!
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glittery gold and camouflage, for girls like me!!!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Well tonight was to be the big coon hunt, but not sure if its gonna happen, its been sprinkling rain here this evening and turning cooler.
I sure was looking forward mostly to just getting out of the house with friends for awhile.
But I spent the day with my mom and sister, shopping, but not really.
I did buy a few little things, and bought myself a mossy oak camo shirt to wear on the walking track on cooler days.
I love camo, and mostly pink.
I have done good with calories today, of course, I am having a cold one, or two, so huhhhhh, maybe I will have to watch it.
Was an ok day.
Cannot wait for warmer days to return.
Pics of my nails someone asked to see.

  
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CUPCAKECOOK20 12/13/2012 10:07PM

    pretty love sparkles!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/9/2012 7:49AM

    LOVE the polish color you picked out! It will go with most anything, especially Mossy Oak...lol. Is the shirt you bought one of those that has the pink in the camo too? I think pink camo is fun, but a few hardcores that I know fuss that "I'm sure you are really hiding from someone in your PINK in the middle of the woods." My reply is that most wildlife are supposedly color-blind, and I don't mind being found in the woods if I twist my ankle.
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Have a great one today despite the foggy, wet mess I'm seeing so far!
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ELSCO55 12/8/2012 10:23PM

    Pretty

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VERAWILLSUCCEED 12/8/2012 9:47PM

    Nice!!! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 12/8/2012 9:36PM

    Very nice nails - love sparkly things!

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SUPERTAM 12/8/2012 5:49PM

    Pretty! I love the sparkles! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 12/8/2012 5:40PM

    nice color on the nails....... :)

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put your pretty pink toes on the dash!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Today was to be my regular weigh in day. However, I have decided to skip the weigh in til next Tuesday, give myself a week to get back on the right track and the walking track.
Planned to walk today, and yet here we go again with another windy day, too windy.
So, I guess its the bike and the weights for me....which I really need the weights more right now anyway!!!
I cant say I am really "off track" too much with my food....just havent really been counting it as much as I should.
Maybe having a few too many late evening snacks, and even though it is 100 calorie snacks, they do add up.
But I havent gone over but maybe 2 days and not by a heckuva lot.
Today, even though I didnt get to walk has really been a good good good day.
I got to see two of my dearest and bestest people and I am really feeling good.
Cant wait til tomorrow for my mani/pedi spa day and then, even with pretty painted pink toes....I will go to the walking track and walk.
I miss my walking and my music....I need a fix real bad, maybe I will just have to cover my head with a scarf and push on against the wind......
Have a great one!!!

  
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LAURIEJOHANNAH 12/5/2012 1:04AM

    I'd try for the walk. Dress in layers and definitely cover your head. Put some "warm" music on--Beach Boys? Seriously, anything that gets you moving and makes you happy.
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