Life would be boring if it was Predictable

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Everybody warned me that my plan to lose another 50 lbs might be pushing it too hard. I understand where they are coming from and thought to myself I really should have a plan B because I know already health can have a big factor in slowing down the progress with me. My diabetes can throw a wrench in the progress any time it wants to. I read a great article from Spark after that, which talked about that Plan B and was really helpful and informative. I thought, I wonder if everyone on my teams has read this. It is one of the best articles I have read from spark yet. I have posted the link at the end of this blog for anyone that wants to check it out.

Well now I have to put that plan B into action sooner than I expected. I found out yesterday from my foot doctor that my Ulcer on the bottom of my big toe continues to grow and is not healing the way he would like it to. We have been working on it for about six weeks now. So I need to go into the wound care department at the Hospital on Monday and he is going to put a special cast on my foot to change where the pressure is going with my foot which will heal it much faster, otherwise I could lose that toe. I will have that for a few weeks.

First I gave up walking to let it heal, and I changed to bicycle to take the pressure off my toes. I also stopped going to Zumba class, but continued doing Zumba with video take at home on a stack of rugs. Now walking and bicycle are out for now so I will have to come up with a new plan. I am sure I will do some more chair cardio but I hope I can still do some zumba at home on a good soft pad. I work out with all the rugs from the bathrooms piled up to take the pressure off my toes. That chair cardio I found harder than any other cardio I have done. It sure made me sore even though I sat the whole time.

At first I was really bummed out and thought man I am back on a great routine and dropping weight and inches again and I have to slow it up again. Then as I surfed the recliner yesterday I realized it is not that big of an imposition it is just another challenge to see if I am up to bigger and better things. I did some visualization in that chair and thought through just what I might be able to do with a cast. So I have some thoughts and I will see what the cast will entail before I put my plan out there. I was even more encouraged from the scale this morning and I will wait to share that until my official weigh in that will be tomorrow. I only weighed because I for some reason thought it was my weigh in was today. So hopefully it is even better tomorrow.

Unfortunately somewhere in all my gatherings last week I picked up that crud of a bug that has been going around for months. It must have been at the gym cause that is where I have been most of last week. I thought I had escaped it for the year, but it caught me after all. So if I have to slow down for the body to kick this bug, it at least will be at the same time as the foot cast so I can kill two birds with one stone. I am going to see if I can get some Tama flu today so I can shorten this as much as possible. I hope they give it to me, I have never taken it but I hear it really shortens the bug.

So I look forward to spring coming in more ways than one, and I will not let this drag me down, it is just another small extension of the journey. Plan B coming Soon.


Have a Great Sparky Day No matter what the circumstances, we make our future!

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    Susan, so sorry to hear about your toe troubles. Your positive attitude is a shining example to others as you plan and reconsider your plans so that you will succeed. The Sparkinator marches not; not to be stopped. Way to go my friend! Way to go.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

    Love and emoticon Maria
    1616 days ago
    sounds like chicken soup to me! well done with your awesome way of keepin' on!
    1616 days ago
    Saying an extra prayer for your toe healing quickly and you kicking that crud bug.

    Your positive attitude and persistance are amazing. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!

    1616 days ago
    You have such an inspiring positive attitude! Good for you! I know you can face this challenge and keep going!
    1616 days ago
    Awwww, sweetie. So sorry to hear about that darned foot ulcer. **SIGH** I am so proud of you, though! You have NOT given up the ghost, you're going for plan "B" and that's W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L.

    emoticon and emoticon for quick healing my dear. Life really does throw curve balls @ us, but the Sparkinator . . . she's TOUGH! emoticon
    1616 days ago
    Sorry tohear about your foot but I'm glad you will adapt and not give up. Remember there is a party tomorrow and you need to be the life of it! I love your attitude and wish we lived close enough to be real friends as I find you such an inspiration!!
    1616 days ago
    You are so right - there is always a Plan B. You have perfectly described how to make lemons out of lemonade. I will keep your toe in my prayers. Love the chair idea!!

    1616 days ago
    You are awesome and amazing. What a terrific attitude. Something I really need to learn from.
    1616 days ago
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