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Down at the doctor's

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

I took my foot to the doctor's yesterday. In fact, it insisted on coming. It also made its presence felt with every step.

The doctor held it in her lap and looked it over carefully and said the problem is probably a strained ligament, and as ligaments in general have a poor blood supply, it will take a while to heal.

However, she was definite about one thing: I should not under any circumstance give up exercising. She was quite congratulatory about my revised lifestyle though I did point out that I've had a two=month SparkBlip.

(It's just possible word has got around the practice that one of their fat people has not only lost some weight but has also started taking exercise. Stuff like this is what doctors dream of because so few of the people they advise to lose weight and take exercise actually do lose weight and take exercise. Weightloss refuseniks come in bundles, in fact I look like a whole bundle of people on my own.)

Anyway I assured her that I was actually en route for the swimming pool and indeed have reached the point where without exercise I get moany and frustrated (you'd noticed?) and she put up bunting and pointed out that this is particularly good for upper body strength. Swimming, that is, not being moany and frustrated. If moany and frustrated developed muscles I'd look like Mr Universe.

I hadn't the heart to tell her that I'm not so far gone on exercise that I understand what upper body strength actually involves. Please, SparkFriends, if you love me at all, don't all write in to explain. Ignorance is bliss. If it will reduce my waistline, I'm in the money but if it isn't going to I'd rather not know. As I suspected, when I look in the mirror at the swimming pool, the measurement round my bottom is easily three dress sizes smaller than that round my waist. I won't go into details about the size of the skin round the back being rather larger than what it contains: those of you who've experienced this already know; those who haven't should thank your lucky stars.

So there I was again today, third time this week. Tomorrow is a new week, and I'll have to start all over again. The weather has brightened up today and got a bit milder and it's Sod's Law that I can't walk more than half a mile at the mo.

In an attempt to eat five freggies today I've just eaten two pears poached in red wine.

That is HALF FAT creme fraiche you see there.

Look, I'm trying really hard, ok?
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CATNCAG 1/30/2014 3:25PM

    I hope your foot has gotten better! Your pears poached in red wine looks good! I have never had it before but sounds scrumptious! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 8/2/2013 10:58AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/1/2013 8:35AM

    emoticon Good luck with the foot.

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GEORGE815 4/28/2013 3:09PM

    I enjoyed my foot massage yesterday. They really work out the kinks. I have diabetes and the blood flow to my feet is suspect sometimes. I walk every day so that stresses "my dogs to be barking".

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SEWISTLADY 4/18/2013 11:36AM

    I can relate. I have foot pain too and am adjusting my exercise too. Hope yours heals faster than expected.
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BEATLETOT 4/17/2013 11:56AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed this read. =)

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EARTHTONED84 4/17/2013 11:24AM

    Mmmmmm wine, pears and creme fraiche!! I hope you have a wonderful recovery! Keep up the wonderful job :)

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MCJULIEO 4/15/2013 1:17PM

    You are doing great.... and your doctor recognizes greatness when he sees it!

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GRAMPIAN 4/13/2013 10:25AM

  Good luck - to you and your foot!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/11/2013 9:57PM

    Wishing your foot a speedy recovery.

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AGGIELIZ 4/11/2013 5:25PM

    Loving your sense of humour!! You should write for a living. I will never look at going to the doc in the same way, but always remember your bunting when I'm there. Bless you for making me laugh. emoticon

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SJKENT1 4/10/2013 4:36PM

    Feet -- we really need you. Praying you will find healing quickly!

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MAMAOWLS 4/10/2013 2:24PM

    Isn't it amazing how exercise becomes addictive. At least it is one addiction that is good for you.

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KALEWINE 4/10/2013 12:46PM

    emoticon I hope your foot heals quickly! Also, keep up the good work!

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SPUD3193 4/10/2013 9:40AM

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CSMNETC 4/10/2013 12:53AM

    i Loved this article and the humor within it! Thank you for sharing. Now, I simply must know, after being around this site a couple of years already, just what is a SparkBlip?
Thanks again - Maryjean

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KHALIA2 4/10/2013 12:17AM

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LUVTOBOWL 4/9/2013 3:09PM

    Your foot will heal in time. Hang in there!!!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 4/9/2013 9:44AM

    Hang in there CC, hope you 'heal up' quickly!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 4/9/2013 8:50AM

    It's a little scary that we could probably be twins! emoticon

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ALASKABRED 4/9/2013 12:42AM

    Foot pain is a bummer when your actively trying to lose weight...this girl knows. Baby it and keep up the good work.

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KARENLEIGH32 4/8/2013 8:27PM

    LOL I hope you foot is better soon until then swimming is good!

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CECELW 4/8/2013 7:35PM

    You have the best attitude i've heard in a very long time! I know a lot of people who use all kinds of excuses not to attempt healthy living. You are not one of them!

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NEWTINK 4/8/2013 7:32PM

    As someone that has feet problems in the worst way I can tell you dont push it to get back to walking and swimming is excellent exercise if you are going to be out for a little bit there are some excellent books that can teach how to exercise in the water to get a better workout .. hope you get better soon and you really are hilarious emoticon

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ABUFFKIN 4/8/2013 4:45PM

    So happy to hear that you did not allow an injury to sideline you!!! Just keep on keeping on!!!

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HFAYE81 4/8/2013 3:45PM

    I'm sure medical providers wish that more people would take the initiative to adopt a healthy lifestyle. I am actually a little excited to see my doctor again, I've lost so much weight since my last visit. I think he'll be tickled.

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MOMOSG 4/8/2013 3:24PM

    Keep at it - you're doing a fantastic job. In my opinion, it's amazing you continue to do all that you do when your foot gives you grief! WooHoo for you.

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PATTISTAMPS 4/8/2013 1:06PM

    Don't you love the doctor... nevermind that you have lost weight- they always want to give you the talk anyway!! Look doc, I know I need to lose weight, and exercise... and thank you for not calling people in to point and laugh, but can't you just give me a small "attagirl" for trying????? LOL. Keep up the great work - you will get there!!!

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CAMSEDGE 4/8/2013 12:21PM

    My knee sends your foot condolances. Every journey has it's episodic battles...so just when we start frolicing down the enticing grassy path a dragon or troll has to step out to make the journey interesting...just beat them away with that magical yoga move the "perched guinea stance"...that'll scare 'em.

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YULLABELLE 4/8/2013 10:52AM

    You are emoticon . You didn't let an injury stop you from getting healthier. You just found a new form of exercise. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 4/8/2013 10:26AM

    emoticon ...love your blogs! emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 4/8/2013 10:09AM

    Yum, that's a very creative way to get those freggies emoticon

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DJSHIP46 4/8/2013 9:38AM

    Hope healthy living speeds you healing process!!!

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HLOCHRIDGE 4/8/2013 9:15AM

    Get well soon!!!

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CFMOSS 4/8/2013 9:13AM

    I appreciate that your foot insisted on going to the doctor with you. That's my kind of humor. Good exercising to you.

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/8/2013 8:52AM

    I love the greenery on your page background. It reminds me that spring will arrive soon. You are so inspirational how you came up with an alternate exercise plans to accommodate your foot. I have had to do the same. I thought I was having knee problems but it turns out is is my back. I am still doctoring for more answers. Take care of yourself and heal well so you do not continue to suffer. Happy swimming. I know this reeks of attitude but I don't worry how I look in a swim suit. If someone does not like how I look, they can look elsewhere.
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DWESTERM 4/8/2013 8:07AM

  Sorry about your foot troubles. Maybe some foot rubs to get the blood circulating. Swimming is good. I heard the belly fat is the hardest to get rid and usually the last to come off. But as long as it comes off, I'll be happy. I've been up and down with weight loss. Pretty steady weight actually. I have increased the exercise. I'm concentrating on that, getting 8 glasses of water and getting more freggies. Hope your foot heals before the warm weather comes in and you want to get out and hike. Love your blog. Thank you for the inspiration.

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JANEMARIE77 4/8/2013 7:44AM

    just keep swimming swimming

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BANNERMAN 4/8/2013 12:40AM

  Keep on keeping on

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CORNERKICK 4/8/2013 12:32AM

  Hope you get better soon

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JIBBIE49 4/7/2013 11:50PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail. What an honor. emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/7/2013 11:30PM

    Sorry about your foot, but good for you for keeping up the activity!!

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