Have you ever "put off" your health or diet routines until the time was "better?" I did. I felt too stressed and had to spend far too much time in a chair either reading textbooks or writing papers for the last two years of college. I felt certain I would get back to it with vigor after I graduated.
Putting it off meant gaining back most of my weight. Yuck. My body looks lumpy and I have felt weak and frumpy. BUT... I know how to do this 'diet' thing, and the hypnosis I have been doing has made controlling my food intake relatively easy.
However, I have found throughout my life that I can lose 10 or even 15 pounds without increasing my exercise, but that is about it. Honestly, I don't eat that much. Sometimes I eat foods that are too high in calorie density, but overall I am not one who stuffs my face. I like good food, salty food, and sometimes rich food, but I am not one to just cram in gobs of it. So, I can adjust my diet and lower my calories, but in the end I find that exercise is key.
I have tried and tried the last two months to get back to my walking regime but I have had ever-increasing foot pain. With our on-again off-again medical insurance, I had to wait to get an appointment for an x-ray. By the time I got in two weeks ago and got the results, my doctor was on vacation - then my insurance lapsed again (sigh). So, while I have the results, I have no real explanation for what they mean.
It appears (from what I can cobble together) that I have a congenital deformity, a slightly flat foot and several spurs. I spoke to a doctor friend of mine (out of state) who is still concerned that they missed a tiny stress fracture because of the location of the pain and the duration of it.
For now, I am on ice, and regular ibuprophen. And, I am off walking.
And I am not losing any weight.
My doctor friend (of course) recommended that I lose weight to ease the stress on my foot. Yeah, like I needed someone to tell me that.
Hubby suggested I buy a bike - the same day as a woman was knocked off her bike on the trail by our house and nearly raped. That sort of put a damper on that idea.
I'm not giving up - I will figure something out. I'm just going to have to use a different strategy. I am not sure how to keep off the foot and have a life- how to do laundry, wash the car, garden, clean house...pretty danged impossible without putting weight on my foot. Perhaps I have to get better at hopping *lol* Although, I don't want to stress fracture the other foot.