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#131 - Foot Update.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thanks to all of you who have sent goodies and well wishes in regards to my foot injury. It's been tough the last couple of days, but I really appreciate the love. emoticon

I haven't discussed what I did, so I'll do it now:

On Sunday, I was getting ready for church, and my clothing garment was stuck at the back of the dresser drawer. I pulled the drawer out, laid it on my lap, and retrieved the garment. As I was putting the drawer back into the dresser, it fell and landed on the top of my foot. Swell, bruising, and throbbing happened quickly. For the remainder of the day, I iced and propped it up.

After a few days of crutches, a boot, and no improvement, I decided to see an orthopedic specialist to see what, if any, damaged had been done. Unfortunately, since there are so many bones in one's foot (and they overlap each other), the only way I could know the extent of the damage without a doubt would be to have an MRI. Considering those aren't cheap and provided that my exam showed no displacement of bones, he decided to boot it for two weeks. I also have physical therapy exercises to do twice a day.

Heavy duty!

On May 30th, I will see him again to see if things are going well. If I don't have any pain, I assume I will be allowed to exercise again. If pain is still present, I will have another x-ray along with an MRI.

I have mixed emotions. I have two 5K races in July. If it heals, I'm looking at about a month and a week for training. This frustrates me as I really want 3.1 miles to be a distance I can fully run.

However, I'm beginning to look at this situation as a blessing. Lately, I've had no energy or motivation to eat clean or workout. These next two weeks give me the opportunity to really focus on nutrition. I'm looking to take out both gluten and sugar out of my diet. With those two gone, I'm hoping to renew both my energy and motivation.

Right now, my issue is commitment. I'm not good at it when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. I always find excuses for not exercising or eating healthy. My hope is that maybe it will become a habit by May 30th.

As for eating healthy, any favorite breakfast, lunch, or snacks you'd like to share?
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    So sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it heals up quickly. I like that you turned this negative into a positive. It is a blessing in disguise to be able to focus on yourself and what you put on your body and focus on healthy, nutritious foods.
    Let us know how the no gluten and sugar makes you feel. I keep meaning to try to cut out sugar but so far haven't been to motivated. Thanks for the extra kick in the pants, lol.
    1667 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your foot injury! I hope it heals quickly.

    1668 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I hope your foot heals quickly!
    1673 days ago
    I hope your injury heals quickly so you can get back to your training for the 5K runs you have scheduled. as for favorite foods i am a veggiehead. I love all different types of vegetables so i always have them cut up and ready to eat any time. I also like the gluten free rice cakes and the wasa crackers for snacks.
    Best wishes as your journey to better health continues emoticon
    1674 days ago
    Wow! Bummer. I hope you heal well and quickly.
    Find excuses TO eat healthy and exercise instead of the other way around.
    My excuse for eating healthy is that I want more energy and a body that runs well. (Sometimes I think of my body like a piece of machinery and needs fuel to run.)
    My excuse for exercising is that it will keep me out of the old age home!
    As for breakfast I these days I often eat oatmeal for breakfast and following that some plain Greek yogurt for the protein. I mix the yogurt with grated lemon and lime that I have frozen. Yes, I freeze whole fresh lemons and limes then use my micro grater to grate them. I put a good 1/2 tbsp or more of grated lemon and lime in the yogurt and then sweeten it with a bit of stevia which is an herb that comes in a white powdered form and also in liquid form.
    Here is a link to a micro grater/zester in case you need a visual.

    1675 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2013 1:49:23 PM
  • BREW99
    Oh so sorry to hear of your injury - hopefully it will be a blessing in disguise (under that big boot). There are a lot of good exercises out there you can do while sitting down and not going to the gym. My friend had this issue too and I wrote this article for her- it has some good workouts that are fun. Maybe it will help...
    1675 days ago
    I hope the boot works! I eat a smoothie for breakfast every morning and it usually holds me til lunch. Lately I've been obsessed with quinoa so this week for lunch is quinoa, fresh squash and zucchini from the farmer's market, and chicken. Dinner is usually something simple and quick like an omelet lol. This is probably a great time to explore new recipes that you want to try. Whenever I need inspiration to eat healthy I usually try to experiment with new recipes. emoticon emoticon
    1675 days ago
  • C8TSON
    So sorry to hear you had this happen to you. I hope it is a time that you can focus on your nutrition though, and take some rest for yourself also. Hang in there, and good luck with the physical therapy!
    1676 days ago
    oh no!!!!!!!!I was off running for almost 4 weeks! it killed me! Nutrition is the key to everything! Good luck friend!
    1676 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    I was in a boot just like that a few months ago. It sucks! I'm so sorry you have to go through this but it sounds like you've got a great, positive attitude about it. Hopefully you'll be painfree in two weeks and ready to train. Take care!!

    My favorite snacks--greek yogurt, fruits, cheese, protein bars, apple + PB or banana + PB = yummmm! emoticon

    1676 days ago
    ugh! i am so sorry Sam! I hope the boot helps it heal. :(

    I am a big fan of greek yogurt for breakfast. Chobani or Yopa(they sell it w/ granola in the lid to mix in! love it!) I'll eat a banana with T sunflower seed(or whatever nut butter) alongside this.

    I was also making english muffin breakfast sandwiches with egg and cheese, and sometimes a Morningstar "sausage" patty. (got sick of those though)

    Lunches this week I made a batch of a quinoa recipe.. so yummy!
    1676 days ago
    Ouch :( i really hope that there's nothing broken in there. you should come up here to Canada.. the price of the MRI is completely covered!
    1676 days ago
    bummer emoticon I hope it heals ASAP! Good for you on taking this on as a blessing and an opportunity to focus on nutrition emoticon emoticon
    1676 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    Oh no! I hope it heals quickly! Good idea to take this time to think about nutrition (and maybe upper body lifting too? haha). Lately, I've been on a hard boiled egg kick from breakfasts paired with some fruit. Lunch is usually a salad (yesterday was mixed greens with cranberries, sliced almonds, and salmon with a slightly sweet dressing). I'm always at a loss for dinners. Usually just some sort of meat and veggie combo. Good luck!
    1676 days ago
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