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weight gain after surgery worries

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I'm scheduled to get my wisdom teeth out on Friday and I'm worried about gaining weight from inactivity. I think it's making it worse that I'm not able to run my usual mileage because of my foot. I had hoped to get in some extra workouts beforehand so as to hopefully counteract my impending slothdom. Okay, recuperation, though it'll probably feel like slothdom to me :-) I have no idea how long I'm going to be out of commission - wisdom tooth extraction is for kids, not 53-year-old grammas! But I'll just have to make do with whatever unfolds.

Meanwhile, I've been making up a list of things I'll want to have on hand to eat, expecting that I won't have an appetite at all for a few days. I'll lay in a bunch of yogurt, applesauce, soup, mashed potatoes and easy-mash bananas. Hopefully my reduced calories due to lack of appetite will make up for sitting on the couch for however long it takes. As a hidden blessing, it will force me to give my foot a rest :-)

I do know that I'll be looking forward to that first easy workout when it finally occurs!

Have a Terrific Tuesday, Sparkers!
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    "impending slothdom" LOL! Pretty sure you won't be gaining any weight because you won't be able to eat. If anything you'll probably lose a little due to slight muscle mass reduction. Wisdom teeth are no fun. Hope all goes smoothly with the extraction and recovery. Sending good thoughts your way that it will be as quick and pain free as possible!
    1511 days ago
    Yeah, recovery is tough. Adjusting the calories down is always harder than adjusting them up, but it has to be done when you can't exercise as much as you'd like.

    But you know what? Eventually your foot will get better, and you'll be able to add back in some walking, then some walk/run intervals, then some running. And along the way, you'll get to adjust your calories back up.

    Until then, take care of yourself so your body *can* heal well enough to let you run again in the future.
    1512 days ago
  • LINDAM.1
    Exercise what you can. At the Healthcare community there was a exercise after heart surgery. got me moving again. Perhaps just moving that dose not involve you clenching your teeth.
    1512 days ago
    No worries about the extraction. I was 40 (now 50) when I had one pulled. I was only out of commission for a few days.

    Don't worry about gaining a few pounds, you'll lose those pretty quick when you become active again. This is just a respite for your body to recuperate.

    Everyone needs this. Think of it as a mini vacation for your foot. You can still do sitting or laying position exercises if you feel up to it. emoticon
    1512 days ago
    First think positive - I am grandma too - First, your smart by having your Wisdom tooth taken care of - no pun intended - lol Maybe the tooth fairy will come emoticon - that would be awesome at our age , right - laughter is the best medicine - I do know a little about feet/ankles and legs - had six surgeries to walk again and now I am training for a Triathlon after losing 123 pounds - you can do it - not sure what your foot problem is - but when I started to learn walk again - I water walked in a indoor pool - no pressure on the feet - and dropped my first 45lbs ! Broth , high protein yogurt and rest - emoticon Hugs Karen emoticon
    1512 days ago
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