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Well, it's official... I've fallen off the wagon... - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
Well, it's official... I've fallen off the wagon...
...the "healthy eating" diet wagon, that is.

I was doing so well. Six months in, and almost 60 pounds lost. I was exercising every day, sometimes twice, just walking, but at a moderate clip. And it was working.

So what happened?

Well, I woke up on the 5th of July with a sore right heel. I thought maybe I'd just bruised it, because I wore a pair of sandals for a lot of walking on the 4th (hey, they were Cole-Haan Nike Air-Sole, I thought I'd be OK). So I rested it for a few days, and it was feeling a bit better. So the following Monday, I took a little 2 mile stroll at the park.

Bad. Idea.

My foot really started aching, enough that I was limping around. I tried resting it for a week or so, but it didn't get any better. So I went to the doctor.

Diagnosis? Fractured right heel.

So now I'm in a boot, and I can't exercise the way I'm used to. I need to get something like a recumbent bike, and put it in front of the TV, so I can continue to work out. But I'm notoriously bad about exercise that doesn't involve a forced component (like walking X distance from the house, so I have no choice but to return). I tend to find excuses and stop early otherwise.

And my appetite? Much bigger, I think because exercise normally helps to curb appetite, and I don't have that. Oh, and the steroids? Not helping, even though I'm at a lower dosage than ever before. I do pretty good through the day, but I tend to bingebingeBINGE!!! late at night. And I tried having only those 100 calorie snacks in the house... but when you eat 5 or 8 of them? Not low cal in the least.

And I've gained back 6 pounds from my lowest, and am 2 higher than I was 1 month ago.


And I've got a party at my bosses house today, complete with everyone's specialties, and then a "Going Away" party tomorrow for my goddaughter, and her mother is queen of the throw-downs! I just know I'm going to be another 2.2 pounds higher, which will put me over a milestone that I never wanted to pass again!!!



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gh_lover From: gh_lover Date: July 28th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know somebody the same way. they hate exercise but if they r not made 2 do it they won't. needless to say she has jumped on the diet bandwagon and stayed on this last time. so i know u will do it when ur feeling better. if u can't exercise just try 2 moderate how MUCH you eat and that will help even a little.
pixiebelle From: pixiebelle Date: July 28th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everyone falls off now and then, that is life. Just get right back on as soon as you can. I am like you wth the exercise, so I do something I enjoy, like swimming or dancing, so I am having fun while doing it. Otherwise, I never work out as long as I should. I have been bad these last few weeks myself and not going to the gym like I was, and the last few days, I have ate so much pizza and fast food, more then I ate the rest of the summer combined! However, I pledged that today, I am going back to my healthy lifestyle and I know I can do it. You can too!
chrismm From: chrismm Date: July 28th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate that--I get especially grumpy about the way Murphy (of the famous law) seems to schedule food-oriented holidays/events just when I'm having the hardest time staying on track. Dammit.

Is there anyway you can parlay the foot injury into some physical therapy sessions, where they give you a homework list and some exercises that work around the foot, so you don't end up with sore back and whatnot from being too sedentary? That might give you a jumpstart..
sassym From: sassym Date: July 29th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder why these things happen...Take care of yourself.
I posted some B/J caps or at least what my PB account let me keep of what I posted a few years ago.
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