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week 6 and 3rd set of cortisone shots

Friday, December 20, 2013

Well, I am praying that these injections in my feet were the last one's I have to get! Those are painful! I have my orthodic's, medicine, and have been given three sets of shots. I am praying that this is it and that I can get back into the gym finally. I have never had feet problems and it is so strange to me that all of a sudden my left foot hurt so bad that I thought I had a heel spur because I could barely walk. Turns out it is plantar facitis and it is in both feet. I had my first shot and the heel pain subsided and I returned to the gym just to have my right foot start to hurt. I am finally starting to have about 75% less pain and am optimistic that I won't have to get anymore shots. We will see I guess. I feel like I have gained 15lbs in the last month but the scale says I haven't gained so that is the good news. I will feel like I am starting all over when I get back into the gym lol.
I am looking forward to spending the holiday with the family and just enjoying everyone's company! I just have to stay away from the desserts! I got a new scale for myself, Merry Christmas to me, that stores my info and even displays body fat, muscle, and water weight. I am excited about that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JPVALPO24 12/23/2013 10:11AM

    Thank you! emoticon

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BYEFATNANNY 12/21/2013 5:44PM

    When your feet hurt, everything hurts. I have a very mild case and do stretches for it and have insoles. Hope you are back at the gym soon. Take care.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/21/2013 9:40AM

    Best wishes!!

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RUMBLESEAT 12/20/2013 5:53PM

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Hang in there! You can do it.

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feet problems

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I am feeling a little discouraged right now because after the last year of working out 4-5 days a week I started having problems with my feet emoticon I have been to the foot doctor and started getting cortisone shots in one heal and some medication, it is starting to feel better and I will need some arch supports and some more shots, but then the other foot started bothering me. I love to walk on the treadmill because I can't do the eliptical machine and how the heck can you exercise without your feet! Uggghhhh....I am hopeful that between the shots, medicine and arch supports that I can pass this slump soon, it just gets so frustrating. I am thankful that I have not gained any weight during the last couple of weeks and have maintained but i do have a workout buddy that I feel I have let down. She probably understands because she has had some foot problems too, but I hate not being there. I guess that the important thing to remember is that this is just a set back and I am not giving up emoticon I am looking forward to spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and plan on only tasting some of the desserts, not chowing down on them. I am grateful to be alive and pretty healthy and that my family and friends are as well. Happy Thanksgiving everyone emoticon

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/29/2013 12:37AM

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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BYEFATNANNY 11/27/2013 6:23PM

    I have plantar faciits (sp) and arch supports were a life saver and foot exercises too. It is a terrble pain to have foot problems. Hang in there, I hope it improves soon. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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CHANGELIFE2014 11/27/2013 3:44PM

    I have a foot problem too. I'm not cortisone shots but i need to stay off them! going on 5 weeks. Hopefully soon it will improve for us both!

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Yay it is finally Friday!! and I am feeling good!

Friday, October 11, 2013

I am glad that the weekend is here and I am feeling very positive. I have been doing really well on my tracking and exercise and I am very proud of myself for doing it all! I woke up yesterday and today feeling super motivated and excited about going to work out. I have a great friend at the YMCA that keeps me in check, I don't want to let her down or myself. I have been lifting weights more and I just feel great! A little more til my goal, but i know i can do this. I am so glad I found sparkpeople 2 years ago, it has changed my life. emoticon Happy Friday everyone emoticon

  
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BYEFATNANNY 10/13/2013 2:27PM

    Happy weekend, glad to hear you are doing so well. Keep it up! emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 10/12/2013 8:20AM

    Hope you are having a great weekend. I agree, Spark People can be life changing!

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what is with the headaches after the eliptical machine?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

So when I started my exercise routine i was getting headaches every day. Some days it would last all day and a couple of times it lasted for a couple of days. After consulting my doctor she said to keep my heart rate at 150 or less. Well I am thinking based on my age and weight and such that I should be able to go up to 180, but I don't want the headaches.

So i have been walking on the treadmill and as long as I stay at 150 or less there is no headaches. I do have a very damaged vein in my thigh from a massive blood clot and a filter in my aorta to catch any potential clots that i may get and I started thinking that the headaches could have to do with one or both of those things, the doctor said it shouldn't. Well it has been a couple of months without headaches so i decided to do the eliptical today. As soon as my heart rate got to 120 I could feel the headache coming on so I slowed down some. Now i feel like you use your thighs much more on the eliptical than the treadmill and with that vein I really think it has something to do with the blood not circulating to my heart and head alot. I am not sure, but that is my conclusion at this point. I think that sucks because i am getting bored on the treadmill even with changing the incline. Well i don't want the headaches so I guess i cannot do the eliptical any more emoticon . Such is life I guess.

  
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BYEFATNANNY 7/17/2013 11:38AM

    Hhhmmm, sounds like you diagnosed yourself. Do you belong to a gym? I found when I got bored with the treadmill, I tried the bike and I lost A LOT of weight, but I really pushed myself. I do love the eliptical, but it's not worth the headaches. Stay healthy. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/17/2013 9:23AM

    Best wishes!!

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hanging in there

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I recently have hurt my back working out. It started last thursday after walking and i have started lifting weights and i think that the machines just feel so much easier that i wasn't paying attention to my back. I walked slowly this morning and wore my back brace. I had a little pain, but i am sure it will get better. I had back surgery 3 yrs ago but sometimes my back still hurts. I have decided to lift hand weights manually and i can do the ab machine and leg press. I can probably do a couple of lower body machines, but the upper body machines is the culprit of this pain. Oh well, live and learn I guess. I am excited about lifting weights and gaining more muscle so that keeps me motivated. I just have to be aware of my back the whole time and wear my brace. Have a great day everyone!! emoticon

  
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BYEFATNANNY 7/3/2013 1:34PM

    Take it easy, but its great you are still moving. Hang in there. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 7/3/2013 8:27AM

    Hope you feel better soon. Remember to ice it!!!

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CREEKLADY1 7/2/2013 1:59PM

  Hope the back gets back in shape real soon! Good luck! emoticon

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