What’s up?

If you have followed me at all, you know that I speak from the heart.  Just over a year ago I wrote my last piece for this blog.  I started this blog to be about my journey and your journey.  I am sad to say that I lost my way for a while.  When I struggled with my weight journey I started to find other things to blog about to fill the void.  I have tried to even restart other blogs but still void not felt.  My personal life is also falling to pieces.  But even before that I started to feel the need to return to get back on my personal journey of health.  I feel I let everyone down.  But I do realize that failure is all part of the journey.

I hate excuses, so what I am about to tell you, is not my just my account of my last year.  Last year in August during the last week of the Biggest Loser competition, I started to feel heel pain.  Which meant I couldn’t work out, which started a tail spin in my diet.  I didn’t go to a doctor because I thought they would look at me and my weight and blame it on my weight, plus I thought they would just tell me to stay off my foot.  I live paycheck to paycheck, so missing work wasn’t an option and I stand on my feet all day.  I thought it would eventually go away.  But it didn’t it got worst and worst.  It took me a year to realize that I really needed to seek a doctor.  Which I finally did the beginning of September.  I found out that I had a giant heel spur, bursitis, plantar fasciitis.  I have just had my third visit to two different doctors.  I got my second cortisone shot today.  I am not at the point where I can begin to exercise again, but I believe I am getting closer.  And the desire is growing.

I gained back all the weight that I lost plus more.  I don’t even know how much I weigh because my scale wont tell me.  I did not drink soda for more than a year and I am back to where I started.  So my first goal is to get off of soda.  It is just hard with all my personal problems because soda has always been one of my be crutches in life.  I hope to begin writing for this blog again and sharing my continued journey.  My hope is that this blog will return to the health blog I started it to be.  I also will post a link to my first post on a new blog I intend to publish, which I will get to write about one of my other passions ” The Walking Dead”

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2 Responses to What’s up?

  1. Donna Rohr says:

    Hey John! I’m so glad to hear back from you again. I really appreciate your honesty. I can understand that you may get caught up in the all or nothing thinking with your injury and exercise. I have had 4 injuries in the past 5 years and when I did get the plantar fasciitus, I did succumb to depression because I couldn’t run and had gained some weight. But what I have learned from injuries is that we need to think outside the box and work around those injuries. When the pool opened up that summer, I was in there about 4 days a week and I started to to my daughter’s bicycle(that she used about 3 times!) out for rides. If you have a gym membership, you can use the nautilus machines to do weight training to strengthen your upper body and leg muscles. Since you are sitting, you will have no strain to your foot. If there is any way you can get to a pool regularly, that is a great way to rehab injuries. In addition to swimming laps you can walk, jog, do various aerobic movements in the pool.
    I have also recently learned that losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I am always over compensating the exercise for overeating, thus the injuries. I would definitely encourage making small easy changes that will stick.
    2 Zig Ziglar quotes:
    If you have learned from defeat, you have not really lost.
    Failure is an event and not a person.
    Thanks again for sharing,
    Donna Rohr

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