Minus 40 pounds and counting.
Last January I was resolved to get my various maladies under control. I had already medicated myself with naproxan to settle down all the the arthritis hot spots, and was doing my stretching exercises daily. I was seeing a podiatrist for the never ending plantar fasciitis, and was wearing a night splint. I had seen an orthopedic specialist for my back, and was keeping the spondylolistheies symptoms under control.
I knew there was one more thing I could do for myself. It was time to get serious about losing weight.
Through another blogger I learned about an on line calorie counting program. I signed up and started recording everything I ate. I am still doing that whenever I am at home. I do spend a lot of time thinking about food, planning meals I can eat and share with Tom, making sure I have the right foods in the house, and not the wrong ones.
In March I got a referral to a Group Health orthopedic specialist, Dr. Walker, (don't you love the name for a foot doc!) who gave me more heel stretching exercises to do. I have done those too. I checked back with Dr. Walker the first of July and was told " Continue the stretching and the weight loss".
It's up to me to heal myself, obviously. Am so I'm continuing to work on it. I set myself 10 pound benchmarks. I've reached four. Now on to the next.
The foot pain? Oh, it's still there, but I can walk a lot longer and farther now before the pain hits since I'm packing much less of me around.