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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sprained but not Drained

Well, I have managed to sprain my right ankle.  Early this week I was watering my flowers on the front porch and ran smack into a rocking chair.  I felt immediate pain in my right ankle and the swelling and bruising started.  I tried the old fashion walk it off approach but to no avail.  I took some Tylenol and went to bed that night with a throbbing ankle. 

Last week I had a three pound loss so I wanted to keep up my momentum.  I did some light walking just around the house on Wednesday and played with the kids outside.  On Thursday morning my ankle was feeling better after I had iced it down, so I decided to go for a walk.  I walked about three miles - not too fast.  My ankle was sore that night but not unbearable. 

I was being really strict with my eating since exercising wasn't working out for me this week.  Lunch was just a vegetable salad with some deli turkey on top with fat free raspberry poppy seed dressing.  I tried to do light dinners for most evenings.  Just one night was a bad choice: Dairy Queen grilled chicken quesadilla.  The DQ site states there are 1160 calories in the quesadilla basket!  I only ate 1 onion ring in the basket and left two quesadilla pieces behind but that it still a ridiculous amount of calories!  Yikes!!  I was just too exhausted after a day of shopping and my ankle was throbbing so no cooking for me. 

The final weigh in result:  minus a half of a pound.  Not great but I will take it after my injury.  I didn't let my injury drain me of my good intentions this week.  In the past, I would have allowed it to derail me and be an excuse to also eat however I liked.  If I couldn't exercise why not overeat was an old habit.  I'm hoping the swelling goes down this weekend and I can get back to exercising this Monday.  I realize now that I pushed myself too fast and didn't allow time for healing.  I want to get better as soon as possible. 


  1. Congrats on the loss! It's great that you were able to stay focused on your goal despite a set back. You may want to try some upper body exercises to give your ankle a rest but still get a calorie burn in. Or maybe some mat exercises like pilates, where you are still using your major leg muscles but without having to bear any weight on your ankle - it's a pretty good workout! Good luck this week and I hope your ankle heals quickly!

    1. All good ideas to keep moving while letting my ankle heal. Thanks for the info!

  2. So sorry about your ankle! It will get better more quickly if you stay off it as much as possible.

    When I broke my toe and couldn't walk for exercise I swam but that would probably hurt your ankle!

  3. Ouch! Take care of your ankle! (And wow on the DQ basket! I was missing not having any out here, but that's probably a good thing!)