Yesterday and today I was able to get about 80% back to my normal, pre-plantar fasciitis routine. Nothing major, just the ability to go up and down the stairs a few times for laundry etc, walking the dogs a little, being on my feet to do housework and cook and play with the dogs a bit. I've taken trips to local parks and to the library, have gone shopping, and have done all of this with much less pain. The right foot, which had the shot last week, is nearly pain-free right now but the other foot... well, it started really hurting last night. I was kind of limping today. So I called and spoke with the nurse at the podiatrist's office and asked if I should take meloxicam or what... especially since I have a little weekend getaway coming up which I would like to involve some walking. She talked to the doctor, who said "come on in, we will get a shot in that other foot." He said that since the shot is working so well in one foot, there is no reason to wait to do the other foot. I go in Wednesday, and I am just praying it is as effective as the first one was. If so, I will be nearly pain-free... at least for a little while. Feels like a miracle to me!
I haven't planned my eating for the trip, but I am going to write myself a meal plan and stick with it. That will involve meal planning for a couple of kids, too. It is fairly easy for me to throw some Medifast meals, fruits, veggies, hard boiled eggs and cooked chicken in a cooler for myself. But I have to plan a little differently for the kids, since I don't give them Medifast meals. Maybe some hummus, cheese, whole grain crackers, bananas, yogurts, and nuts. We will probably stop for dinner somewhere and I can do my usual meat and salad or steamed veggies. I love summer road trips and am really looking forward to this... especially if I can walk without pain!
I have not weighed this week but am feeling very positive about my eating and now that my activity level is up, maybe I can get myself back under 200 pounds by my birthday next month! We'll see.
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