Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jones Fracture

Alright, so about two weeks ago on a Friday evening, after dinner...while dancing around in downtown Portland, I somehow managed to twist my foot and ended up breaking my 5th metatarsal in my right foot. Very dainty of me, I know. This is called a Jones Fracture.

It hurt pretty badly at first but I walked it off and ended up just going home and getting into bed. I figured I just sprained it and would elevate it and ice it over the weekend. So that is precisely what I did. Over the next two days I iced, elevated, and stayed off that foot! I thought it would get better but it ended up getting much worse (darn). So on Sunday I called my dearest mother to come rescue me, which she did of course, and nurture me back to health. Monday rolls around and I'm still in pain, still cant put ANY pressure on my foot whatsoever, so I got an x-ray and went to the doctor: verdict: broken foot (dum dum duuummm).

I was pretty devastated because I was also informed that I needed surgery to fix it, meaning I had to be cut open and screwed back together with a solid metal screw. Awesome. Oh, and I was going to be out of work for a month and a half.....sad day. But despite all this, I sucked it up, had surgery last Thursday, and now I am in the recovery process.

There are a few good things about all of this though, I don't have to wake up at 4:30 every morning now to get ready for work. I get waited on hand and foot. I get to sleep as much as I want. And I get to take lots and lots of pain killers! Right on. However....If you're thinking of going and breaking your foot because it sounds like a good idea or something, or you think it would be a good excuse to take a vacation....don't do it stupid head. It sucks not being able to walk for 6 weeks.


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Lemon Diet, Update!

So after being on this master cleanse/lemon diet for over a week, I am back to eating real food. Just fruits and veggies for the first week (although I cheated and ate a bran muffin, sorry...gotta have carbs sometimes!), and I have to say the results are incredible!

First, I noticed my memory improved, my thoughts were clear and I had way more energy!
Second, I slept much better! I felt more refreshed in the morning, and just felt healthier overall.

Side effect: other than being hungry, nothing major. I did end up losing 13 pounds, but have gained 3 back. Total weight loss then: 10 pounds. Not bad for a week!

Final comments: I RECOMMEND THIS for anyone who is serious about changing your health and jump-starting a healthy lifestyle. I do NOT recommend this for those who are simply trying to lose weight....you will gain it back once you start eating if you don't change your eating habits.

Do you research, give it a try if you are up to the challenge or want to do something good for your body, give it a rest!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Lemon Diet

I have been considering going on the "lemonade diet" for quite some time now, and have now gone through two days of this strict diet. Basically, you are required to drink 6-12 glasses of this lemon concoction for 10-40 days in order to purify your system of toxins and built up waste in your body. It's said to increase energy and overall health.

You can read more about it at http://diet.lovetoknow.com/wiki/The_Lemonade_Diet

the diet is as follows:
8oz of water
2T of pure organic maple syrup
juice of half of a lemon, squeezed
pinch of cayenne pepper
(mix it all up and drink 6-12 glasses a day)

So far I must say it has been very difficult for me to be so strict with my diet, but I'm willing to give it a few more days to see if I get any positive results....we'll see....

[to be continued]