that is the question. Today is May 1st, the first day of a new month. While I was not in contention for a weight loss goal, I had been following Richard and David and their attempts to reach a certain weight by May 1st. Many years ago I was also up in the 212 range and it hurt, and I was always feeling uncomfortable. We changed our lifestyle and diet and over time I reduced to around 185 which I have maintained for the past 4-5 years. Then near the end of March I noticed that they were approaching my level, so of course, I had to spring into action. I cut my portions, a few weeks ago I started walking around town on Saturdays and I tried to cut down on sugar (reduce my pop intake). I even cut back on ketchup (lots of sugar in there). I have been starving the past few weeks and last Thursday I finally broke the 180 barrier. I actually reached 178 and was below 180 for two days. It was hard as I was bouncing around 180-181.5 but this morning, the first day of a new month I finally reached my imaginary goal, again
Of course that includes the weight of my glasses, otherwise I wouldn't be able to see those numbers
Those that know me will know that I do not miss work. Even when I don't feel well I will somehow make it there. I also avoid Doctors and will only go when I am in so much pain there isn't an alternative. Well, yesterday was the day that I decided to see my Doctor about my swollen foot. You will know that this is a recurring problem but it is usually solved by seeing my Doctor, taking some pills and waiting a couple of weeks to get back to normal. I do not have Gout, and I did not stress myself, nor did I have any mishaps. I have been wearing zero rise, barefoot style shoes for over 2 years but it seems that this problem comes up around the same time, when it happens . . . in the Spring. So maybe it is season related.
My right foot is much less swollen than before. Today it is manageable and while I still hobble, I am not in pain. Yesterday I took a Celebrex, and this morning I took another and it seems to be working. My ankle is still tender and a bit warm to the touch, in that area
Back to my story. Yesterday I decided to see my Doctor. I checked my notes for her phone number and noticed that she was closed on Wednesday's. The past couple of days I was in great pain, my leg was hurting and throbbing and I could hardly stand without pain jabbing up my leg. My car is a 5 speed manual and it was a struggle in heavy traffic to get home in rush hour. Even holding down the brake pedal was a chore but I eventually made it home where I just sat and couldn't get up
My Doctor opens at 10am so I thought I would head downtown and get there when she opened, but Mrs Skoot said they answer their phone from 9:30am so that's what I did. I started calling at 9:30a but it wasn't until after 10am that someone answered. In the meantime I showered and changed my underwear, you just never know. Even though she was only going to check my foot I keep thinking that she may ask me to change into one of those gowns. She has never asked me yet but I can keep hoping . . .
Imagine what was going through my mind when the secretary said my Doctor was on Vacation and would not be back until May 20th. So what to do ?
I was at home already and the weather was absolutely like summer so I brought my chair outside to contemplate my options. It was very warm sitting in the sun. I decided to rest my foot so I phoned my office to let them know that I wasn't coming in today
I am not used to doing nothing so after I got bored I decided to check the air in my motorcycle tires. Even though I haven't been able to ride, I wanted it to be ready, just in case
In fact my motorcycle has been insured since March 16th and I have only ridden two times since then. I have been having problems with my portable air compressor as the nozzle isn't air tight and let some air out, so I had to turn on my big electric unit
I set the pressure to 33psi (front) and 36psi (rear)
Of course I had to jump on and see if my weak foot can handle the weight of the Vstrom. I moved the weight from side to side and I think I could handle riding it
I know in the past when I wear my riding boots it offers more support for my ankle so I thought that I should try walking around with my boots on and see if that would be better.
I thought if I felt comfident enough, I could use the rest of the day to go riding somewhere.
So I brought my boots outside to see if my idea works
Yep, I think I could do it . . . so what do you think ? good idea ?