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Monday, 12 March 2012

Weight and Other Things

Everything seemed to be rolling along quietly last week. Nothing special happened. My husband had a few hospital appointments, bits and pieces day came and went and I spent forty minutes a day on the Wii in an effort to help by body shed some weight. So, like I said, everything was rolling along smoothly - at least is was until Friday afternoon. It was when I set up the Wii for my free step routine that the trouble began.

I decided that I would try to put a little more effort into the steps. Therefore when I had to take a step backwards, I extended my leg further back than normal. Okay, usually that is no big deal, surely a longer stride should simply have meant more exercise. However, on Friday it was a very big deal! As I my foot went on the floor and I straightened my leg, I felt (and heard) a pop, this was followed by a rush of pain down the leg. Oh my goodness how it did hurt. I could hardly walk and had to flop down into a chair. I have spent most of the weekend sitting around. Thankfully I had a pair of slippers with a small wedge on the heel, which meant I could get around the house when necessary. The same applied to my shoes, so I did manage to get out for lunch with some friends yesterday.

Today it is a little better and after corresponding with my doctor, we have come to the conclusion I might have torn a calf muscle. So be warned out there, do not try to over-reach yourself.

As far as my weight is concerned, I lost another pound last week, so I have now lost 15lbs. A bit disappointing after losing two pounds the previous week, but it could have been worse - I could have put a pound on.

Changing the subject entirely, my novel, The Trojan Project, is still awaiting publication in the USA. However, the good news is that it should happen in June of this year. So please everyone, keep looking out for it. It is already on the Website as coming soon, so hang in there.

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing, (but don't overdo it)



  1. Ouch! That sounds very painful.
    Well done on another pound lost.
    Not long till June :-)

  2. Nooo! poor you. Sounds painful indeed. Hope it gets better soon.

    1. Teresa and Vee, thank you both for your concern over my poorly leg. It does seem to be improving, so fingers crossed that nothing else happens!!

  3. I was considering getting a Wii. Now I've gone right off the idea! Get well soon, and carry on with the weight loss, you're doing really well!

  4. Many congratulations on the weight loss! You must be really pleased - not withstanding the injury!! Keep it up! The leg and the planned weight loss!!!

  5. Thank you Pat, yes, am keeping both up at the moment!!

    Lorna, don't let me put you off the Wii. It is brilliant. What happened to me was my own fault. I tried to over reach myself, but failed miserably.