Just some thoughts and questions...
Friday, March 30, 2012
I just want to start off by saying I am amazed at how nice everyone is on here. I would like to thank everyone for being so kind, caring and free with their advice! I'm so happy to have the pleasure of having any interaction with all of you great people.
I have been looking around on SparkPeople at all of the awesome success stories. You all give me the hope and motivation I need - seeing that other people have overcome major issues and lost lots of weight excites me. I read someone's sparkpage and see the pictures of them at their heaviest and pictures of them now as a body builder! Or one lady who lost 125lbs and is now a runner! And I can't forget the lady who hula hoops for fitness and loves it - MostMom is such an awesome person! One sparkpage I read the lady has lost 200lbs and is still losing, how amazing is that! After reading her story I felt like there is no excuse for me not to lose a whole 50lbs and I'm even thinking about trying body building and maybe even a little running (when I have built myself up a little more - don't want to re-injure myself lol). All of your stories make me feel like I can do it - I can go from being pudgy to being fit and maybe even have fun doing it! And maybe I can pump that iron or run that 5k, anything is possible!
Hubby and I walked 2.9 miles today - up to the dollar store and back. My friend came over for the night so she and I walked another mile before dinner. She wants to become healthier as well. This is the amazing blister on the back of my heel that I have earned with all of my walking - it now has another blister inside of it lol. I don't mind it too much - I've earned it!
I would like to take this time to ask if anyone knows what to do about the blister - hubby says keep swabbing it with alcohol to dry it out but it just keeps getting gushy and forming tiny blisters around it and inside of it. I have to put band-aids on it when I walk but other than when I'm walking I try to keep it uncovered so it can breathe. I want to take the skin off of it but hubby keeps telling me that if I don't it will callus and I won't get any more blisters there when it does. I would also like to know how to prevent the blisters - they only pop up on my right heel which is on my injured side. I figured I might be tying my shoes too tight so I had hubby help me to tie them like he ties his but it didn't seem to help. I have bought thicker socks but that doesn't seem to work much either. I'm at a loss, I might not mind it too much but the nagging soreness when I walk makes me step funny.
I would also like to ask a somewhat personal question. I myself have gnarly stretch marks on my legs from my weight gain, they are rather purple. They used to just be on my upper thighs but now I'm starting to notice them on my upper calves and on my hips. Firstly, is there anything that will make them go away? Secondly, what is going to happen with them as I lose the weight? Will they turn into baggy skin and still look gnarly or will they just disappear? I realize its a rather personal question but I really need some advice/guidance on this one.
Thank you in advance for any advice that you can provide on either subjects! I hope everyone has a great day and an awesome rest of the week! Bless everyone!