Boot Be Gone

I’m happy to report that the boot is now off of my foot, and hopefully for good! I still have pain and stiffness, but I’m getting bumped up to physical therapy 3 times per week (versus 2) to work on strength and flexibility in that foot. Still don’t have clearance to get in the gym again doing weight bearing activities, but hubs’ recumbent bike has come in handy as I can pedal away on it without much pain. It’s been nearly 1 year since the pain started, and I can’t wait until it’s not holding me back anymore.

Last week, I posted a progress photo on Facebook. I broke out the measuring tape last week and took some updated progress pictures. I’m so glad I got the courage to just measure and get the photos because I actually DO see a difference in my body and shape, and I lost a couple of inches since last time I measured.

All the progress photos are here, but really the one I see the difference in is the side shot:

(Also, can you see how much a difference my ENELL bra in the far right makes? Seriously.)

The difference is 65.7 inches. I don’t even know how to visualize that, but I’m happy for it. The battle may be slow going, but I’m satisfied knowing that I’m winning :)

Hope you had a great Monday!

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous

    Congrats Emmie! I know what you mean about slow going, but we WILL get there! What a difference in your pictures so far! It’s awesome!

    • Emily Sandford

      Thank you Melissa

  • sfmelissa

    Oops, sorry for posting an extra comment!

  • MsPeachPlus

    Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment. Pictures can be such a huge help with motivation. I’m so happy for you! :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you!

  • Heather

    Such a great accomplishment! And I’m so glad you’re finally rid of the boot!!

    • Emily Sandford

      seriously. I seem to have forgotten how to walk without clunking! 

  • thegreataskini

    I am 65.5 inches tall, if that helps! You rock xoxo

    • Emily Sandford

      it does help!

  • Tiggityten

    Amazing!! Great results

    • Emily Sandford


  • Kari

    WOO HOO! What fantastic pictures. You should be very proud. :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thanks Kari

  • Kat

    Emmie, your hard work on your fitness is inspiring. I’m working toward a completely different goal, yet your perseverance and willingness to put in the hard work to get where you want to be has helped me tremendously. Thank you. 

    • Emily Sandford

      thanks so much Kat

  • mbond74

    You must be SO relieved to be rid of the boot!  Yay!!  Your pictures are awesome–such an inspiration!  Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

    • Emily Sandford

      I am SO glad! Just hope the pain goes away soon.

  • D …

    Great news to be boot free, as for the photos, wow, what incredible progress!

    • Emily Sandford


  • Tanya Landry

    amazing!!  :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you Tanya

  • Bari_F

    You go girl!  That is some serious progress there.  Wanna visualize 65.7 inches?  That’s more inches than I am tall (63 inches) – You’ve lost like a whole person!!!

    • Emily Sandford

      haha – good visualization! 

  • Jen


    • Emily Sandford

      Thanks Jen

  • Kelly

    Awesome job!!! I can notice such a big difference :)  And the bra fits great… you go girl!!

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you Kelly!

  • Susannah

    Fantastic!  And congratulations on being all done with that boot.  I think you have been incredibly patient about this whole ordeal.  I would have been a 100% whiny baby :)  Here’s to a fully recovered pain free spring!

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you! There was quite a bit of whining inside my head, but I tried to keep it in there :) 

  • suzanne

    Wow you are doing fantastic!! I really need to get one of those bras :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thanks Suzanne – and yes, the Enell bras are amazing

  • Jody R. Goldenfield

    That is simply wonderful!!!! Congrats!!!!

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you Jody!

  • Emily

    I’m so so happy that your boot has hit the road! Sending you lots of warm fuzzies on the healing front. Amazing progress pics, Em. You’ve come so far 😀

    • Emily Sandford

      thanks Em!

  • Janie

    Great progress!! and YEAH for the boot being gone. Before you know it you will be back in the gym and pain free :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you – I hope you’re right!

  • Alan

    Looking Great Em!!

    • Emily Sandford

      Thanks Alan!

  • me

    I am a new reader, and I am THRILLED to have found you!  Your pics are AMAZING!!!!!!  I LOVE the Enell and haven’t had one in a good while…  HHHHMMMMMM…  Maybe it’s time to do something about that?

    • Emily Sandford

      Thanks so much! I honestly don’t know what I would do without my ENELL. Bounce a lot more, that’s for sure LOL!

  • Ashlee

    Congrats on teh boot being gone! what a difference, I can even notice quite a difference between 100 and 113. :)

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you Ashlee

  • Patty Aizaga

    I’m so in awe of your progress. You are a true inspiration and I am so glad the boot is off. Hope you continue feeling better my friend! :)

    • Emily Sandford

      Thanks so much Patty. Hope to see you in a few weeks!

  • Jax House

    Amazing accomplishments!  Look forward to keeping up on your progress.

    • Emily Sandford

      thank you!

  • Calvin

    That progress is AWESOME! I’m so happy to find someone who took everything in her own hands literally! Don’t wanna miss this, consider me subscribed!