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Bike accident- june 28th, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Yes, the title is correct. I had a bike accident. It wasnt a motorcycle, a simple small mountain bike.

So what happened? Here I will tell ya.

I was at the beach, with the family. As ive been active a lot since getting healthy, we go outdoors a lot more. It was the 4th day in a row of going to the beach! Sooo i decided ill make it easy and take my daughters spare bike, because it would fit in the van a lot easier with the rest of our bikes. After one full round around the path, im following the kids, and as fast as I could blink, the seat broke backwards. I hit so hard down on my leg, i heard bones break, and i rolled to a stop. My bf finally looked back as i waved him to me.

I was starting to black out, and all i could say was call an ambulance. I stayed super calm. I sat upright in the path, as people seen me, maybe 2 asked if i was okay.

im sure it scared my kids. I looked at my ankle and realized how turned it looked. I never fully fainted but i was almost there. The ambiulance puled onto the lawn to me, so did a firetruck. They asked me questions, helped me onto a bed, took them forever to ask questions and finally drive away because i had timed it with my bf who took kids back to car and got kids dinner before he met me at emergency room.

I never realized that if your not a life or death situation, the ambulance wont use its sirens or lights, plus stopped at every red light and stop sign. Im not talking down the people that came to my rescue, im just afraid i wasnt expexting that, and unfortuneately its not right.

So after all this time i finally made it to the hospital.

The xrays showed multible bones broken and splintered. a week later i had surgery, july 3rd i did. i was given a metal plate and screws to hold bones in place.

My whole summer has now been gine from my wonderful exercise routune. It wasnt like i hit a bump, i didnt mess up, it was a bike issue, and i took the fall.

Its been so hard to come to sparkpeople because i havent accepted my injury yet and how its changed things for a while. I have to wait until july 21st to get stitches out and a regular cast


I MISS MY TREADMILL!! I WAS ON A BLC SPARKTEAM, AND ALTHOUGH I REALIZE I CAN DO CHAIR EXERCISES AND SUCH, IM STILL GETTING PAST THIS ROUTUNE AND I CANT DRIVE, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED FOR ME.

when my pain lessens, i am able to try to function, clean house, etc. I dont know what to do right now but get past this.

Thankyou for reading.
I think the most important is how i let my team down because i cant track exercises or stay in a routine yet. I havent been eating bad at all though!, but i have to get past this disbelief of how i was soooo motivated and routinely focused to one split second im in a wheelchair, crutches, and could barelt move the firat 2 weeks.

I will not give up, but i havent gotten a routine yet.

i will get back to tracking soon, it takes strength to think all this frustrations out.

  
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LADYSHERRY 7/18/2014 5:58PM

    I haven't read the other posts but, I don't think anyone on any of your teams feels like you let them down. You had no control of your accident. Life happens to us. You hand in there and try to let things heal the way they need to

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LISA579 7/12/2014 3:19PM

  I am so sorry. I am glad you are ok. I cant blieve with the pain yoou must have been in they didnt rush you. Dont forget you can do chair exercises and arm work.

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1STEELERLADY 7/11/2014 9:30AM

    Oh my goodness girl! I'm sorry this happened to you. But it's just another obstacle you can overcome. Keep you eating clean and use your upper body to burn some calories. You know you need to keep your spirits high and stay motivated. It won't be forever...just a (big) bump in the road. Keep logging in to Spark People to maintain the support. SP friends are always here!!

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FINCHFEEDER80 7/10/2014 8:59AM

    I've been there. I fell down some stairs moving in 2002 and had to have a plate and screws put in my leg and ankle. That was three months on crutches, and a second surgery to take one of the screws out- which let me start walking again. You get very creative when you're on crutches for that long!

My advice is to concentrate on your diet, because that's really 80% of this whole equation, and when you're ready, go for some chair exercises and see how they work for you. It sounds like you're taking everything in stride so far, though.

I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you heal quickly!
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BARBIEE52 7/10/2014 12:22AM

    I am so sorry...it was remarkable that it was not worse..but that is bad enough...I am hoping you can re-cooperate soon!! Sending lots of thoughts & prayers for a very SPEEDY recovery!!
Sending loads & loads of ((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))

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JAMBABY0 7/9/2014 8:03PM

    wow, I am so sorry, thankful that it wasn't life or death and thankful it wasn't one of your kids, with that said I can not imagine the kind of pain you were in while the ambulance took it's sweet time, that is unbelievable and wrong! I hope your recovery is as quick as it can be. For now there are chair videos and upper body workouts right here on spark, there are even some you can do on the floor not using your bad leg. Don't give up

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KRYSTL719 7/9/2014 8:02PM

    Well, ldybgd, ive taken away a few things from the experience. i know as scared as i was, i got through it, as bad as ive felt this pain, i got through taat too, more than likely i saved that happening to my daughter, and i see who cares about me as i have to rely on others, and its made me a bit closer to my boyfriend. So far im sure i can find more. its not all im dealing with at the moment though.

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LDYBGD 7/9/2014 7:56PM

    sorry about your accident. so...what will you be taking away from the experience?

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Day after mothers day

Monday, May 12, 2014

(53lbs down-280.4)
Hello, and Happy belated Mothers Day. We all know Moms should get more than one day of recognition, trust me. Mother is a small word for such an important person in all of our lives. (dad's too)

Yesterday some of us met at my sisters for a cookout. Yes Im sure I probably over-ate, but not too crazy I hope. I didnt bother tracking the rest of the day was busy. I didnt get my regular exercise in saturday or sunday, so that bummed me out, but today is recovery day as I got my regular exercise in and am tracking. I will probably be up past my regular calories today, so i dont jump around to drastically and shock my body. No worries because I plan on doing more walking today, and maybe a few other things.

Its pretty hot here again today, and we have waited so long for spring weather, it kinda just jumped into summer. Oh well I can complain.

Today, May 12th, is a special personal date for me. Many years ago I was in a bad co-dependant relationship that led me to being a hard drug user. This was all learned and fought before I had children thankfully, but it can happen to anyone, scientists, celebrities, doctors, you name it. Its nothing to be ashamed of once you move past and use your experience as a stepping stone. so, today, may 12th, back in 2004 was always my personal anniversary. 10 years.

I suppose its just a personality trait, seeing as food is like an addiction poroblem, ha, so here is to being a better me no matter what weighs me down.

Time to go relax, and slow down on the watermelon.
Happy sparking.

  
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1STEELERLADY 5/16/2014 12:48PM

    Good for you! You've come a long way baby!!!

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LESSISMORE2010 5/13/2014 4:01PM

    Fantastic! Happy 10 year anniversary!

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MS_GELA 5/13/2014 12:56AM

    Well done on your personal anniversary. Those kinds of achievements are so amazing and awesome.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 5/12/2014 1:07PM

    Great job!


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ROXYCARIN 5/12/2014 12:01PM

  Happy Sparking

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progress update 5/5/14 -49lbs or so down

Monday, May 05, 2014

Hello. Ive been trucking right along sparking away. Its been the highlight of my year so far. I truly feel it in my soul that i am determined to get to a weight that i havent seen since i was young. Do you know that is a personal blessing i give to myself. I have seen what life is like to be obese for many years. Its so depressing, like before i heard about sparkpeople i barely wanted to live when i got to a certain weight. Now life has so much meaning.

Each blog i will have to write my weight and loss because i was going through my old blogs and didnt seem to find much info.

For now, i am almost at 50lb loss from my original 333lbs. I weigh 284.1 last weigh in, and that made it 49lbs down.
Being so obese and hopeless in the past was scary, and i dont want to forget how sad i was trapped in that mess. I was so tired all the time, and i was so uncomfortable. I wanted to cry daily. That is why i cant forget. It truly keeps me going and appreciating how good life can be. Even when i am stressed or have dealt with drama nonstop as i always do. knowing im healthier makes it all the better.

Im already feeling definition in my arms and legs slowly that feel muscular and fit. I dont get clinically depressed often like so much ive dealt with for years. I motivate myself to workout, i test my strength against food addiction and am getting so much better at passing up junk everyone brings over.

I have a goal. I keep my eye on that goal. My personal journal has been my best friend, and i write in it constantly and man that is so helpful!
Ive lost 50 or so pounds before on sp, and ended up still needing to learn a few mistakes, now that im back to the loss, i can continue and go farther than ever.

I will always be thankful. only i know what i was like before losing weight, and trust me, i love life now.
It only gets better from here.

  
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LESSISMORE2010 5/5/2014 3:08PM

    Fantastic!!!


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    Keep it up! You're doing great!

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    emoticon on the great progress on your journey. Keep up the excellent work!

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A FEW DAYS OF HELLL-OOOO

Monday, April 21, 2014

I tried to prepare myself for this. I knew I had my Daughters 5th birthday, and The holiday the same weekend. I was busy, and now have leftovers after 2 days of not eating in range. There was no way to. Not only am I a food addict, but I didnt have enough money or time to shop for my regular healthy foods. Today is recovery day. Im not tracking but I am mentally preparing myself for a full tracking day tomorrow.

BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE CANDY? Well, today I will have to gather up the kids candy and put it up high where I cant reach it easy at all, or if I dont think I can reach it, I will tell my boyfriend to put them somewhere I wont know. He has his man cave junk areas he can stash it somewhere. Whats even worse is just because a holiday and birthday came around, dosent mean they can continue leaving candy all over, especially my boyfriend! Shouldnt he know better? I will just have to get everyone back in line.

*I am not the type to just walk past certain foods. Its an addiction that I can and cant deal with.

As for exercise, I havent exercised in days as well because of many reasons...
1. I am still getting over a pretty wicked cold.
2. I had to deal with that t.o.m. (for us lucky women, we know how fun that is)
3. I had been so busy, with a birthday and Easter back to back, this has been insane.

Actually the whole month of April has been absolutely ridiculous but for the most part I have been trying so hard and finding time around craziness to exercise and do good.

If I could run down some of the stuff I have encountered in april alone, I would do a great comedy hour skit!

For the rest of the evening, I will be preparing for a great week of tracking, health and exercise. HOORAY thank god.
I called my sister up and she took the last of this ham the family cooked here.
I talked to my brother and he said he will take the mozzarella pasta I made for my daughters birthday party, other than that, the candy needs put up and I will be set.

I skipped weigh-in day saturday, so I wont be too disappointed to wait until next saturday.
Thank God for sparkpeople! I am going to continue through this, and reach my goals.
whats a few ugly days. :)
MUCH LOVE ON YOUR JOURNEYS

  
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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/30/2014 5:42PM

    I hope that you've been able to move back toward your new normal eating habits now that those holidays have passed. Start every day new!

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Okay, Im happy

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where the heck a 5lb weight loss came from I didnt expect, but it has totally brightened my weekend. woohoo. Im on track, so much walking Ive been doing.

Past all the crazy drama, I knew I would see what I accomplished. I mean my week was pretty crazy. I mean I secluded my 1 year old wild nephew in my livingroom, with a puppy who kept escaping and trying to pee in the house, and my own kids, no time to clean house until they went home. I was busy and STILL MANAGED TO GET LOTS OF WALKING IN.
Thanks to my boyfriend who watched the kids so I could exercise on treadmill and such.

Get this...
I texted my boyfriend because he wasn't home when I weighed in, and he was happy for me, yet tells me in the same breath hes grabbing pizza. wow, im laughing because the poor guy has to have some credit. he wants to see me healthy, he just dont need to lose weight. Hes got no fat on him at all, and I need to up my strength.

So I will continue with my afternoon, exercise while trying to not smell theie pizza, and now they are here eating it, and turned on the tv, and the tv cartoon is talking about pizza.

wow, talk about twilight zone stuff. haha.

its my personal test of strength, and im going to prove it I am stronger than it.

Have a good day everyone.


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