Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Nine months and 9 days ago (April 9, 2010) I joined SP to get my weight and general health under control. On my son Erik's b'day we spent some time discussing food choices for our diets, he had already lost 30 # doing his diet, and I was telling him about SP. On June 17th, two months after that dinner and Erik's 37th b'day he had a tremendous motorcycle accident which resulted in his having a traumatic brain injury TBI. Erik spent weeks in a coma, two months in an acute care facility, two more months in a rehab facility and has been home for 2 1/2 months. In the beginning when he was in the coma and in the acute care facility, I was on summer break and went swimming and did water aerobics to relieve my stress and to help me get a good workout. I was confident and feeling good. School started up again and I was still doing pretty good, walking as much as I could and when the pool was still open swimming once or twice a week. Then the pool closed, things got intense figuring out what/where and how we were going to care for Erik. The legal and the medical situations are still up in the air, but insurance would not allow Erik to stay anymore at the rehab center. I kept walking-faster and harder. Then the holidays came and I slipped up, my mother-in-law came for 10 days and cooked (not low sodium) and we did not have any home health care help for Erik. This meant limited outings, which meant I did not walk enough and I gained five pounds, then school started up again and I lost three of the five. Then the snow hit and we were trapped for five days. I shoveled snow, and did house work the first three days, I even got on the treadmill when Erik was watching TV in his room, but bordom kicked in and I baked and ate. The three pounds are back, and I have decided to join the 28 day Bootcamp. As I was working out with Coach Nicole's video Erik came and closed my office door so I would not disturb his TV. I'm glad he's better, and walking but he has no filters, and no tolerance for other's activities.
So I continue to walk this winding road, hoping and working for my goal of 136-138 in April. God willing I'll make it and Erik will be able to understand what we've been through with & for him, and that he will remember our B'day dinner discussion and notice the leaner and healthier mom.