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    QUETZALGIRL   26,096
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Trying not to make the same mistake twice

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Last time I was on Spark, I lost 43 pounds. I was really happy about the loss. Then I had a major emotional trauma. I started to gain weight, but I was still fighting and exercising. The kicker was when I injured my ankle running. I tried to keep exercising in whatever way didn't cause too much pain. The result was that I injured my ankle to the point of being on crutches for a while. Fatigue set in as I gained weight. It has taken me a little over three years to really buckle into the work of losing all that weight again plus some. I've been up and down about 20 pounds in that time, but I'm finally below 170 which is now the lowest weight I've been in three years. That's exciting to me!

The thing I'm trying not to repeat is that I unknowingly hurt my knee on Sunday (or even in my sleep). I haven't exercised for two days trying not to exacerbate the injury. I'm going to the gym tonight because I think the straight forward and back motion of the elliptical will be fine. If not, I'll just sit and read The China Study while my husband exercises. Just really don't want to reinjure!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
QUETZALGIRL 3/8/2011 5:01PM

    Thank you! I have continued exercising this week and haven't had problems. I'm pretty happy about that.

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HEALTHYBARB1 3/8/2011 4:36PM

    You should be proud of your weight loss and continue to learn and to grow toward a healthier you one day at a time. Hope you are able to continue to exercise soon and heal quickly from your knee issues! Appreciate you sharing your struggles and successes. Smiles Barb

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