I was lost, but now I am found!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SO I have been 'lost' the last few started with a back injury which resulted in the doctor telling me i could not do any physical activity other than a moderate 15 minute walk. I was just about to try my first mini marathon and run 10k when this happened. So I dealt with it by getting lost. I stopped coming on here becuase I felt like I had nothing to contribute and was feeling very depressed. When my exercise decreased my eating habits go worse. I was feeling embarrassed and ashamed so I dealt with it by simply ignoring this site. Today I read someones blog post on here and it inspired me back into reality. I am still on limited ability work so I am not able to do much, but I NEED to start by getting control of my eating and getting on my treadmill for the 15 minutes I am allowed. Last week I tried for 3 days in a row before I successfully completed 15 minutes pain free, but I did it! I am very thankful that I am only up 2 pounds in the last 3 months considering my exercise regime and eating habits have drastically suffered. But when I stop and really think about it, I picked up some automatic habits that have not gone away over the past 3 months that I think helped me maintain my weight. I still get all my water in, I almost never eat 2 hours prior to bedtime, I get at least 8 ours of sleep and I always look at nutritional info before eating a food. Sometimes I eat an unhealthy food anyways, but other times I decide its not worth it for the fat and pass it up. I will be having surgery in the next couple of months to correct my back injury and I will hopefully get back into the swing of things soon after that. In the meantime I need to work with what I have and get my eating habits in check and do the exercise that I can do. The blog I read this morning reminded me that I am not only doing this for myself but for my 7 year old son-I want to be able to do anything with him and I can't do that at this weight. I have managed to lose almost 50 pounds and I want to keep going. I'M BACK!!!
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  • KIZZIE48
    I am in the same boat. Although I am not able to get any relief to my back injury and it is permanent. I found that over the summer, I fell off the wagon and have not checked in here. I have finally am getting better sleep due to my A-PAP machine and now just have to get the nutrition back. I am only able to workout for about 10 minutes, but am in absolute agony. Hopefully, once I get back into a routine, it will ease up with weight loss.

    I hope to see you more here as I need motivation as well for my kids. I wish you all the success with your surgery!
    2363 days ago
    What a great attitude...welcome back!
    2427 days ago
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