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Monday, July 30, 2012

On Saturday morning, I drafted a blog post celebrating my success in getting back to 172 pounds which was my lowest weight thus far. It didn't post properly so I thought I would try again when I got home that night. Then I spent time with friends and did a lot of driving.

On Saturday evening while driving in an unfamiliar area, I did not see a red light and hit another car in an intersection. Fortunately no one was injured but my car is ruined. And I cannot get over how stupid and fearful I feel. I don't want to drive and have not since the incident. I am weepy just talking to the insurance people and the car repair companies. I have not paid any attention to diet or exercise since it happened. I know I need to get moving but I feel immobilized. The most I can do is blog...and cry...

I have to believe it will get better but right now I feel terrible.
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    I am so very sorry that this happened to you and your car. Be kind to yourself. You will feel better but I know it will take a while to recover.

    Best wishes!
    2055 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    I had a scare a few weeks ago. I was driving along a road and the light was green up ahead. I was distracted by a large group of cyclists that were all crossing the road (it was red in their direction). They all made it across the intersection before I got there but I didn't noticed that the light had changed by then. My husband asked me if I was planning on stopping for the red light. Luckily there was no one behind me. I had to make a pretty quick stop. It was quite embarrassing because I was driving my brand new car. It was a real wake-up call.

    Hope you can stop kicking yourself and get back into the driver's seat and back on the healthy lifestyle wagon soon.
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    2056 days ago
    I'm with you. I was just in an accident last month. I hope everything works out for you. You deserve to have time to cry and feeling scared to drive is pretty normal. You'll get through it and you'll be ok.

    Take care of yourself.

    2056 days ago
    So sorry that happened. I hope you can get some peace and rest so you can feel better. Hugs coming your way. emoticon
    2057 days ago
    I will pray for you and ask God to give you the peace you so much need God be with you trough the time it takes to clear this up. emoticon
    2057 days ago
    Mellisond - I am so sorry about your accident. It was obviously very traumatic! An accident can be a very stessful event even if no one was injured. I was very luck to have an excellent ER MD when I totalled a car several years ago. I had no major injuries, mainly just shaken up. But the MD told me that accidents are very stressful and that I might have nightmares, flashbacks, etc. That it takes time for you to process an accident.

    So, you are not acting weird. Recognize that something shocking happened and you will get over it. If you can, think about your success in your recent weight loss. Try to start adding back those good habbits that you acquired in the weight loss.

    Keep posting, you know SP will support youl
    2057 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad you were not hurt (except for your car)..... one day you'll get back into your routine. Take it easy.
    2057 days ago
    I'm so sorry about your accident but glad you're okay and nobody was hurt. It's going to be okay! It may take a while to feel safe behind the wheel again, but the more time between you and Saturday night, the better you're going to feel, I promise. Cut yourself a little slack and give yourself some time to recover, especially when getting all your ducks in a row with insurance claims. We're all here to support you!

    2057 days ago
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