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losing weight while recovering from ACL surgery.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hi, my name is Aunie and I'm a 25 year old preschool teacher. I am beyond blessed to have a job i love and look forward to everyday. Before becoming a working full-time adult, i was a in fit and small college student. For some, college brings on the freshman 15. My experience was quite the opposite. While I played 3 sports a year in high school, college was the time in my life that really transformed. I got involved in our campuses competitive ultimate frisbee team. Competitive ultimate frisbee team? Yes, that's right. We would practice 6 sometimes 7 days a week. When we went to tournaments we would play 4 games on Saturday that were an hour an half long and Sunday we would play 3 or 4 more games. That being said, I was skinny. I would run 8miles on the treadmill and felt great.

It wasn't until I moved home that the lbs came on. Though I still played ultimate, it wasn't everyday. I am now at the heaviest I have ever been. Just the other day, I weighed myself at the Dr and I was 197!

In November, I was with our youth group kids at a trampoline gym. Trampolines were EVERYWHERE! On the walls, under basketball hoops and in dodgeball courts. For young kids, it's paradise (and a great way to make sure they sleep that night!) But when you're 25 and overweight...not so much. We went in to play dodgeball and I remember landing and hearing my knee pop and feeling excruciating pain! Drs, didn't see anything wrong and went out about my normal life and my knee was still not feeling the greatest. In December, I went to a boxing class and it happened again. Went in and found out I completely tore my ACL.

February 8th 2013 I had ACL reconstruction surgery. It's been 8 days since then and I am slowly getting better and getting more strength back. Though, those last couple of days have not been easy. I am thankful that I am slowly but surely healing.

With this injury, I have had a lot of time to sit. WAY to much actually. But I got to thinking and I am motivated beyond belief to come back healthier and stronger than before.

Before the surgery, I think I took my health for granted. And it's not until it is taken away from you until you realize how much it means to you. So, hopefully this blog will following the ups and downs of coming back from surgery and becoming the healthiest me possible.

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  • LILLY_78
    I saw your posting and felt the need to comment. Two years ago I tore my ACL so I know what you're going through. Since that time I've tried to become a healthier version of myself because I hated how I was when I couldn't walk, waiting for my surgery. Since then I've wanted to become healthier and not waste the opportunity my new knee has given me.

    Good luck with your physical therapy and getting healthy again. I know it might feel like a long road at this point in time but don't worry, you'll get there eventually. :)

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    Welcome to Sparkpeople, Good Luck on your Journey!
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    Coming back from injury or illness is a struggle at first. You will get where you need to be. Take it one day at a time. By the way that does work taking each day. Hope you have great success.
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