Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Well back in January when I set out to lose weight, I had no idea what the future would hold for me. I was doing great with staying on track and losing the pounds and shedding some inches and then it happened. I hit a snag. While taking a step out my back door I turned my ankle and fell tearing my lateral ligaments in my ankle and obtaining an avulsion fracture to my distal fibula. Not knowing that surgery would be the answer I went to see an orthopedic specialist as instructed by the ER doctor. After running test and doing a MRI it was conclusive that surgery was the only option. I was mortified cause I felt all my efforts would go down the drain if I could not stick with my routine. Well I had the surgery on March 6th, my birthday of all days. I came home in a cast and 6 staples. The surgery consisted of re-tacking my ligaments to the fibula and tightening them to stabilize my ankle. The next 6 weeks I spent hopping around on crutches with a hard cast and could not put any weight on my ankle. Next came a boot for another month. At least I could walk though. Now here I am almost 4 months later getting ready to saddle up on that exercise horse again and get back to work. Even with a cast on my leg and strict instructions of staying off of it, I managed to still lose a few pounds. A few is not enough though so I am encouraging myself to work through the pain and lose more. My goal remains to be 140lbs before the end of the year. I have managed so far to make it to 228 which is a major hurdle I have jumped. Just 5 and 1/2 years ago I was looking at 300lbs and wore a size 24 -26 clothes. Today so far I have managed to get down to wearing a size 18 and can wear some 16s. To me this is an awesome feat. I cannot wait though to be able to buy clothes in sizes of 10 and 12. Not too much further and I will be there. So lesson learned, even when times look bad and the elements are stacked against you, keep on fighting and you will get there! I WILL GET THERE!!! I encourage everyone that reads this blog to stick with your goal and do not get discouraged because there will be bumps in the road, but the only way to get through it is to stick to it. If I can you can.