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Do It Now. Don't WAIT!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

I wish that I could tell everyone out there in SparkPeopleLand to get out and exercise and get healthy, while you still can.

This is my umpteenth time at trying to lose weight---probably my third or fourth on SparkPeople.

Right now, I'm 52 years old. I have been overweight my whole adult life. I've battled with love of food, and hatred of exercise. I have always...

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS

said that when my weight became an issue I would buckle down and lose it. When my blood pressure went above normal, or when I became diabetic, when I began to show signs of heart disease, or when my joints and bones started to unusable due to the weight.

That's what I always said.

Six years ago, I tore a tendon in my left leg, but I passed that off as being clumsy.

Five years ago, my doctor told me I had borderline high blood pressure, but I figured that was just because I was stressed at the time.

Four years ago, while I was on vacation with my family, my husband had to take me to the emergency room to have a cardiac workup (which showed everything was normal---and that it was just an anxiety attack, thankfully).

I used to lose weight just by thinking about what I ate. No tracking or exercise needed! Seriously---I could lose five pounds just by being conscientious of my intake. I could lose another five just by adding a 30 minute walk in, three times a week. In 2004, I lost 60 pounds without really trying.

But, I gained it all back and then some. No worries---when the time came and I had to do it, i could lose it again in a heartbeat, right?

Wrong!

Today, at 52 years old, my metabolism has slowed down and I gain weight fast and lose weight slow. Exercise? i can't do it. I ripped another tendon in my OTHER leg and am in a hard brace until Christmas. My doctor told me that I could resume normal activities when I wasn't in pain anymore.

Last week, I don't even know what I did---but my left knee got yanked or pulled or something. I think it's just a pulled muscle, but it still hurts a little bit, so I've been trying to stay off of it as much as I can.

This morning I told myself to stop feeling sorry for myself. I went out and tried to mow the lawn.

This was a mistake.

I backed into a large rock, lost my balance, and landed on my bad foot. Rather than stop right then and there, I got stubborn and said, "I can do this!" and proceeded to mow a large part of the yard after that...

...with a throbbing ankle/foot.

Stupid-Stubborn

But don't worry. My stupidity was rewarded with a great deal of pain.

So, now I CANT exercise. I can't, or all practical purposes, move.

And I can't lose weight.

So please, if you CAN lose weight, do it today. Don't be like me and wait until it's too later to do anything.


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MISSG180 4/28/2014 1:29PM

    Boo. Hope you heal quickly!

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ROBYN168 4/26/2014 10:27PM

    emoticon I hope you heal quickly.

You can do this - heal first and then set your mind to it - small baby steps. If you are determined now - once the pain subsides, find chair exercises to do. Small weights with many reps. You will help build muscle, which will help build our metabolism, and help you accomplish your goals.

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KNEEMAKER 4/26/2014 10:20PM

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