On Wednesday March 12th I was carrying a box and stepped off of my front step and onto uneven pavement. I rolled my ankle and immediately knew something was very wrong. I had to call an ambulance and it turned out to be broken. I broke the fibula, but it's a clean break, the ankle joint is stable and no surgery needed.
I was put in a cast on Friday 3/14 and am on crutches.
I had another set of x-rays done this Friday - looks like 3 more weeks in the cast!
So, the crutches alone are an insane workout. I have to get from my second floor apartment to my car, then to work and from the parking lot to my desk. When I am finally at my desk in the morning I am drenched in sweat. My arms, shoulders, hands, abs and "good" thigh are sore from the muscle usage. Great workout!! (and that's twice a day!)
The problem is food. When I fell I was already not tracking my food for over a week. I was on vacation between my old job and new job and wanted to splurge. (yes I started a new job 5 days after breaking my ankle lol) But when I fell I was left completely at the service of my amazing roommate. She did all the cooking and shopping, and not being someone who cares for watching caloric intake, she is just cooking me whatever she can think of.
Normally I do ALL of the cooking - so I measure and calculate all my calories and write them down. I buy specific products/brands, etc. But I can't ask her to do all of that when she is literally doing everything else to take care of me.
Today I am at least tracking my calories again. And I asked her to please stop giving me tasty snacks. I know she just wants me to feel better, but food can't be my reward.
Sorry this is so long, I am just looking for some positive encouragement. I'm having a hard time staying upbeat. I am tracking my calories again and even if I go over I will at least KNOW. I am getting great exercise and I know that if this had happened pre-weight loss there's no way I would have been physically fit enough to do as much as I am doing.
The cast should be off in three weeks, the doctor said I could potentially start running again in 3 months. At the very least I'm hoping to be back on the elliptical in a month or so.
Any advice? Thanks for reading...
| current weight: 213.2