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3/12/13 11:05 A

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Welcome. While my current injuries aren't as severe as yours, I just want you to know that you have company as I am very injury-prone.

Starting weight in Feb. 2013 when I first joined: 162.5
Long term goal weight: 140

9/28 152
10/14 149
10/28 146
11/14 143
11/28 140

 current weight: 152.0 
3/11/13 6:50 P

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It does take quite a while to fully recover from traumatic accidents. How did your physical therapy go? Did they give you a home fitness plan to follow? If not, I'd meet with a therapist to create one for you. You really can't afford to injure yourself further. Until your appointment, focus on your nutrition. I absolutely don't want to make you upset but I hear a lot of excuses in your post. If this is important to you, you will make time for it. Be very honest with yourself, is there 20 minutes available 2 or 3 times a day for you to plan your meals, prepare healthier options and keep track of your progress? I think that you will find you do have that time you just aren't seizing it. You may be able to wake up a bit earlier or go to bed a bit later to get your time in. Make this something you do for you. Treasure the time you invest in yourself. ((hug))
We all have challenges to our healthy lifestyle goals(I homeschool two special needs kids while my toddler persistently distracts, I'm also in classes in the evenings and have a heart condition that prevents me from any really good exertion)but we all seize every moment and experience we can that gets us closer to our goals.

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3/9/13 1:09 P

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Hello all! I joined a little bit ago, but never had the opportunity to introduce myself. I have about 10 pounds to loose, but am dealing with a few obstacles I'm hoping to get some help getting around. I was in a pretty bad car accident almost a year ago, where I injured my lower back, my neck, right shoulder and wrist. Also, my right ankle has been sprained several times, and it is sometimes hard to walk. Before all this happened, I was going to the gym 3-5 times a day, doing HIIT and weights, watching every calorie I consumed, and was generally feeling good about myself. After the accident, I was told that swimming was about all I could do, though my neck and shoulder injuries prevented even that. Since then, I've been battling about 10-15 pounds, and depression.
On top of all that, I go to school full time, and my husband is stationed about 6 hours away, so I'm also a full time+ mommy to a 3 year old. Needless to say, I have very little time for working out, or cooking healthy meals at home.
I know once I start loosing weight and working out again, I'll feel better and be in less pain, it is just difficult to get started and to know when the pain is good, and I should keep going, and when it is bad, and I'm causing more damage than good. Anyway, thanks for reading!

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