My first set of scales!

Friday, February 06, 2009

OK...scary day today...i got a set of scales...i think the worst part was choosing the right ones. All the cheap ones only went up to 120kgs and i KNEW i was heavier than that! It was quite a shameful walk from the store to the car holding the scales for everyone to see.

Once home I unpacked them, put the batteries in and tested them with a 2kg bag of spuds...yup they work...haha! I put my age and height and gender into them, then steped second, two second...was it going to come up error? was I over 150kg!?! BEEP...140.00Kg...*SIGH OF RELIEF*

i am going to refrain from weighing myself more than once a week as water retention and things could be dissheartening...(is that a word?)

This is the heaviest I have ever been, and it has been hard. I worry all the time that i am dissapointing my partner, and also my hockey team...will all this extra weight my reflexes are not what they should be. I owe it to myself, to Brett and to my team to do this...I coach junior hockey, and i have a great friendship to the kids, but what kind of role model am I???

My happiest times have been hockey and studying a Diploma of Sport Development. I learnt a lot about nutrition and exercise, but I could never put it into practice. I got asked to play rep hockey, and the training for that was seriously intense!! The following day I could not walk! haha I was doing that twice a week, as well as kickboxing (Muay Thai) - the fatburners session at 6am - three mornings a week. I was working at the TAFE so I had free access to their gym...I was loving this! I went from 128kgs to 98kgs in 3 months. I was sure I had turned my life around.

Then I had the accident. It was at hockey training, we were having a muck around game at the end of training, and i turned with the ball as someone ran into me. I had torn the ligaments surrounding the L5. The rep team had no reserve keeper, so i had to play, but this was complimented with 2 physio sessions before and after the game each week, and once the season was over, I went into a full on recovery program.

Since then my weight has slowly gone back up, mainly because I am not doing the training I used to, and I cannot afford the gym membership. BUT...that is not going to stop me...with the help of this site I know I have the support and the power to get back on top of life!! :)

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