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Friday, January 11, 2013

How funny. It's been almost a year since I have blogged, and it's nearly the *same* type of blog. "I am back, I am embarassed, I am ashamed I am heavier then I was, after KNOWING what worked, etc etc"

Maybe I should treat this like it's a warning blog DUN DUN DUN!


But if you are and do, know you are adored, and it doesn't make you a failure, or anything other then absolutely human, and beautiful in your flaws. We all take our own time to learn things, and realize our own patterns.

I had come back and started working out again and tracking those calories, in July of last year, secretly, quietly,(like a ninja!) under the radar, using the tools, pushing myself (punishing myself) with restrictions and trying to move things a mile of minute, to see those results I wanted to see again. Long story short, I had torn two tendons in my ankle completely and broken the bone, (silly me, when you weigh as much as I did then, I should have realized jump kick jump kick, jump kick, punch should be saved for video games, and not for "Let's get on this RIGHT NOW!" you know, like someone sane would do..slowly starting back up on their fitness routine!)

So que the Dr's visits, and being in a cast then boot, on bedrest for around 6 months all total. It hasn't healed completely and the tendon isnt knitting right, but the idea of surgery is terrifying to me, and honestly the kicker?

I know that the issue is compounded by my weight, the things that need to knit, cannot knit, because I have added such a huge amount of weight on myself with my eating while I was on bed rest, with that same self punishment that I put on myself when I am being "good" and when I am being "bad".

Sleeping in boot is miserable. Being in one for so long, is horrid too! And stinks! and is poo! and I cannot believe, looking back, how depressed I was, for most of those months. How the sunlight just recently broken, to where I feel more myself again.

Cold hard facts, are sometimes the one's that wound the worst, when you really sit and think about them. More to the point, they sometimes provide that *lightbulb* that you need. And lord knows I needed a lightbulb instant.

Can I say, weighing in on the 2nd of this year, was one of those cleansing cries, one of those where you mourn what you cannot change, and accept those things you can change, and gain the perspective to change them, not in an emotional fit but out of want, with conviction.

Sadly, I feel like that saying "Do you how the woman lost 1000 lbs? " "By losing 50 and putting on 75, then losing 100 then putting on 125 and so on and so forth."

- There is no magic pill. This takes work, it takes dedication, it takes sweat and tears and more then anything, it takes someone loving themselves, to the point they are willing to devote in that time.

- I am going to fall again, and I will get back up and not beat myself up.

- My self worth and my love of myself, does not depend on that number on a scale, or the jiggle when I laugh. I am grateful daily for that fact.

- Losing it is simple if you think about the METHOD, but I am not about losing, I am about making changes to become healthier as a lifestyle change. Not as a punishment regime, or setting myself up to fail.

- Burn more calories then I take in, in a healthy manner. No exercise for punishment, no not eating enough calories, or the *RIGHT* kind of calories.

- Remember that -this- isn't the end all be all to life. Life is what happens all the time, this is something that like any other thing I want to change, cannot consume or overshadow the things about me that I love.

- Have fun, but be safe. Amazingly I am not superwoman. (Or wonderwoman, although her outfit would be fabulous in about a year!)

-Be vigiliant. Track what you eat, think about it, and make sure you move, even if it's just a walk, even if it's dancing to a song at the start of every hour. Eventually, those things WILL pay off, like they have a few times before. Eventually you will be able to train like you used to (barring your whole image of beating yourself up while doing it!)

That all being said and out there!

My ankle is still horrid. But you know what? I will take my time and get back to where I was. I will move, and treat it with respect, but not coddle it, or allow it to be an excuse.

I was at my highest weight ever, only 2 weeks ago. Now, I am 14 lbs down from there (holding off on adjusting the tracker, until another week has passed, because I like weighing daily and averaging those weights!)

And I missed ya'll! I even came and lurked for a few of you, read up on how you were, and was amazed at your strengths, and your achievements!
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  • MARTY728
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    1984 days ago
    I missed you! I just came back, also gaining and losing the same 50 or so pounds and found myself staring at 282. Lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks. Trying to do this right. I hope your ankle heals.
    1984 days ago
    Good blog. You are back...that is the most important thing. Don't give up on yourself.
    You're back, AND you are smarter! A winning combination!
    Now you will recognize your limitations, much less chance of an injury !

    1984 days ago
  • JASI27
    Welcome back!! You are here now and that is all that matters. Pushing forward is all we can do and you are right, not beat yourself up for missteps. We are all here for you whenever or whyever you need us, so no more lurking! : ) speak up and share your struggles, someone here might be just what you need.
    1984 days ago
    Glad your back. Sorry about the injury. Hope it gets b better quick. I know you won't let that slow you down. You got this! emoticon emoticon
    1984 days ago
    You are very loved and there is so much more to you than what you weigh. I'm back as well after a break- trying to push and not punish myself. I know you will achieve your goals.
    1984 days ago
    So good to have you back, but sorry to hear about your leg. I learned the hard way too, but not as bad as you. Thankfully mine was just a stressed ankle and pulled muscle on my leg. I've been on SP for over 4 years now and I can't remember how many time I fell and had to try again. You can do this and now you have even more knowledge and experience to help you along the way. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1984 days ago
    I'm so glad to see you back and sorry to hear about your injury. Take it nice and slow - I know you know how to do this, and you absolutely can. You were such a great help and source of inspiration when I first started here, and you still are.

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    1984 days ago
    So happy you are back blogging again!! emoticon emoticon
    1985 days ago
    Welcome back!! I'm sure your injury (and the boot) were quite miserable. But I have to say I enjoyed your blog! I enjoyed your enthusiasm and wit and...determination. Good reminders and words to live by - it's easy to get caught up in numbers and fixated on the scale but you are right - life is what happens around us all the time. We just need to learn how to live it! emoticon emoticon
    1985 days ago
    emoticon nice to have you blogging again WTG enjoy your day and heal and be careful hugz
    1985 days ago
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