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Monday, July 01, 2013

I have a big one, a really big one coming up and I have been, oh, so aware the last couple of weeks as my weight approaches healthy. No you can't find it on a chart somewhere and it's my own personal milestone. In 2004 I had a serious car accident that broke my neck in the same place Christopher Reeves (superman) broke his. Mine didn't move just cracked C-2. Also compression fracture of T-11+12, oh ya and the car landed upside down on my left arm. So I have a nail through the bone in my left arm that was crushed with 4 screws holding it in place.

Pain yes, I have learned to live with pain. Running/walking has made me think of it a lot because when I move or roll at night the tightness and discomfort in my back awakens me. I am literally whipped at the end of the day after making myself do all day. It is the reason I take 10 mg sleep meds which I have cut in half recently on my own. I may have to weigh do I take some kind of pain med or tylonol against a whole zolpidem. I have to tell you I can DO so much more since the surgery and sometimes even feel like myself energy wise during the day. Some day's more than others.

Back to the milestone. In 2004 when I had the accident I weighed 167 lbs. I had lost from my then all time high of 182. All my life I have had to work to not be overweight, then around age 35, I started inching up so by my accident I was already struggling. During this time I went to the Y regularly and I worked with a personal trainer so while my weight was up I was healthy, strong, and looked in my eyes presentable. I walked, never run, 3 miles regularly without the effort it takes now. Today for the first time the scale tipped under 170. I was 169.75 and felt the emotions swirl so I know it will be a big deal when I hit 167. The weight I was at when this upward drive to overtly obese began. My husband feels bad because I was still trying to diet while recovering from this accident and he wanted me to eat for nutrition to heal. He has said I wish" I never encouraged you to get off your diet," blaming himself. I however have never blamed him understanding this was my body that got out of control especially with early menopause because of the accident. It will be one happy day not just for me but him too, to return to the pre car accident weight and begin surpassing this milestone. Yes my picture above is a pre-accident weight. I have few if any pictures of post car accident weights. They are NOT taken by me or with my knowledge as I avoid the camera mostly by being the one taking pictures. I will have to have a new one made when I reach this milestone :)

Wow, it just makes Monday morning better to begin on such a high note! Have a great day everyone, reaching for, meeting, and surpassing your milestones.
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    It must feel awesome to hit your milestone...you have been through a lot and are doing so well. Carry on!
    1812 days ago
    I am so happy for you!
    Thank you for sharing where you are now, and what it brings up in your heart.
    Bless you!
    1813 days ago
    You are one determined lady and you will reach your goal and reach for new ones. You put me to shame as I am always looking for excuses not to exercise. Wish you luck and happiness.
    1813 days ago
  • NHES220
    emoticon Look at how far you have come and the obstacles you have tackled! A lot of people in your shoes would not get off the couch, they would not overcome the pain. But you get out there everyday knowing that taking the weight off will actually help and you will feel better about yourself. You go girl and keep doing it! That 5k will be nothing for you to tackle, keep on going.

    1813 days ago
    Congrats to you! What determination you have, can't wait to see the new pics.

    emoticon Much success on your journey! emoticon
    emoticon ~Pat

    1813 days ago
    Congratulations! You have struggled with a lot and still are achieving. You are an inspiration.
    1813 days ago

    1813 days ago
    You have struggled with a lot. I love your determination and am looking forward to your new picture.
    1813 days ago

    Wonderful!! These milestones, whether personal or more universal, are very important. I'm glad to see you celebrating (or getting ready to), keep up the great boost in your positivity, keep pushing and you'll be hitting whatever goal or milestone you've set next in no time at all.

    1813 days ago
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