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Back again after a looong absence

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hi. I'm returning after a 15 month break, leave of absence, or whatever you want to call it from Sparkpeople. My break began in October 2014 when I began to experience pain in my left foot. The pain caused me to stop going to the gym because I could barely walk. After about 4 months of seeing various doctors I finally had an MRI which revealed 2 torn tendons in my foot. I took many meds to try to help the situation but in the end I finally realized that I needed to have surgery.

Fast forward to June 2015, surgery done and I was laid up in a cast for 6 weeks. I started PT and slowly regained more of my mobility. But my doctor said the very last thing I should add to my routine was walking. Something so simple to do yet the one thing I couldn't do much of. This was a blow to me because I loved the treadmill at the gym.

So of course if I couldn't walk I wasn't going to do anything! I'm sure that made sense to me at the time but what I didn't realize was that I would regain much of the weight I worked so hard to drop because of my stubbornness.

So here I am back where my weight loss journey began, slowly but surely taking one baby step at a time to regain my health, my energy and my stamina.

So I am again having to follow my own advice...
Don't ever give up on yourself. You are so worth it!
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