Fell down, went boom!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The first of August, I pinballed my way down the stairs of my house, broke my foot, and bruised and battered myself. I don't know why I'm such a klutz sometimes--I wonder if I have some sort of subconscious self-destructive urge.

It's taken me until yesterday to really get my act back together on the health and diet front. I left for vacation a few days after my fall, and I didn't feel like I had the mental energy to be careful about my food. I wasn't terrible, but I just wasn't tracking calories while I was gone. When I came back, I had a nasty sinus infection that sapped my motivation and left me in a total brain fog. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get back on track and thought I was just totally bummed about the broken foot. Once I got some antibiotics in my system, though, my motivation returned and I feel a million times better.

So I fell down in more ways than one. I still have not been able to overcome emotional eating. I know that "overcoming" is unlikely, in any event--but I'm back to thinking of it as a "one day at a time" effort. When I feel lousy, I want food. I didn't eat as much this month as I would have before I found SP a year ago, but I have gained a few more pounds, putting me back up to 167. But I think that gain will give me new motivation to really push to lose. 167 is definitely outside my comfort zone. So I am hoping to lose what I've gained and more in September.

Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again!
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    We both know you are way tougher than a broken bone and inflamed sinus. Now that we've both weathered multiple ailments and contusions together this past year, we will march arm in arm to face whatever the Fates can invent in the future. Or something like that. Meanwhile, bless antibiotics and casts.

    3939 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3139771 neglected to say that it was dark--the lights were out. Who wouldn't fall going down stairs in the dark? Plus we all need some flexibility as we travel this journey. You are on your way despite the blips in the road (and we all experience them).
    3939 days ago
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    Marie, Please stop beating yourself up (in more ways than one!) I'll bet your DH told you, once again, to be nice to you!! I hope you're feeling much better now...Remember, it's not how many times you fall...'s who you land on when you hit the bottom!
    3939 days ago
    There ya go! It's so easy to "fall" (in more ways than one). Dust yourself off & we CAN do this! Keep your chin up & keep smiling. emoticon
    3939 days ago
    Right there with you Sister Sunshine!!!!! We can do this....just must keep doing it one day at a time!! All my best from Maine! emoticon emoticon
    3939 days ago
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