Stress and bad decisions
Sunday, October 06, 2013
My summer started out with a flight to visit my daughter and her family in Ontario June 21. My husband was going to leave for work up north in a month or so. The first few weeks of the vacation went great. The grandchildren were happy to see me and I was glad to see them. My daughter doesn't eat the same way I had become accustomed to during my weight loss. There was a lot of starches with little or no vegetables. The junk food soon became out of control with daily and nightly indulgences. All of this might have been not such a big deal if I had been able to exercise all of the time. Unfortunately I had an accident on the first of August. I was taking some recycling out to the bins that were on a wet slippery deck. As I walked over to the bins I had to step over some toys but unfortunately I stepped over a few to step into another one. All I could think was to keep myself from falling and breaking my pelvis again. Instinctively I reached out to grab hold of the railing as I was going down. There was a loud cracked in my arm, I let go of the rail but it was too late. I had broken my left arm. There is a spiral break more at the top of my arm running down the inside of the bone. I have been in a cast now for two months and will need to continue to wear it for another month. I was unable to move without causing severe pain let alone exercise for the past couple of months. Needles to say, I have gained weight back. I am now able to go swimming, so I will start as soon as this flu departs. The sad thing is that I was supposed to be there to help my daughter when she had her surgery on her knee. I broke my arm six days before her surgery. We laid on the couch and felt sorry for ourselves. She is doing well and is back to work now. I will have to work on my weight loss program to get back into the rhythm of eating correctly and exercising. It is not going to be easy.