LAURAKOHORST

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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.
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  • HEATHER1969
    Crazy Summer Laura... but glad your back and safe... you are so strong you will bounce back from that crazy summer... I just know it. emoticon
    2492 days ago
  • LAURAKOHORST
    Thank you for all of the encouraging words. I know I'm in control of me and my God and Saviour is able to accomplish great things in me. I'm home now and gradually getting better. I have taken some things out of my diet but I'm finding my stomach isn't as small as it was at the beginning of the summer. lol (aka overeating) I'm back drinking lots of water which will help with the overeating. Once the cold leaves my head enough to walk without feeling like it's going to explode I'll get back on a regime of walking.

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    2501 days ago
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    2502 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Holy cow!! What a summer!! I guess there is a reason you two were stuck together on a couch,,, I hope you gradually bought more produce to eat while you were there.. maybe the kids would try it if Grandma cooked it or raw with her dip?
    I sure hope you arm heals right and you can get back into your routine.. at least you can get your 10,000 steps in .. poor thing!!

    Watch out for those toy land mines and enjoy the time there for what it is: you are with your beautiful daughter and grandkids..

    2502 days ago
  • WEARINGTHIN
    My goodness, you've been through a lot. Just be sure to remember to do something good for yourself. In fact, do that often and frequently. Something .like this can be awfully discouraging. We're all worth a piece of the pie. Good luck to you. Glenn
    2502 days ago
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