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Starting Over

Well, lets see starting over sure could cover a wide range of topics. However, I am going to be focusing this blogging site about my journey to my health and fitness. Man, there are so many haters out there and people who are going to say, "Why is she doing this? Is she just wanting attention? How pathetic!". That's okay, the gene that many of us millennials have says I owe no explanation and should say, "screw it, who cares!". But the compassionate part of me feels I owe most of you an explanation. So here it is... All I am asking for is support and encouragement as I go through this journey. It's not easy and lets face it this isn't my first rodeo. 

Now with that out of the way. I want to talk about how I am back in this situation again. Many reasons really with a good majority of them being what most people call excuses. The number one reason is actually medical. In November of 2014, I started having Achilles tendinitis. Yes, this is treatable as long as you take a break and such. However, it didn't seem to matter how long I stayed off of it I would always end up back in horrible pain. I have tried a couple of different pain killer, but I never saw it as a permanent solution. I also saw several doctors getting the same opinion each time. You know give it rest, leaving me to wonder how much rest does this ankle need? Anyways, I could go on and on about that part. About 2 months ago, I had enough I went to another doctor, and he suggested that I go to a podiatrist. 


Come to find out I have bone spurs too, and it's a condition that will only get worse. She said I can manage the pain with medicine and eventually I would need to get surgery. At this point, I was ready for surgery it's been almost 2 years and 71 lbs later... I tried her ideas, and I was ready to go into the follow-up appointment to schedule my surgery. She was okay with it but then explained that it is a 6-month recovery process with at least 8 weeks being spent in a cast and using a wheelchair....


So I think that brings us full circle to today. I have decided that I am going to push myself to lose this weight one way or another. I can't imagine being down for that long at my current weight and risk gaining more than I have. The doctor told me I should be okay to work out on it for awhile before I run the risk of serious injury. So I am going to start watching my diet and do light workouts in the evening. I don't know if I can ever go back to working out 5-6 days a week, but I want to do something. 


I decided that I was going to use the C25K app on my phone for cardio and do some strength training. I am not sure how to get back on track with diet so if anyone has thoughts on that feel free to message me! I will probably be tracking exercise and food intake through LoseIt. With that, I want to leave everyone with my weigh in picture. I find this to be a good way to track versus just a scale. I would like to lose at least 50 before considering surgery, but I would love to lose all 71 lbs I gained. 


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  1. First off I LOVE your blog design. Secondly I am so proud of you. I enjoyed reading this first post, and look forward to many more.

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  2. Thank you, it gives me a chance to blog again. Hopefully, it can be inspiration to others as well!

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