Health (getting there)

On November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day, I fell down the stairs.  My ankles hurt, but not enough to slow me down.  By Tuesday, I couldn’t put weight on them!  So I went to walk-in (ha ha, get it???) care.  I had sprained both ankles somehow!  So I found myself on the couch, immobile, for about a week.  For the following weeks, I was on crutches.  I slowed way down, and yet did not change the number of calories going in.  Very rapidly, I put on weight.  I found myself at the heaviest I had ever been (apart from pregnancy), and my joints getting worse instead of better.

Choices.  What can I do?  Well, I started on December 30 by letting go of diet soda.  I have not had a Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper since then!  I am trying to stretch more.  That will be a huge help, as there are days I feel like I can’t move at all.  Yoga.  Stretching.  Smaller portions/meals.  Increase activity.  That is my start.  I am down 8 pounds already!

Certainly, I am quite far from my goal.  One step at a time, I will get there.  The strength is not my own, but a gift from God.  The support I have surrounding me is a blessing.  So, I am putting all this out there for accountability.  I don’t want to hide my journey.  So here we go!

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