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!