My main concern with exercise is that I am as big as I am. I need to do low impact on my legs to begin with. I am a year and a half from a surgery that put a pin in my thigh bone and a plate on the socket it goes into. I just don't want to take a chance on it really hard. I walk fine even better than before. That could be because I up and quit my job a few months prior to the accident and got off the standing on my feet all day stress. Here is the story :
I was in Seattle parked on an incline. I started my Full Sized Bronco SUV in the driveway of my daughter's friends place.. Had my 11 yr old Lab in there. I noticed I was blocked in by trash cans, so I get out (vehicle running) to go move them. As I start to move the plastic mini dumpsters, the vehicle starts rolling slowly towards me. I hold it for a second and scream for help. The idea of it rolling down in Seattle I thought could be for a long time. Well I was not strong enough so I let go and bumped into a one of those dumpsters and then the Bronco bumped me and I proceeded to be down on the ground My mind said " I am going to die now". I said out loud "Shit!" then thump the left rear tire of a big 4WD size 32 tires rolls over me and I make a grunting song that the only description to real that I have is grunting during a bowel movement.. Yea I used profanity as my possible last words. My mind said "I am going to die because the engine is going to decapitate me. Grunt, Thump forward tire rolls over me. I am alive. in the middle of the street but could not get up. I swear all this going through my head is if I broke my back so I tried to move it hurt and I could move my arms and yell like hell. Traffic stopped people came out. My Bronco rolled into a utility pole bounced and then proceeded to roll down 6th St located near the VA Hospital. then came to a crash into a small Hundai looking car. Broke 5 ribs and dislocated my hip by pushing my thigh out of the socket and blowing the bone out from the socket that needed to be reconstructed with a metal plate. The whole front end of my socket tore off. I was at the Greys Anatomy Hospital, Harbor View and well the best doctors in the nation fixed me. It happened 2 days before Thanksgiving 2009 and I had no cast, but I was not allowed to put weight on my right leg and had to not extent past 60 degrees. I had to use a walker. Not able to entirely walk until March 2010. And the only people who could take care of me lived in Idaho. Big road trip, through ice and potty breaks were a bitch. I lost my RV and beach lifestyle. And to top it all, a day before it happened I told my eldest (who had a hard time dealing with me that way and could not mentally take care of me) that I had this feeling kind of like psychic that something is trying to communicate me some message due to weird things that strike my attention and a gut feeling of urgency and some crow calls. I wish I could interpret what it means. Two days later...there I was in the hospital. Happy to see some older nurse scrub my ass in the shower.I called my youngest daughter, the one I am dieting with and sang "Grandma got runned over by her Bronco"! So she would know I was gonna live.
All were surprised that I ran myself over with my giant SUV. Doctors told me that if I was not a large woman, I would probably had fatal injuries. Obviously there was something wrong with my tranny linkage. If only I had put the E-brake on. I was going to the store to get a snack,
The before and afters always amaze me on these diet success stories. I am committed to watch them as my inspiration. The first one I saw was on 266 blog [link] that made me cry considering why she stopped blogging (it is sad).
Anita says that "anyone who puts it in their mind, can do this".
I have put it to my mind!
As I will be doing the "Slimmer This Summer Challenge" I will have my days menu planned out early in the day and commit to it. So I best start and get used to it. I also will do my weigh in's on Monday mornings.
Here it is: