Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday Week 9

As many of you know I broke a bone in a my back on Sunday. 

I had just put Hazel in her bed to sleep and I grabbed a blanket, my nail polish remover, and nail polish and headed downstairs to give myself a manicure and possibly take a nap on my husband. I had those fuzzy socks that moisturize your feet and carpet stairs. I busted it, hard. I knew immediately when I fell that I had done something bad to my back and I burst into tears. Jonathan ran over and I was just sobbing. He was trying to get my to tell him WHAT I hurt but I couldn't form words. It was that much pain. Eventually I calmed down enough to say "my back." So he helped me to the sofa and I just couldn't get comfortable so I hobbled/ he carried me up the stairs into my bed. He got me some ice and some Lortab that he had left over from his burns. They didn't even touch the pain. I tried to sleep but couldn't because I was so uncomfortable. I thought I had just pulled a muscle and that it would feel better. Well Tuesday morning I woke up feeling the SAME pain as Sunday so I knew something was wrong. I went to the doctor and he took some X Rays and my Transverse Process bone is broken. It was clear as day on the X-ray. My heart sank. I knew what this meant.

No exercise. 
I'm not going to lie. I almost started crying in the room. 
He said that once the pain stops then I can walk on the treadmill. Walk... are you joking? Then in 6-8 weeks I have to go back and  "get cleared" before I can do any strenuous exercise.
 I am heartbroken. 

I have been working out 6 days a week for 2 months and now I'm not going to be able to WALK for at least another week, if not 2.
So I haven't been able to move other than go to the bathroom and go from the bed to the sofa since Sunday. Despite that I have been eating well. I met a new friend in Body Step (Hi Missy!) about a month ago and we just clicked. I love those kinds of friendships, that just are effortless. She has a 3 year old son who she stays home with so she gets me. Anyway, she brought us dinner last night and was thoughtful enough to make it a healthy meal. I am going to be burning very minimal calories and she is so thoughtful to make us a healthy and hearty meal that the whole family just loved. I am so thankful for her. 
Why is this always the case? Stupid brain. 

So, I'm supposed to be going to another doctor tomorrow to get pain medicine but I just called to see if there is anyway they can call me some in because I'm in so much pain and can hardly sleep. 

Now on to what you're all here for! 
Weigh in!
Starting Weight: 230.4
Last week: 214.4
Today: 214.6

I was SO surprised to see that. That's basically nothing. I literally haven't been able to move since Sunday AND it's shark week. I thought for sure I had gained at least 3 pounds. 
I am so happy.

The best snuggle bug. We're just two girls with broken backs :(

And yes, I'm going to continue with my weight-loss and weigh-ins. I am going to have to challenge myself to really limit my eating and eating super clean so that I don't gain 10 pounds during this process. Hopefully I can even manage to lose some? 

But all I gotta say is you girls better kick-butt on your exercises. You guys know I loved my exercise. I am going to be lost without. So every time you don't feel like working out, you better think of me and get your butt to the gym! I would be there if I could! 

Have a great week! 

I need some wine.


  1. Oh I seriously feel sooo awful for you. I would have sobbed and been heartbroken to learn this as well. I'm so sorry :( I can't even imagine the kind of pain you're in! But I know you're strong (obviously) and so I know you can get through it!

  2. I'm so glad to see that you are keeping a positive attitude and not giving up! This will be a great opportunity for you to really buckle down and manage your diet and then once you get cleared you will be out of control with that diet and some exercise! Way to stay with it. If I lived close enough, I'd bring you doughnuts. I kid, I kid. :)

  3. Feel better lady!!! So proud of you for keeping on even though you can't work out!

  4. I am so sorry to hear you are hurt. It is not fun and the back is some of the worst pain EVER. You will come back full force when you are healed because you will be that much more determined!
    Praying for swift healing!!

  5. You are strong! You will be able to still lose weight without exercise. It will be a different kind of willpower but you can do it!

  6. I've been totally slacking on my workouts but I am totally going to amp them up now in honor of you! If you can't work out, I'll work out for the both of us :) I'm so sorry you have to go through this ordeal but I KNOW you can get through it without gaining much weight. Weight Watchers is designed for people to lose 2 lbs./week with ZERO exercise so it CAN be done! It's going to be a rough spell for you, I know, but I also know that you can do it!!

  7. I am so sorry, that's horrible. Please don't let discourage you. You really are an inspiration for a ton of women including me. I hope the pain eases up on you and the down time goes quickly. Just make sure you take care of ourself so you can get back to your 100%.

  8. Poor thing!! Take care of yourself! What is 6-8 weeks compared to an entire life ahead of you and your new healthy lifestyle? You will be fine!

  9. Wow - SO SHITTY! But you CAN still lose weight - I know you can do it! It will take a lot of will power - I know I'd just want to MUNCH OUT the whole time - but you can so do this!

  10. Seriously, you are doing awesome with your positive attitude :) Thanks for staying motivated and keeping me motivated!

  11. So sorry this has happened, but you're so inspiring with how positive you're being! I'd be eating a cookie and you're eating healthy like a rock star! I'll be sweating extra for you :)

  12. Ahhh I'm so sorry! I hurt for you! :(

  13. I am already making a plan for us to do something with the kids next week. I was thinking you on a couch at my house, sipping coffee & me talking your ear off while the kids wreck the place. I will jump up occasionally & run interference if necessary :) Btw, if you need anything, I am one text or call away!

  14. No! So sorry to hear about this. No bueno!
    Two years ago I was just getting back into the swing of running and I broke my arm (like totally snapped it). It was months before I could get back out and pounding pavement. I feel your pain on this. :(
    Have you thought about discussing walking in a pool with your doctor? Little to no impact, lots of resistance. Just a thought...
    I'm praying for a speedy recovery!

  15. I am sorrry this happened!

    I hope you feel better!!


  16. Oh no, I'm so sorry that this happened to you:( I'm still cheering you on, you CAN still do this, just keep up with your good attitude and you will make it through:)

  17. Yikes! That sucks! But it'll be a good chance to get good at eating right! Stay positive!