18th – 24th June 2017
This week has been a very slow week, It has been frustratingly slow. The reason it has been like that is because I couldn’t get out much and I couldn’t exercise at all.
We are having work done in our house at the minute and everywhere you turn there is some kind of building equipment around the place. I can’t get things without moving something out of the way first.
One day I needed to get my shoes out of the cupboard but blocking the way was 15 sheets of plaster board. I needed my shoes so I tried to struggle and get them out, while doing so everything slipped and the next thing I knew I was lying on the floor with the plaster boards on top of me.
I never really knew how heavy plaster board was. Apparently each one weighs 25 kilos that means I had 375 kilos of weight fall on me and I was lying there in my house with no one around to ask to help.
Eventually I managed to get myself out from under it. I don’t know how I didn’t break a bone. However I did come out with many bruises, lots of swelling especially on my right leg and I think I ended up a lot worse than the plaster board.
Because of that I have spent most of the week with my leg elevated which has meant that I couldn’t really do much except get very bored.
Boredom usually makes me eat. But despite this set back my eating has been pretty good considering.
Before I started this weight loss journey my energy levels were fairly nonexistent and I would limp and I would never plan to go out for the day – it would just be too tiring.
One thing that has been on my bucket list for years was to go to Royal Ascot. It’s a place I didn’t think I would ever go to because of the amount of time you are on your feet. This year was my chance. I was looking forward to dressing up, wearing a fancy hat and maybe even have a flutter.
One thing it did was make me glad I am not like that anymore. These struggles are temporary because I will soon heal. It has also made me think how did I live like that before for so long!
It has made me realise that Iam so much happier now, even though I have bruised and swollen legs and temporarily walk with a limp.