Happy Healthy Monday!
Well another week has passed and so much work left to be done. This week marks an emotional week for me and a momentous one. Some may not know but 1 year ago this Thursday, my birthday, I had an accident in my exercise class and torn my ACL and meniscus. This was the day that went from bad to worse in the upcoming weeks.
A week an a half after my accident I found that I was having trouble breathing. Thought maybe I had some cold but yet felt okay. I decided I better go see my doctor to find out what was going on since this was unlike me. Moments after getting there I was hauled off into an ambulance and on my way to the hospital. They suspected a blood clot had traveled to my lung. I thought this was insane I mean I drove there I could certainly drive to the ER right, nope.
So they call my husband to meet us there and in the mean time I am freaking out. I had just turned 36 and I had this blood clot. How could this be? Now I know what damage a blood clot can do, my best friend died at that the age of 27 for the exact same thing, so I knew this was serious business. My husband had called my Mom and she had my SIL bring her down, she doesn’t drive. They ran all these tests while I was in the ER and come to find out I had MASSIVE blood clots in BOTH lungs. After the fact I found out that the doctor told my mom and husband that usually when someone is in this bad of condition they usually don’t leave the hospital. Needless to say, they don’t know stubborn ole me very well.
Anyway, all its well know except my ACL and meniscus are still torn and probably always will be unless they really bother me. I know if I can get some weight off that will help tremendously. The thought of me not possibly be here to even right this or to have even seen my Son’s 2nd birthday really puts live into prospective. I think I am still in denial about it all, so my doctor says (hence my happy pills). So this week on my birthday I will NOT be exercising to better my health, instead I will be wrapping myself in bubble wrap and play it safe!
- Last week I did manage to lose 4.6 lbs, how? Not a clue but I will take it. So here are my goals this week:
- Log every bit of food
Drink water (czar is challenging me to 80oz)
Move to some extent. I have the Wii Fit and the EAS Active
All I can say is that I appreciate each one of you for supporting me and to push me along. I am grateful for my life, even though at times it sucks, because I would rather have it suck than not be at all.
So I am to mention Chiquita Bananas in the blog. I want to share with you one of my favorite protein shakes I used to make with bananas.
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Scoop of protein powder (regular no flavor)
- ½ banana
- 2 TBS of peanut butter
Blend together for a yummy protein shake!
I think I will start making these again. (just need coupons now -hint hint) Have a super healthy week everyone.