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Here we go again...

Thursday, November 03, 2016

I've not been super active on SP since the birth of my daughter nearly 5 years ago. I continue to check in, kind of lurk, spin the wheel (current log in streak, 704 days!)... just to keep a touch stone on my health and fitness, but the sense of community that I had built up before my daughter was born has evaporated here. I've not found the team that I click with again, because so many people come and go.

Well, Saturday, Oct 22 I was out for a run. I was training for my 5th marathon. I had PRed at Baltimore the week before, but had a trail marathon 5 weeks later. So, I was getting some trail running in, switching up from road to gravel. The trail was wide and flat, but covered with leaf litter, which was hiding a mean old stick... that jumped up and bit me and made me fall (okay, I stepped on it) and I broke my ankle. It's a minor break and while I had to be rescued off the trail by a park ranger, it's shouldn't be too long before I'm up and running again (haha). The orthopedist didn't even want me to schedule a follow up. He was like, "when you're ready, you'll know. If by some freak chance you aren't ready in 6 weeks, then call us back."

But... they also handed me that dreaded handout. "Your BMI is Very High". Ahhh... poo!!! See, I've gone by my jeans for years, but funny how jeans stretch if you don't wash them too often. I haven't relied on the scale or even used it. I was nearly 35lbs over my ideal weight. I was running an average of 6 miles a day, but... I was eating for someone running 10.

I'm forced to take a step back from exercise and look at my nutrition once again. I have always said WL is 60% nutrition and only 40% exercise, but I was "maintaining" my weight by exercise and not focusing on nutrition at all. (Which is silly, because I've decided to go back to school and become a registered dietitian once my daughter starts school full time.) Abs are made in the kitchen, so they say... so I'm back to cooking up some abs. I know how to make my nutrition on point. It's time to be doing it.

I did step back on the scale today. I've lost 9lbs since that doctors appointment 10 days ago. Turns out I was also PMS-y and retaining a lot of water. But, it was a wake up call. Time to fix things my nutrition before it gets too broken.

My days as a super active SP are probably over, but I'm going to be checking back in here a little more. Maybe blogging a bit more. See ya around!
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  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Welcome back!

    " funny how jeans stretch if you don't wash them too often. I haven't relied on the scale or even used it. I was nearly 35lbs over my ideal weight. I was running an average of 6 miles a day, but... I was eating for someone running 10"

    This was exactly my situation before I realized that I could not outrun my fork.
    Since finding Spark, my scale is my friend and running is so much easier when I don't have the extra pounds to drag around,
    1250 days ago
  • ISABELLE84
    Glad to see you back at it.
    I have recently started to be more active on SP and the team I liked was not active anymore, same as you. It's a big supportive community but you need to find your supporters if you want that sens of being part of something.
    Blogging is a great way to achieve it!
    You can do it! And a speedy recovery to you!
    1252 days ago
  • BEATLETOT
    Hi! Great to see a blog from you pop up today!
    1252 days ago
  • LINOU052
    I agreed when you said ""you are what you eating ". In the past I used to eat anything that please me. I gained a lot of weight. Three and half months ago I break that chain by joining SP big change.
    1252 days ago
  • CALIEA2010
    Welcome back I look forward to reading more
    1252 days ago
  • JEANNINEW1
    My mother told me years ago, you are what you eat. And she was so right. Good luck with the broken ankle and your journey
    1252 days ago
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