I was starting to get over my illness (some kind of stomach bug with a massive headache) and though I was still feeling rough, on Tuesday I rode 4.4 miles. Wednesday I felt slightly better and went 5.0 miles. Then today I woke up feeling great, and proceeded to go out in the backyard where I gashed a big slit in my left leg. Blood was running everywhere and wouldn't stop and I ended up having to go for stitches. It is still bleeding though and whenever I get up and walk around the gauze soaks through and I have blood running down my freaking leg. The gash is on my calf near the knee and is pretty deep. I am so frustrated. SO frustrated. I want to bike, but know it would be a mistake. I know I need to let this heal for a couple of days before I start trying to ride again (at least I need to be able to walk around without it bleeding so much before trying to bike). Anyway, I am feeling pretty down and like everything sucks right now because not only can I not bike, but I can't walk the dogs or do any work around the house or go swimming with my daughter. It really does suck. Positive thoughts and prayers welcome. Will update when this stupid gash in my leg heals.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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