Weigh Day - Week 6 and Venting Frustrations

I really worked hard to stay within my calories this week.  I am loving being able to buy my own food and cook for myself only now that my brother has moved out.  Eating was MUCH better this week than last week.  My frustration was when it came to working out, but I'll get to that in a minute.

Week 5 Weight: 273.8
Week 6 Weight: 273.8

273, 273 go away.  Come again another day NEVER.
So why am I frustrated about working out?  Well, I know I've mentioned my ankle a couple of times.  I sprained it at the end of September, but me, being the smart person I am, didn't go to the doctor to have it checked out.  I kept telling myself it wasn't that bad.  It actually improved pretty fast and I could walk on it (albeit with a huge limp) in less than a week.  I didn't want to disappoint my family and opt out of the bike trip we had planned for the beginning of October, so I pushed my ankle and started riding my bike again almost right away.  Even though my left foot went completely numb when I rode more than a couple of miles, I kept at it.

So cut to a couple of months later and I was able to walk pretty easily on my ankle.  However, it still didn't feel right.  It was still swollen and putting on my shoe would cause a sharp pain to shoot up my leg every time.  By January 1st, I was so ready to start working out and eating healthy again.  My ankle wasn't ready for me to do that, though.  For the past couple of weeks, my ankle has been really swollen.  I have been trying to follow my sprint triathlon training program, and my ankle is kicking back.  It's just too much for it.

I'm sooo frustrated with this injury.  It's been four-and-a-half months and I'm still dealing with it.  The worst part is it seems like it has improved all it's going to.  It hasn't gotten any better for at least a month.  I am so motivated right now to do hard workouts, train for the triathlon, and finally get this weight off, but my body is stopping me from doing that.

I decided to get smart and actually have a doctor check it out this week.  I know I should have gone in the first place, but I absolutely hate going to the doctor.  I have sprained my ankle before and within a couple of weeks I was back to normal.  I have never had an injury that just lingered for months.  I made an appointment for Wednesday, so I'll let you guys know what I hear.  I really hope I can get back to training soon.  I have 99 days until the triathlon and I need to be able to train!

Have you ever had to deal with an injury?


  1. Luckily I haven't had to deal with anything major, everything has healed up on its own. Good luck with your appointment this week!!

  2. I broke the neck of my femur when I was 12. I couldn't walk for a year, and then needed a walker or crutches just to stay on my feet.
    IT BLEW.

    15 years later, and I still have problems running long distances....
    Also blows...

    My sister thought she had sprained her ankle, and it didn't get better... turned out she fractured bones in the top of her feet.
    She waited too long... and well, she's going to have chronic pain forever.
    So please, before it's toooooo late, get a doc to look at it.

    Heat and Ice compresses will help with the swelling.

  3. That sounds really scary, Kateri. I couldn't imagine not walking for a whole year! What happened to your sister sounds kind of like what is happening to me. I don't know if I broke anything yet, but my pain is mainly on the top of my ankle, not the side. I'm really worried that maybe I did break something but because of where the break was at, I was still able to walk on it fairly easily. I'll let you know what I find out on Wednesday with the doctor. Thanks for the advice!