Recovery is a slow and painful process … 9 days later and I still can’t even lift my right arm. I was off work for a week and planning to go back tomorrow, although I am really not ready to spend 6+ hours sitting at a desk right now.

I never realized before now just how much an accident can derail your life … I haven’t even been for a walk since before my accident. So many things I used to take for granted are so difficult or even impossible for me now.

In no particular order, things I cannot do/can barely do anymore since my car accident …

1. Can’t shave my armpits/legs/etc.

2. Difficulty putting on deodorant and dressing myself

3. Can’t put my hair up in a ponytail (or do much of anything with it)

4. Can’t do much in the way of cooking

5. Can’t do laundry, housework, etc.

6. Can’t walk dog

7. Can’t take a bath (afraid I won’t be able to get out)

8. Can’t exercise


10. And, probably worst of all, can’t have sex for a while (we’re guessing 5-6 weeks); although, on the plus side, we will really enjoy it when our period of celibacy ends.

I don’t mean to sound like a whiner, just want to send the message that we should all be grateful for our health, well-being, strength, etc. You will miss it when it’s gone!

And I am so thankful to be alive.


Detox is going to have to be on hold for a little while.

On Friday night I had a car accident. My boyfriend and I were hit by an impaired driver as we were going through an intersection. I am in so much pain and have very little use of my right arm; I can’t even dress myself. And the medication I am on makes me very drowsy.

I plan to get back on the wagon and try again as soon as I feel well enough.

Detox Day 4

Starting weight: 179.9 lbs.

Goal weight: 165 lbs.

Current weight: 177 lbs.

Total loss: 2.9 lbs.

I was up a little this morning (0.7 lbs.) but still I’m pretty proud of my loss of 2.9 lbs. in 3 days so far. I had my worst cheat day so far today … an evil bag of Tostitos that was laying open on the counter beckoned to me. 😦

Detox Day 3

Starting weight: 179.9 lbs.

Goal weight: 165 lbs.

Current weight: 176.3

Total loss: 3.6 lbs.

Day 3, still going strong … 3.6 lbs. gone in two days is no small feat! I did get out for a short walk this evening and planning to go to yoga tonight. I cheated again today – I actually had bread – but I did turn down donuts that were shoved in my face and someone pressuring me to eat one, so I still consider today a win!

I can’t wait to be back in the 160s, where I haven’t been in years … I know I can do it!

Detox Day 2

Starting weight: 179.9 lbs.

Goal weight: 165 lbs.

Current weight: 178.2 lbs.

Total loss: 1.7 lbs.

I managed to get out for a short walk today, despite the crappy weather. My dog was happy about it anyway. I lost 1.7 on my first detox day. There was more cheating today, but overall I did well … I turned down my nephew’s ice cream birthday cake, so I’m proud of that.

Detox Day 1

Starting weight: 179.9 lbs.

Goal weight: 165 lbs.

Current weight: 179.9 lbs.

Total loss: —

So today did not go as well as I had planned – there was a lot of cheating, but at least I stayed away from pop, chocolate, and junk food, so I still consider that a win. Unfortunately due to crappy weather I also did not get to go for my walk, and I missed yoga class as well. I’m hoping that tomorrow will be a better day.

Gettin’ fappy (fat+happy)

My weight has crept back up to 180, which was very scary for me, after keeping in the 170s throughout most of the summer and fall. I am now at my heaviest weight since late August and not feeling great about it (even though my hot younger bf makes me feel sexy anyways 😛 ).

After the phenomenal success of my 10-day detox diet in the summer (lost 8 lbs. in 10 days), I am going to attempt doing it for 20 days, starting on Monday (after the birthday celebrations of my best friend this weekend). So that’s Monday, November 17th to Saturday, December 6th. I am really nervous but also really excited about it at the same time, and hoping I have success with it again. And I’ll be finished in time for the holidays … I’ll get to indulge without feeling gross in my holiday dresses.

Things are going amazingly well with Snakes … as Nicki Minaj would say, he loves this fat ass … 😛

In all seriousness, he did tell me that he loves me … and I feel the same way. We are doing really well at making it work, even with the semi-long distance. I can’t say enough good things about him and I am so happy. And the sex is just WOW. Sorry for TMI. But it’s true. I love being with him, even if we’re just on the couch watching a movie. He’s so much fun and so easy to get along with. ❤

So I’ll be starting my detox again on the 17th … and I’ll be updating regularly and looking for lots of moral support. Help me! 🙂