Over the past year I have been slowly trying to clean up the gazebo area of junk to put in a small pool to work out in. At the start of the project I was 440 pounds and had a cast on my right ankle.
In May of this year mom and I through our insurance received free passes to the gym and started swimming 3 times a week. making my project go to the dogs.
In June of this year mom got a infection from using the spa at the gym and we had to quit swimming, I had lost 40 pounds swimming at the gym and my glucose numbers had gone from 300 down to 150 average, I being legally blind couldn’t drive myself to the gym and being terrified of crowds when I could see had panic attacks if I went outside the front door. So, being the stubborn person I am, I started this blog and committed myself to purchase the pool and supplies (spending the money motivates getting the job done) but the 3 steps and bees not to mention the fact that the yard is full of sinkholes from gophers past and present, my ankles kept getting re-injuried over and over again. Then mom having the stroke really took up my time and motivation to do something just for myself. But because of my friends here and all your encouragements and support slowly I kept going. The neighbor Judy, who never liked me, but is best friends of mom’s (and has lived in the house next door since the 1940’s, therefore is the queen bee of the block) she has taken me to see mom and had ringside seats watching me fight these doctors for moms rights called the guy across the street and gave him permission to help me if I should asked him to. After last week’s rain storm, I had to call him to relight the pilot on the hotwater heater outside. (I take cold showers, use cold water to wash clothes so didn’t realize that I had no hotwater until I tried to do dishes.) Anyway he ran over and got it started, he asked about mom and as we talked the pool project was discussed along with the removal of stuff in the carport. Yesterday, he brought over 2 wheelbarrows of bricks and equipment and cleared out the gazebo area and half of my flowerbeds to widen the walkway and cut back the bee traffic I would have to go through to get to the pool. To make sure that the flowerbeds and sidewalk match (don’t need to snap my ankles on uneven walkways ) he said we need sand so that adds a few days to the project. For payment he has agreed to a few tablets of chlorine for his pool, and a brand new sander mom bought on the shopping channel and never even opened the box.
My little 8 foot round pool. waiting safely at the top of the stoop. Project bumped into professional finish. My last weigh in was around 390 pounds! New goal is to be able to register on the doctors scale (only goes up to 350 pounds ) by my November 6th blood work appointment. Slowly and surely getting it done.
Thanks to everyone for your responses and encouragement and support, I could never have made it this far without any of you behind me.
Always Smile, Never let them see your fear!
Don’t give anyone power over you, only you can take charge of your life.
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