Mother’s Day Blog Bash


I am a newbie as far as the blogosphere goes so I got really excited when @chaotic_barb invited me to be a part of the WeFitFamilies Mother’s Day Bash & Giveaway as a way to share my fitness story and to help support other members at www.wefitfamilies plus you can enter to win some terrific prizes!

Mischievous Mimi

Mischievous Mimi

About six months ago, I injured my back in a freak accident – I was running after my dog, Mimi who had snuck between my legs in a mad dash to the street – and I bent to grab her in just the exact wrong way one could do so and SNAP! CRACKLE! POP! I couldn’t get up, I was locked in a downright position.  My friend who was there got me to bed with some painkillers and ice and I knew something was very, very wrong.

The next day, I saw the Orthopedist, and the news was grim.  The L-4  L-5 vertabrae were impacted and I had torn some muscles.  All I could do was go home and go to bed as I could barely move for almost three weeks.  Now, for someone who has prided herself on being in good shape and very active, this was a shock to my system and the pounds began creeping up as my activity level had come to a halt.

After a month, I was able to start physical therapy  but the pain was so severe after each session, the next day or two I would be forced back to my bed with ice packs and painkillers.  So despite the resumption of activity, the pounds still seemed creep their way up.

Now to be honest, I really didn’t notice my weight gain at first since I wore sweats and other loose comfy clothing which would never tell the truth of what was really happening to my body.   I think I also deluded myself as to how much I was really eating, but even if I ate “nothing” the bottom line is no activity means certain weight gain. Plus, I would never go on a scale I would go by my clothes….and since I was wearing loose, comfy ensembles…well you know the rest!

Then, as my “luck” would have it, I had another setback in January and injured my knee, again, in a freak accident and that set me back on my physical therapy which had know started to take hold and I had been feeling stronger.  So it was back to square negative one as now my knee was badly sprained and my back injury was re-ignited.  Fun times.

So a couple of months later, when I went to the doctor and had to hit the scales – the number  revealed made my skin crawl, but I already knew the “truth” as I couldn’t even fit into my “fat” jeans.

megabash_boxEnter a wonderful place to find support from other members, check out the tasty recipes, fitness ideas, etc. So now that I am back on the road to recovery, I am doing better at my physical therapy sessions but I still can do many activities I could before.  Walking has been my “exercise” of choice and with three of my own pups and seven foster babies from I have no shortage of company.  As we all know, the hardest part of sticking to an activity is having a reliable partner and believe me, having a variety of pups to join me in my walks always keeps my sojourn fun and interesting.  What’s more, they can’t make excuses why they can’t join you and, as much as you get from the exercise, it is also great exercise from them as well. So with my beloved pups and the support of  WeFitFamilies I know I will be back in my skinny jeans in no time!

More About the Mother’s Day Blog Bash is having the ultimate Mothers Day Bash! Oh yeah, it’s going to be great,
especially since the grand prize sponsored by McCormick Spices is going to be:

  • A Super Set of Spices
  • DietFoodsRX Book
  • Measuring Spoon Set
  • $200 Gift Certificate to the winner’s local grocery store so they can put the Super Spice tips to use!


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Plus there are many more  giveaways that are part of WeFitFamilies Mothers Day Bash?

Go check out these other blogger’s websites & see what  else you can win!


21 responses to “Mother’s Day Blog Bash

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  8. Thanks I hope you enjoy it and tell your friends!

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  12. Hello, I have lived with two disks that are “bulging” for 17 years. They can’t get them to stay. I think the worst part was at one point my Husband was in Iraq and I worked in a BAKERY and I was taking pain pills that made me crave sweets. One thing that has helped me lose a few pounds recently is meatless monday’s. I share the recipes on my blog.

    I am also following you on twitter Native_Momma

  13. Hi There

    I was laughing while reading and saying to myself “yep, sounds all too familiar.” Like you I don’t do the scale thing. But yesterday came into work and hopped on the scale (in the nurse’s unit) after someone told me that I was “looking thinner.” If the scale is right — I am five pounds lighter without being on a diet. But Lord knows I could stand to shed a good 10 additional pounds so I am back on my treadmill.. LOL. Hard to get motivated when you are doing it alone.

    I have bookmarked the site so I can follow ya!

    Peace out

  14. Hi Marla, it has been awhile since my last visit. Just dropping by to see how’s your site going? Haven’t seen much recently posts, so I figured you’re probably very busy. Hope you’re in good health, and don’t forget to take great care as well. Hope your back is completely recovered.

    ~big hugs~

    social media/blogging

  15. Oh, I know so well, where the nest is, cradled deep within the heart…and there it will forever stay! Just think of all the possibilities quantified for all now! :~)

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