- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
My wedding isn’t for another 13 months but I was hoping to get into good shape for the big day and lose 10-15 lbs. I’m 5’2 and 125 lbs. I haven’t been super active, maybe working out an average of two times a week, and I was just planning to up my game soon. I eat pretty well, I log it into MFP and balance it out so 45% of my cals are carbs, 25% protein and 30% healthy fats. I am kind of a stickler about staying under 1200 cals probably 90% of the days, because I had a debilitating eating disorder in high school and still have some symptoms and struggle a bit from time to time. I don’t feel comfortable eating more than 1200 but some days I’m just like f^*k it and go crazy (and by that I mean eat like a normal person, more or less), which prompts me to stress and restrict the following days. It’s a cycle. It’s annoying.
ANYWAY I just fell a few days ago, and I tore my ACL and my meniscus and we are waiting to hear about my MCL/PCL/LCL. This is the second time I’ve done this to the same knee, presumably because my body is weak from years of restricting. Last time this happened I gained probably almost 15 lbs from the weeks of being immobile before and after surgery. I was also in high school and SUPER active when that happened, though, and I’m way less active now.
I just need some nutrition help. I really really need to not gain weight for my mental health, but I need to sustain my body well enough to heal. Where should my macros be, caloric intake, etc? I literally sit on my butt and read or do crafts all day, nothing crazy. HELP