Short introduction. I started college when I was 21, two years ago. Upon entering Uni, I weighed in at about 420 lb. (I am not educated enough to know kg,) As of this morning, I weighed in at 324 lb. and I am pretty happy with the progress I have made, although admittedly it has taken longer than I would have liked. However, my goal for the moment is 280 by valentines day, and since I was 340 when classes started up again Sept. 1, I feel like I will be close if I keep up with the lifestyle that accompanies life at school.
HOWEVER, Oct 8, tragedy struck. Whilst in a friendly game of flag (american) football, I destroyed my right knee, tearing my ACL, MCL, and Meniscus, as well as damaging my PCL. I am just now able to walk comfortably unassisted, but little else. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a pool (on a regular basis. There is a gym about 5 miles away, but I have no car or bike.) Due to the nature of the injury, my exercise program is severely limited: I now lift weights once a week (down from 2,) walk rather than run (twice a week,) and no longer participate on my football team or martial arts club.
To further complicate the matter, I will be having knee surgery in mid Nov. which will put me in a wheelchair for ~7 days then on crutches for 2-4 weeks, after which I will slowly regain athletic abilities for ~1 year, back to (hopefully) full recovery. This is the timeline my doctor has given me, and it scares the crap out of me.
Does anyone have any advice for ways to exercise and keep up a fitness program in spite of these obstacles? I have hit speed bumps before, but I am fearful that this might be more of a chainsaw-to-the-engine-block.