Hockey Accident Causes 11 Pounds Fat Loss

My Hockey Accident Helped Me Lose 11 lbs in 3 days…
… And 8 of those pounds have stayed off.

I am posting this post traumatic event, but thought you should really hear how this total screw up has helped me bust through a new plateau and challenge myself to a totally new level of self control.

This has also helped me shed 11 pounds of fat and water, in 3 days, not a single pound of muscle. I wasn’t even tired.

So it’s 00:23 hours as I write this on the notepad of my iPhone and I’m sitting at the hospital in Oakville Ontario and the pain is steadily climbing.

It’s been a few weeks now that I have been back in the fitness mode. I’ve been slowly prepping to go for a rapid cut from 222 pounds down to 196.

I’ve been training for 20 minute high intensity 3 times a week. It’s been going good and for the most part I’ve been reducing calories somewhat and feel great.

That is until 40 minutes ago.

You see I haven’t played serious hockey for years. Heck I haven’t even been on the ice for 3 years.

I’ve recent gone for 4 skates with my kids and last week was my first shinny game.

It was good for the first rusty time in 3 years. I put 3 pucks in the net my first time playing again (WHOOHOO! Self back patting going on, gentle ego stroke). I was very rusty but good enough for a coast to coast skate ending with a goal.

This weeks game started awesome. I was too late for warm ups so my first shift was the warm up. Guess what? I put one in the net and almost another. Pretty cool to say the least.

Second shift out, I’m defending a guy. Real casual no threat. Then WHAM! The lazy buggar dishes off the puck and raises his stick totally out of control and slams it right in my face.

Instantly I knew something was wrong.

The first time in 24 years that I did not wear my mouth guard and I get hit in the face with his stick.

I start spewing blood. BIG TIME. It hurts bad. Still does even now (@ 12:30am) and getting worse.

I was going to keep playing after a short break but I couldn’t stop the bleeding. My brother went to get me some gauze, the kids cool. Taking care of his big brother. I think he was worried I was going to flip out on the other guy. I almost did. But I am more angry at myself for not wearing my mouthgaurd but it was hurting my teeth so I took it out at the bench and had to jump on the ice. STUPID.

So now (Thursday sometime between 12 and 1 am) I’m at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with my tooth missing and the nerves exposed and I am pissed (at myself and the kid that high sticked me).

What’s worse is I’m sitting here angry at my temporary lapse of intelligence and scared of three things.

1. My wife
2. My mom
3. My lack of dental insurance


This sucks. I might get my other teeth knocked out and my head knocked off by my wife and my mom.

Have you ever seen an angry 4’11” angry Irish woman run?

Let’s just say I’m glad I’m in training because at least I have a slight chance of out running her and at least defending myself if she does catch me.

There is lots to say but for now. OUCH! Patrick McGuire Lost a Tooth Playing Hockey

Keep on training and be prepared for anything.

Over the next few days I will give you a total play by play breakdown of what happened and how I felt and coped with this accident and my involuntary STOP day, that turned into a 59 hour fasting challenge that has changed my life.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next silly update about this rediculous event. I promise more photos to follow, some will give you a chuckle, others will make your stomach a bit queasy, but all of them are funny because it happened to me and not you.

Have an empowered day, Patrick.

If you were wondering what is a STOP day or want to learn what possessed me to make the best out of a bad situation and the inability to eat, then consider reading the details from my good buddy B rad Pilon.  The guy wrote the book on intermittent fasting.  Check it out >>

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  1. greg
    7 years ago

    that, my friend, is why you wear a cage.

    • Patrick
      7 years ago

      true… but if I had the mouth guard in the damage would have been minimal, but I definitely hear you and I am contemplating returning to the cage and retiring the visor.

  2. Natalie
    7 years ago

    What a shame, Patrick! I certainly sympathise with you. I can believe that you’re really angry at yourself for not wearing the mouth guard, the one time you don’t wear it is the time you most needed it! It’s like wearing seatbelts. Here in South Africa it’s compulsory to wear them, we have a horrifically high road accident death toll, yet some people still don’t wear them!

    Sadly, this for you, is one of those painful life lessons well learned. I hope you’re fine and pain free very soon:-)

    • Patrick
      7 years ago

      Thanks Natalie. I really appreciate it. I am very angry for that one shift and one silly thought not to get it in my mouth before I engaged in the play.

      Well I got out last night and had a great game and the boys got a kick out the missing tooth.

      Natalie, when I was in Burkina Faso (Ouagadugoo) I noticed that when driving on the roads in Africa was a bit crazy and that was just around town and the outskirts of town. I heard that the more developed cities and highways are even crazier. Please keep your seatbelt on, I would hate to learn I lost a friend.

      Thanks for your thoughts and sympathy. I think I am getting it all fixed up next week, but as it goes being self employed without insurance it gets expensive to fix teeth (@ $4000 for this one).

  3. beginners workout
    7 years ago

    I broke my hand a couple of weeks ago in a fluke accident. I haven’t been dealing with it as well as you are. I guess I should think about something positive that can come from this.

    • Patrick
      7 years ago

      Train with the other hand. Several studies show you can manage weight and muscle unilaterally when one body part is immobilized (study was done with arm and shoulder in cast). The results transferred to better muscle retention when exercising the opposite arm.

      Sorry to hear about your hand. Hope it heals fast, I have had a few broken fingers, knuckles and the likes and hands take a long time to heal.